Women in Business Awards – good luck Frances!

16 November 2016

PwC prides itself on its diversity and inclusion initiatives, so we were delighted to learn that r2i’s very own Frances McVeigh has been shortlisted for a Women in Business Award for ‘Advancing Diversity in the Workplace’.  

Frances headshot

Frances has been playing an integral role encouraging diversity and inclusion at PwC. She sits on the firm’s GLEE steering committee (PwC’s inclusive business network for Gays, Lesbians and Everyone Else), as well as being the Northern Ireland GLEE Chair.  Frances also serves as a mentor to staff on PwC’s graduate leadership programmes and is a 'reverse' mentor and coach to the PwC NI Chairman and Partners on the UK leadership team which focuses on developing and challenging a diverse leadership skill set.

Within r2i, Frances has played a leading role in some of the firm’s most high-profile diversity research. This includes Project 28-40, the UK’s largest ever survey of women in work, commissioned by Opportunity Now to better understand the experiences of women and men in today's workplace.  Most recently, Frances led a project exploring the impact caregivers have on private sector employers across the US for the Harvard Business Review.

On hearing about her award nomination Frances said, “I'm absolutely thrilled to be a finalist! To be nominated alongside such innovative people means an awful lot to me personally.  There are a significant number of men and women doing the right thing for their people and business right across this region and I'm delighted to be a part of that.  Bringing diversity and inclusion to life is not easy, so to be recognised in this way is simply fantastic.”

The whole r2i team is very proud of Frances’ achievement and we wish her well for the gala event on Thursday 17 November when the winners will be announced.



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