Nearly one-third of new managing directors are women
TORONTO; Dec. 11, 2017 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has named 22 people to managing director in Canada, nearly one-third of whom are women.
“I am proud of our diverse group of new managing directors in Canada, each of whom has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving our clients and a real passion for developing our people,” said Bill Morris, president of Accenture's business in Canada. “Our people are what enable us to deliver high-quality services to clients, and I’m particularly pleased that one-third of our new managing directors are women, as our diversity makes us stronger, smarter and more innovative.”
Of the 22 new managing directors in Canada, seven are women. As part of its commitment to gender equality, Accenture has set goals of achieving a gender-balanced workforce, with 50 percent women and 50 percent men globally, by 2025 and increasing the percentage of women in managing director roles to at least 25 percent worldwide by 2020.
Accenture published its first annual Canada workforce diversity demographics last year. Currently, Accenture employs 1,866 women in Canada, representing approximately 43 percent of the company’s total workforce in the country. In addition, 30 percent of the company’s leadership team in Canada are women. Canada’s leadership team has set diversity targets, by year and by business unit, for which they are accountable.
Globally, Accenture recently named 687 people to managing director and senior managing director, with women accounting for a record 32 percent of the newly promoted managing directors. The promotions span nearly every geographic region and each part of Accenture’s business, from its client-facing operations—across consulting, strategy, digital, technology and operations, as well as its five industry-based operating groups—to its corporate functions.
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