Deloitte wins Best Diversity Firm Award at M&A Awards 2022

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Deloitte wins Best Diversity Firm Award at M&A Awards 2022

December 2022

Deloitte won the award for Best Diversity Firm at the M&A Awards gala on 15 December. This is the second time the award for Best Diversity Firm has been presented at the M&A Awards which traditionally celebrates elected high-impact transactions and deal advisors. 

Dagmar Enklaar-Peters, Managing Partner Financial Advisory: ‘We are very thankful for winning the Best Diversity Firm Award. It is a recognition of the efforts we make, the difference we make every day and that we are truly making an impact that matters to our people. We are committed to continuing to move the needle, ensuring everybody at Deloitte feels at home and are their true selves.’

The goal of this award is to create awareness of I&D initiatives and policies that other organizations can replicate. The jury report states the following: ‘Deloitte is a front runner and perseveres. The judges were impressed by Deloitte's ambition to be a fully inclusive firm by 2025 and the great innovative steps the firm is taking to get there, including organizing all kinds of training to raise awareness on the matter, a focus on data and implementing inclusive leadership programs. 

Replicable I&D initiatives

One of Deloitte's replicable initiatives is the ‘Panel and Proposal Promise’, whereby at all times in panel discussions internally or externally and on major M&A transactions, for example, both men, women and persons belonging to an under-represented group must be present. 

There is also the 'Reverse Mentoring Program' in which Deloitte's M&A leaders are paired with a colleague from an underrepresented group (Gender Balance, Cultural Diversity, Neurodiversity & LGBTQI+). The goal is to increase the leaders' knowledge and awareness of someone’s background and to know the potential challenges junior colleagues face daily in the workplace.

Other initiatives include a special community for women, an international community focused on cultural diversity, occasional childcare services, a special policy for transgender people in transition, and the Proud Parent program aimed at supporting young parents in finding a work-life balance that is comfortable for them.’ Read the full jury report here or click on the blue button.

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