Our people also use their skills and expertise to make a difference outside our firm. Together, we share best practice and partner with organisations that drive diversity in our communities so we can create a more inclusive society for all.
As we continue to listen, learn and look for ways to create an even more inclusive and diverse place to work, we’ll unlock the ingenuity of even more people to help build a positive human future. Inclusion and diversity create a virtuous cycle, and we’re passionate about being part of it.
Below are just some of the ways we’re creating a positive human future for our people, clients and communities.
Our employee networks
Our employee networks support an inclusive and diverse environment for our colleagues and communities. They celebrate, educate and raise awareness of key issues while acting as a forum for discussion and debate to drive and support our global inclusion and diversity strategy. Our networks also provide support, advice and networking opportunities for their members and the wider PA community.
Accessibility, Neurodiversity, and Disability Network
This network exists to build understanding, appreciation, and support for and among those who consider themselves to have a disability or identify as neurodiverse. The comprising groups aim to foster a stronger community, improve experiences. and build a psychologically safe working environment where colleagues are valued for their unique contributions, can embrace their characteristics, and can play to their strengths.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Network
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Network runs events to raise awareness of key issues and facilitate conversations that shape our firm-wide initiatives. The Network aims to create a workplace where everyone knows mental health issues don’t come with a stigma and everyone has the resources available to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Our Military Network (MilNet) supports service leavers, veterans and serving reservists along with the families and partners of former or serving personnel, through our formal support network, coaching, mentoring and events. In recognition of MilNet’s work, the Ministry of Defence has awarded PA a Gold Award as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.
Our Pride Network promotes an inclusive environment in the workplace and provides information and support on LGBTQ+ issues for all. The Network works collaboratively across our firm to create an inclusive and diverse working environment and promote an ethos of respect and equality for everyone, regardless of their identity, so all colleagues can reach their full potential. Pride hosts regular events, discussion groups and mentoring and networking opportunities.
Our RISE Network promotes Racial Inclusion and Social Equity at PA. It aims to empower talent, build an inclusive environment and promote the value of a more diverse workforce by creating a space for all colleagues to be heard and a workplace where everyone feels comfortable being their true self. The Network also promotes awareness of diverse cultures and experiences through events, networking sessions and mentoring programmes.
Our Women’s Network focuses on issues and initiatives relating to gender equality, both within PA and the communities we serve. This includes driving action on everything from closing the gender pay gap to profiling role models and allies across PA. The Network hosts regular global events, mentoring sessions, conversation groups and networking opportunities, and promotes active allyship throughout our firm.
Working Families Network
A global community across PA that creates connections for people to come together on global and local issues relevant to working families and those with caring responsibilities. The network provides opportunities for coaching, support, and peer to peer advice. It also shares experience, insight and, feedback on making PA a better place to work and where working parents and carers can thrive.