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WOMEN: GENDER DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY


My mother is my inspiration for career success

By Vicky Godolphin, Managing Director, Accenture Digital, Dublin

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“I think it’s so important that we create an environment where women and men can come into work and feel that they have no limits.”

I’m a passionate believer in diversity in all of its forms. When you bring together different experiences, different backgrounds, different cultures, it creates something really special.

I’ve been fortunate in my career to have many great role models, both male and female, who have helped coach, support and challenge me to really be the best I can be—none more so than my family. I come from a family of incredibly strong women. My grandmother, my mom, my sisters, and now I see that strength in my nieces.

My mom, especially, is an inspiration to me. My mom is a trailblazer. She was the first person in her family to go to university. She was one of the first females at that university. Then she brought up her family, pretty much single-handedly, and set up her own very successful business in what was a pretty male-dominated area at the time. More recently, I admire her courage and her dignity in her fight against cancer, which, thankfully, she has won.

It’s so important that we create an environment where women and men can come into work and feel that they have no limits—that they’re confident, and that they can really be the best that they can be.

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