We think it’s important that everyone can be themselves within our organisation. To encourage that, we have the Shine network: the PwC network for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and all colleagues, customers and contacts who actively want to contribute to a working environment in which everyone’s sexual orientation is accepted. One of the ways of publicising this objective is our participation in the annual Canal Parade. Since 2016 we have our own boat around the theme Be Yourself @ Work.

Go to the Be Yourself @ Work page

Be Yourself @ Work.

Shine Network

Shine is our LGBTIQ+ diversity network. The name It reflects our vision of creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace atmosphere for our LGBTIQ+ colleagues. With Shine, our LGBTIQ+ people shine the light on the important issues that impact our diverse community. Every day, they bring their authentic selves to PwC and work hard to continue building trust in society, to make the workplace and our culture stronger, To create brighter opportunities that let each and every one of us truly shine.

Coming out 

For National Coming Out Day we asked several colleagues how it is to come out privately and or at work. Every coming out story is unique. In this video, three colleagues share their personal coming-out story.

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PwC Commingout

Our employment conditions are more inclusive for multi-parent (rainbow) families and the take-up of transitional leave

Unfortunately, with various family forms, the actual situation is not (or only after a long time) the same as the legal situation. This mainly concerns rainbow families, but also other families (e.g. adoption after surrogacy).

As a result, parents who in fact care for a child (but who are not/not yet the official legal parent), are not eligible for provisions such as partner leave, parental leave, care leave, calamity leave, etc., at times when they are needed. Officially, you don't get leave in such a situation.

Companies can do something about this themselves. PwC is now also doing this. Following in the footsteps of only a few other companies, we are adjusting our conditions of employment as of 1 October. We're giving parents who work for us and who officially are not entitled to maternity leave because of their family structure the same leave.  

In addition, after consultation with Transgender Netwerk Nederland, we are also including a transition leave scheme. And with that we remove it from sick leave.

'Gewoon Homo’ the podcast

The ability to be your authentic self is not a given for everyone. Also not in the workplace. In three seasons, creators Danny Houtkooper and Barry Beijer engage in conversation with different people within the ‘rainbow alphabet’. They talk to a homosexual refugee and in other episodes they discuss topics such as coming out at work, gay violence, the role that appearance plays, gay healing therapy and also what humor can mean.

The Dutch spoken podcast showcases how life after being out of the closet may be difficult, but more importantly what it can bring when you're finally just being yourself. And because we think it's important that everyone feels included and valued - not in spite of but because of their differences - we support this podcast.

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'Gewoon Homo’ the podcast

Contact us

Hayat Ihataren

Director, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)88 792 73 11

Tarik Samandar

Manager, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)62 238 19 39

Erik Poolman

Senior Projectmanager, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)65 112 07 98

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