EY Develops Culture Supporting Employee Authenticity

Zachary Pendley found a strong culture of support for diversity and inclusion at EY, enabling him to bring his authentic self to work and to leverage that authenticity for the benefit of communities.
By Debra Jenkins

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has a reputation as a leader in corporate Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). It is a well-earned reputation that is confirmed by Zachary Pendley, EY Partner and Senior Vice President – Transaction Real Estate in Toronto, Canada. Pendley is a member of the LGBT community, and it was working in EY's supportive business culture that made him realize he could be open, giving of his all in everything he did for the business internally and in communities, and always bring his full self to work.

"I quickly learned, when I started my career 15 years ago at EY, that this company recognizes and celebrates diversity," Pendley said.

EY recognizes all employees for their personal contributions and expertise, rather th...

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