Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, was the main focus of the conference organised by PwC Cyprus, on Thursday, 18 November 2021. The conference titled “Accelerating the Pace of Change: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion”, is part of the organisation’s strategic goal to contribute to building a fair and inclusive society. The main purpose of the conference was to support local businesses move towards a more inclusive and supportive organisational culture, in which staff members feel free to express themselves and reach their full potential.
A panel discussion was held as part of the conference, with the participation of the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Natasa Pilides, the Founding Partner of Harneys Cyprus, Emily Yiolitis, the Adviser to the President of the Republic on issues of Multiculturalism, Acceptance and Respect for Diversity, Costas Gavrielides and the HR Manager of Fx Pro, Martinos Demosthenous. The Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Officer of PwC Australia, Julie McKay, analysed the “Business need for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”, while former PwC France Partner, Tarique Shakir-Khalil, shared his personal experience on raising an LGBT+ child.
Partner - International Private Clients, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Chief Learning Officer, In charge of Transportation & Logistics , PwC Cyprus