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GENDER DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY


Leaders take steps for impact outside work

By Debra Polishook, Group Chief Executive, Accenture Operations, New York

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“So many of us are blessed to be able to get a great education and to have huge opportunities for our careers, and not everybody has that same opportunity.”

I think it’s critical for executives to take the time to do something outside of their day-to-day corporate work. People who have had a great education and career opportunities need to help those who haven’t had the same breaks.

When I’m not working, my passion is running. So, I joined the advisory board for Back on My Feet in New York City.

Back on My Feet is a non-profit that helps homeless people through a disciplined running program. It uses running and community to motivate and support individuals from homelessness to independence–restoring their self-esteem and strength and helping them move towards jobs, homes and better lives.

Effective leadership means understanding what matters to you and the impact you can have on others.

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