Retain talented women in PwC and progress their career development

Retain talented women in PwC and progress their career development

How can you ensure that your behavior has the effect you intend? How can you combine your ambition with your personal life? How can you continue being yourself? 

PWC | Female Leadership

Many women leave the organization in this stage in their careers. PwC wants to retain this talent because a diverse range of qualities leads to improved services to clients.
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Female leadership

The goal of this program is to retain talented women in PwC and progress their career development. 

Petra van Tol (InContext): “In an environment like PwC women encounter specific challenges. By giving them more insight into that world and coaching them to use their own strengths, they become more effective. 

The program fits into a broader cultural change. Men are becoming more and more aware that a predominately masculine frame of reference is only one of the possible perspectives. Taking this into consideration, the program would certainly be relevant for men too.”

Experiment with different kinds of behavior

Twelve to fourteen middle and starter senior managers took part in the 5-day program. Petra: “Many women leave the organization in this stage in their careers. PwC wants to retain this talent because a diverse range of qualities leads to improved services to clients. The dilemma is often: do I have to adjust or can I stay true to myself? When you understand the masculine rules of the game, you can make a conscious choice per situation.” 

“This is why we get our participants to take part in role-play with actors to experiment with different kinds of behavior. They hold up a mirror for you by directly confronting you with the consequences of your behavior.” Jitske van Hattem (PwC): “There were big differences between the participants and the obstacles they experienced. Also every team handles diversity in a different way. Nevertheless, It was an extremely useful learning experience for everyone."

It was an extremely useful learning experience for everyone.

Jitske van Hattem - Senior Tax manager PwC