Be yourself!

We actively support the LGBT*IQ community. "Bring your authentic self to work“ is our motto and guiding principle! We promote an authentic presence at work – regardless of sexual orientation.

LGBT*IQ employees work together with their colleagues in HR and management to create initiatives that promote a culture of open-mindedness. These include:

  • An international network of LGBT*IQ Allies asserts the equality and rights of LGBT*IQ members
  • Our PRIDE Network includes 1,157 allies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia
  • We are a founding member and on the advisory board of PROUT@Work, a foundation by the business community for the promotion of LGBT*IQ diversity in the workplace
  • In 2018, Germany’s Top 100 Out Executives featured three from Accenture (two in 2019)
  • Accenture was awarded the Global LGBT*IQ Network Award 2018 for the Pride-and-Allies network."
"For us, equality is not a question, but an essential part of the answer. The principles of diversity and respect for the individual are given."

— Marc Mellone, LGBT Lead Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia

Equality is non-negotiable

We live a corporate culture of equality, in which everyone has the right to be their true authentic self.

50 years of Pride at Accenture

Watch more videos from our Pride Celebrations and Pridespectives profiles.

The partnership for LGBT*IQ equality

We are proud to work with our partners to implement the UN LGBT*IQ standards.

The lack of visible LGBT+ women in the workplace

Megan Cross, UK Pride Network Co-Lead, raises the question why there aren't more visible LGBT+ women leaders in the workforce.

50 years of pride

See how we are celebrating 50 years of progress.

The partnership for global LGBTI equality

How companies can implement the UN standards of conduct.

What does pride mean?

Our people share what pride means.

I am visible

Our transgender employees share who they are.

Equality strengthens innovation

Our Getting to Equal 2019 report shows that a strong culture of equality helps LGBT*IQ employees in their personal growth. Such a culture of equality also drives innovation and creates a working environment that makes a difference.



of LGBT*IQ employees want to be innovative


stronger: the willingness to innovate among LGBT*IQ employees working in a culture of equality


higher career satisfaction among LGBT*IQ employees if the working environment is right


of LGBT*IQ employees strive for a leadership position


faster (than usual): LGBT*IQ employees rise to managerial level or higher if their company fosters a supportive and equal environment


faster (than usual): LGBT*IQ employees become managers if they work in an organisation with a culture of equality

Why equality is so important

Who better than our own employees to explain how important it is to have an inclusive and open-minded working environment that encourages authenticity.

Peter Pfannes

"Respect and tolerance are an integral part of our culture. I know from my own experience how important it is not to have to pretend.“ Find out more

Stephan Gellrich

"Everyone is an individual with the right to develop freely. That's how we work at Accenture and, as a manager, it's important to lead by example." Find out more

Timona Borhanuddin

"Feeling safe and valued – that's essential for successful teamwork. This is precisely the atmosphere we create at Accenture." Find out more

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Awards and recognition

We aspire to be the employer of choice for the most innovative talents. That's why we promote diversity in all its forms – but diversity only works when it goes hand in hand with equality and inclusion.


1st place in the Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index

Top spot for two consecutive years


7th place in DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

For 13 consecutive years


1st place in the Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index

For the third consecutive year

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