Getting to Equal: Visible Growth, Invisible Fears
On the surface, LGBT+ employees in many parts of the world have progressed in the workplace. But our global research reveals that underneath this success, they are experiencing unseen challenges and privately held fears at work that are hindering their ability to thrive. More than half (57%) of LGBT+ employees believe their gender identity and expression or their sexual orientation has slowed their progress at work. And shockingly, only 14% of LGBT+ employees feel fully supported by their employer when it comes to issues like welcoming those who identify as LGBT+.
Under the slogan “Bring your authentic self to work” we actively support the LGBT*IQ community. We promote a working environment where everyone can be themselves – regardless of sexual orientation.
LGBT*IQ employees, together with colleagues from human resources and management, create various initiatives fostering our open culture.
- An international network of LGBT*IQ allies stands up for the rights of LGBT*IQ members and equality
- 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 to promote LGBT*IQ diversity in the workplace
- After 2018 and 2019, there are also three strong role models of Accenture among Germany’s Top 100 Out Executives and Germany’s Top 50 LGBT+ Voices in 2020
- Accenture was awarded with the 2018 "Global LGBT*IQ Network Award" for our Pride-and-Allies network
Equality is non-negotiable
We live a corporate culture of equality, in which everyone has the right to be their true authentic self.
Watch more videos from our Pride Celebrations and Pridespectives profiles.
We are proud to work with our partners to implement the UN LGBT*IQ standards.
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.READ MORE
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.
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 IndexTop spot for two consecutive years
5th place in DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for DiversityFor 14 consecutive years
1st place in the Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion IndexFor the third consecutive year
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