PwC's U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner Tim Ryan to Co Chair the Great Place to Work For All SummitTM

By HR Tech Outlook | Friday, November 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Ryan, the U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will co-chair the 15th Annual Great Place to Work For All Summit March 7–9 in San Francisco. Ryan will reveal how the latest innovations in creating meaningful partnerships can strengthen workplace culture across organizational boundaries, as well as maximize the human potential of all in the workplace.

Ryan will discuss the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion he co-founded this past year in partnership with dozens of leaders of Fortune 500 companies, aiming to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working across organizations to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed and all employees feel comfortable and empowered to discuss diversity and inclusion.

“We are very thrilled to have Tim Ryan as our Summit Co-Chair leading the Innovation in Partnerships content. He and his team at PwC U.S. have helped thousands of their clients develop better, long-lasting business partnerships, ultimately leading them to become better workplaces for all, which is better for business, better for people, and better for the world,” said Great Place to Work Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Bush. “As the co-founder of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, Tim is the perfect person to lead the conversation on the importance of partnerships and how they directly affect workplace culture and can ultimately maximize the talent and success of an organization.”

“Using our own data and research on this topic, as well as best practices from Best Workplaces such as PwC, we are committed to accelerating the maximization of all human potential that is currently underrepresented and disengaged across many workplaces, with our first milestone closing the work experience gap between women and men by 2020,” said Bush.

Ryan will lead the keynote series on Innovations in Partnerships on March 8, also featuring Matthew Schulyer, from Hilton and Jennifer Morgan, from SAP and Arianna Huffington, from Thrive Global.

This series will focus on how organizations and people can partner in powerfully inclusive ways to solve complex business problems and help advance the movement towards creating a Great Place to Work For All. It will also reveal the best practices for workplace inclusion and how to maximize the human potential for everyone within an organization.

“Working together as abusiness community is critical to creating workplace cultures that are truly diverse and inclusive,” said Tim Ryan, US Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC. “Advancing diversity and inclusion shouldn’t be a competitive issue. As business leaders, we need to come together and partner with each other to take action and build better workplace cultures for everyone.”

The three-day Summit also features a future of leadership content track including: a CEO leadership panel on March 7 during the Small and Medium Business Forum, featuring Sarah Nahm, Founder & CEO of Lever; Chris Taylor, Founder & CEO, Square Root, Inc.; and Henry Albrecht, Founder & CEO, Limeade; and tactical focus sessions that expands on these concepts on March 8 & 9.

The Summit will also unveil A Great Place to Work for All, Bush’s new book that redefines great workplaces in the 21st century. The book features a chapter on Innovation in Leadership introducing a new leadership framework, showing the advantages of what he defines as "For All" leaders. In effect, the times demand executives who not only are business-savvy but also are devoted to fairness, have deep faith in people, and empower all individuals to reach their full human potential.

The Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. In the past, this event has been approved for Recertification Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®).

In addition to PwC, Co-Chairs and Executive Title Partners for this year’s Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM are Workday, which will lead “Innovations in Technology”, and Accenture which will lead “Innovations in Leadership”. Additional sponsors include Activision Blizzard, Aflac, Alston & Bird, Baird,Bombas, Bright Horizons, Cadence, CarMax, Cisco, Famous4Colors, Four Moon Productions,Four Seasons,Genentech, Globoforce,Hilton, HRCertification Institute, Lavit, LOMA Agency, O.C. Tanner, Plante Moran, SAP SuccessFactors,Salesforce and World Wide Technology.

For press inquiries and to request an interview with Michael C. Bush and his co-chairs, contact Melissa Krantz at (917) 653-6716 or

About Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM

The Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and those newly embarking on their workplace journey. Its mission is to share best practices for creating and championing high-trust cultures that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

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