At Accenture, we have an underlying belief that inclusion and diversity are real drivers for innovation in our business and for our clients’ businesses. We are focused on fostering diversity across our organization and we are actively listening to our people so that we can continue to create an environment where everyone feels they belong.
In 2016, we launched the Canadian Diversity Council made up of senior Canadian leaders. The council drives I&D leadership accountability down through to their teams and conducts their business through the lens of diversity, including modelling inclusive behavior, setting diversity targets, and holding each other accountable.
To foster more collaboration and because transparency creates trust, we annually release our demographics for gender, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Aboriginal peoples.
In terms of gender diversity, the total number of women at Accenture in Canada at Dec. 31, 2016, was 1,651, or 43 percent of the workforce, compared with 1,677 women, or 44 percent of the Canadian workforce, at Dec. 31, 2015. The number of female executives held steady at 30 percent.
Consistent with our global scorecard, in Canada we are developing a scorecard to measure our gender mix, recruitment mix, attrition gap, and promotion yield gap to provide our Canadian leaders with insight into how well we are able to recruit, retain, engage and advance women.
On behalf of the people of Accenture, I commit to deliver on our aspiration to be the most inclusive and diverse company, where all of our people are empowered to lead and can be successful, both professionally and personally.
Canada President and Senior Managing Director
Employees support our Not Myself Today campaign in support of mental health
Our culture of inclusion and diversity is fostered by our Canadian employee resource groups – vibrant communities that enable our people to strengthen their networks, grow their skills, celebrate their heritages and give back to the communities where they live and work. We have six employee resource groups in Canada with local chapters in most cities.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Accent on Enablement
We recognize and celebrate our differences and heritages with events throughout the year. From observing internationally-recognized days, such as International Women’s Day, National Aboriginal Day and National Mental Health Week, our people come together with our clients and our communities to learn from each other, promote understanding and be inspired.
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Training is one of the most effective ways we can make inclusion and diversity part of our culture. Accenture offers a variety of assets designed to educate individuals, promote inclusion and diversity in the workplace and prepare our people to deliver high performance through a diverse workforce.
The three themes that guide Accenture's Inclusion & Diversity education program are: