• Headquarters Location New York, NY (United States)
  • Number of Employees 10,000+
  • Website http://www.pwc.com

We're best known as an accounting firm, that's only part of what we do. We're one of the world's leading professional services firms, offering industry-focused assurance, advisory and tax services for over 85% of the largest public and private companies in the US.

Highlights from PwC

  • Meet a Fairygodboss at PwC


    Shannon White


    Managing Director McLean, VA

    Shannon White is a Managing Director in PwC's Public Sector Practice where she leads the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Account. Ms. White has over 20 years of experience, including providing mission and non-mission support to federal clients. Ms. White has cross-functional experience including project leadership, strategic planning, grants management, finance and policy analysis, project management, internal controls, and business development.

    Ms. Whte has successfully led large project teams, delivering support in locations throughout the country. Prior to serving federal clients, Ms. White worked for JP Morgan as an investment banker in the Global Syndicated practice, and for MBNA America as a Senior Officer managing community development programs. Immediately after college, Ms. White was a volunteer high school teacher in South Africa. 

    Ms. White also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.

    Recently, Ms. White was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a 2016 Minority Business Leader. Ms. White has also been profiled in the Washington Business Journal.

    Ms. White has a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School. Additionally, Ms. White is a Project Management Professional. 

    Ms. White lives with her partner, son, and mother in Maryland.


What Women Should Know about Working At PwC

Women and men often face different challenges -- and this is especially true for women who are building a career while raising a family. We encourage flexibility of career paths, with the ability to step on and of the fast track, and multiple opportunities to connect with diverse role models. Our firm has been recognized as a top company by DiversityInc, Working Mother, Fortune and Catalyst for our commitment to retaining and advancing women, and for developing flexible tools and resources to support them along the way.

Gender diversity statistics

  • Gender diversity information At PwC, one of the ways we support our ongoing commitment to gender diversity is through our firm-wide engagement in the UN Women's HeforShe Campaign as one of three fouding corporate sponsors fo the 10x10x10 impact initiative. In a recent blog post on "The Unfinished Business of Gender Parity," PwC's chairman Dennis Nally confirmed more than 40,000 male and female PwC pledges to date for HeforShe. We also publcly released our gender diversity workforce figure sin UN Women's Inaugural HeforShe Parity Record.

    At the same time, as part of our ongoing efforts to emplower women in the workforce and provoke thoughtful dialogue around important diversity issues, we hosted our third Aspire to Lead: The PwC Women's Leadership Series global webcast. The webcast discussion included perspectives from Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Academy Award nominee and director of Kung Fu Panda 2. At a time when the issue of diversity in Hollywood has never been more prominent, Davis pointed out the leadership role the entertainmen tindustry can play in promoting gender parity through casting strong female characters for film and TV because, as she put it, "what we see is what we can be."

Programs, initiatives, groups

  • Additional information Most offices across the country have Women's Networking Circles.  Many offices also have parenting networks.
  • Unconscious bias training Yes
  • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs Yes
  • Internal employee networking Yes
  • Succession planning initiatives Yes
  • Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting Yes
  • Diversity initiatives / processes for performance evaluation Yes
  • Sabbatical leave benefits Yes
  • Executive coaching Yes

Flexible working

  • Flexible working policies In a truly flexible work environment, individuals and teams decide together how and where work gets done.

    That's why PwC is creating a new paradigm of work. One where individual goals are respected as much as professional goals, and contribution is measured by results, not by the number of hours you spend in the office. 

    To do this, the firm offers several formal flexible work arrangements - from telecommuting to a compressed workweek. Leaders and colleagues work collaboratively to assess these arrangements in the context of needs of the individual, the team and the client.

    The formal flexible work arrangements PwC include: 
    - Reduced Hours: reducing hours to less than a regular full-time week
    - Flextime: work hours move earlier or later than "regular" business hours
    - PwC@Home: Formal telecommuting, routinely working from home three or more days per week
    - PwC Offsite: Telecommuting, routinely working from home one or two days per week
    - Job-Sharing: Two people jointly fulfill the responsiblities of one full-time position
    - Compressed Workweek: Standard hours compresed into fewer than five work days
    - Sabbatical: Leave of absence while maintaining benefits and a reduced salary rate
  • Remote working Yes
  • Part-time working Yes

Parental Leave

  • Paid maternity leave Yes, 6 weeks
  • Unpaid maternity leave Yes, 26 weeks
  • Paid paternity leave Yes, 6 weeks
  • Unpaid paternity leave Yes, 26 weeks
  • Adoptive paid leave Yes, 6 weeks
  • Short-term disability benefits Yes
  • Additional short-term disability info All PwC parents (birth, adoptive or foster) are eligible for up to six weeks of full paid leave (in addition to any short-term disability benefits - typically six to eight weeks). Parents who have more than one child at a time get an additional two paid weeks off. Adoptive parents receive an additional 6 weeks if they identify as 'primary caretakers.'

Maternity-Related Benefits

  • Lactation facilities Yes
  • Maternity leave coaching Yes
  • Fertility benefits Yes
  • On-Ramping/Off-Ramping before and after parental leave Yes

Care-taking benefits

  • Care-taking benefits information Just as families are built in different ways, each parent has different needs when it comes to managing the challenges of parenthood and a career. We developed our programs in response to what PwC parents and other caregivers told us they needed most -- the flexiblity to juggle competing priorities and support in finding resources for childcare and eldercare or counseling. We constantly evaluate these programs to assess that they're working and make adjustments accordingly.

    Our flexible resources for families include: 

    - Nursing Mom's program
    - Just-in-Case program reimburses staff up to $1,000 per year for the cost of emergency backup child and elder care
    - Parenting circles
    - Network and educational resources for disability caregivers
    - Full Circle On/Off Ramps program for care-givers leaving the workforce for up to 5 years
    - Comprehensive resource and referral for all things care-giving related (including one-on-one consultations with Masters-level consultants)
    - Nanny resource and referral
    - The firm has arranged discounts with thousands of leading childcare organizations across the country. We also offer a dependent care flexible spending account.
  • Back-up childcare Yes
  • Elder-care benefits Yes

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