About Barbara

Barbara Harvey is a managing director in Accenture Research and is the lead for Accenture’s research on workplace equality.

Barbara joined Accenture in 1997 to establish an advanced research capability. That team is now a global, end-to-end research capability of 300 people. The research team has experts in every industry and all aspects of business (digital, AI, future workforce, etc.) and has technical experts who provide expertise in, for example, statistics , economic modeling and data science.

Barbara has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Exeter University and over 25 years of experience in research, spanning quantitative techniques and statistical methods, qualitative research, ethnographics and business research.

Barbara is the co-founder and executive sponsor for Accenture UKI’s award-winning Mental Health program. She is a "Straight Ally" for our LGBT community and actively promotes Accenture’s Inclusion & Diversity initiatives.

Authored content

Why mental health awareness is good for business

How companies are addressing mental health to create more supportive environments.

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Improve career outcomes for young women

The three accelerators Accenture Research identified that help women (and men) advance.

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Want to see gender parity? Change your culture!

Discover the 40 workplace factors that have a measurable impact on the advancement of women.

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