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Career Advice: Samrawit Biyazin – Disability is Not an Obstacle to Success

In celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month, Fair360 is featuring an interview with Samrawit Biyazin, Digital Accessibility, Senior Associate at PwC (a Hall of Fame company.) Fair360 spoke with Biyazin as part of our Career Advice video series. Biyazin shared how she overcame adversity to achieve success, the role of self-advocacy in one’s career and the importance of upskilling.

READ MORE: NOD’s Disability Insights Report: Improved Talent Outcomes and the Critical Role of Leadership

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PwC has long held practices around sustainability, equity and inclusion that position the company as a leader in responsible business. With recent initiatives around employee wellbeing, those efforts continue to evolve.

Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan
U.S. Chair and Senior Partner

“Trust has never been more important when it comes to creating a culture of belonging. Fostering a trusting, inclusive environment allows employees to feel comfortable being their true selves, to have candid conversations and share different points of view. At PwC, I have seen firsthand the power of building a culture of belonging — it enables our people to bring their best selves to work, which in turn results in fantastic support for our clients and communities.”

Shannon Schuyler
Shannon Schuyler
U.S. Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer

“PwC is made up of 75,000 people of different races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, abilities and beliefs, so building an ethos of inclusive leadership is essential to our success. Powered by our Purpose to build trust and solve important problems, we commit to continue fostering a culture of belonging where our people have equitable experiences and opportunities to thrive.”

From the Company

PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is brought to life by its community of solvers, who help clients, stakeholders and communities build trust and drive sustained outcomes. The company is unwavering in its commitment to build on a culture of belonging, operate as a responsible business, maintain quality as a top priority and advance issues that matter with its people, clients and the broader marketplace.

For more than two decades, PwC’s efforts have led to a firm that embraces DEI as an essential aspect of its purpose, values and culture. Its workforce of 75,000 strong leverages its collective strengths, firm resources and external relationships to address the widening economic disparities that are exacerbating gaps in education and across society. The company also embraces its responsibility to address environmental sustainability and equity. As a firm, PwC believes it has an important role to engage in efforts supporting a more sustainable planet and is taking a multi-faceted approach to reduce its environmental impact and build resilience in communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.

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