PwC says "It Gets Better" in support of GLBT youth
18/04/2011
PwC professionals share personal experiences of growing up, coming out and finding professional success.

 

 Fuente:  www.consultant-news.com          Fecha:  18.04.2011

PwC says "It Gets Better" in support of GLBT youth  

In support of the It Gets Better Project and the worldwide movement that has been created to support GLBT youth, PwC US has launched a video of gay and lesbian staff sharing their challenges growing up gay and describing how they found acceptance, support and happiness as adults. Over 10,000 individuals and organizations have contributed videos to this effort to combat bullying of GLBT youth.

In the video's introduction, PwC US Chairman Bob Moritz applauds the eight PwC individuals who tell their inspiring stories.

"We all know it's hard to be different, especially when you're young and in school," Moritz says. "That's why role models are important. They inspire us. And I'm inspired by my colleagues who are sharing their stories in support of the It Gets Better Project."

Research from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network has found that nearly 9 out of 10 GLBT students in middle and high school experienced harassment at school in the past year and nearly two-thirds felt unsafe because of their sexual orientation.

PwC has a strong commitment to GLBT inclusion and was the first Big Four professional services firm to create an advisory board of openly gay partners. The group advises Firm leadership on the planning and implementation of GLBT initiatives.

PwC has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, DiversityInc and Out and Equal for its pioneering efforts toward gay inclusiveness. The firm also works with Point Foundation, a national organization that provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. In 2009, Point awarded PwC its Point Inspiration Award for championing respect and inclusion of the GLBT community.