Focusing on ethnic and racial diversity in the workplace

We are committed to recruiting, retaining and advancing talent from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and helping them thrive in the workplace.

An update from our CEO

At the core of Accenture is our unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and equality for all. We take a broad view of diversity, which includes our people from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds in every corner of the globe and every country where we operate. We strongly believe the diversity of our people helps us work better together and drives greater innovation for our clients and communities.

We are taking action to fight racism. We have set goals in South Africa, the UK and the US to increase our ethnic and racial representation. We have launched new mandatory training that supports our people in identifying and speaking up about racism. We also are working to build a better future through community investments like our Black Founders Development Program, with more to come.

Together, we are acting, we are leading, and we will drive change. There is much hard work to do, but I am encouraged by the dialogue and action happening around the world. These steps to fight racism are essential to ensuring that Accenture is a place where everyone can succeed both personally and professionally, has equal opportunity and feels they truly belong.


Julie Sweet, CEO

Hear from our leaders

Our leaders share their perspectives on Accenture's stance against racism and the actions that need to be taken to advance our culture of equality for people of all backgrounds.

Speak louder, act bolder

Ellyn Shook, Accenture's Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, shares thought on the #Juneteenth holiday in the US and how we must speak up for those who can't. Read more.

To be completely silent, is really loud

Nellie Borrero, Accenture’s Managing Director, Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Lead, Global Inclusion+ Practice Lead, discusses seven themes to consider when talking about racism. Read more.

My “Why” behind the Black Founders Development Program

Kathryn Ross, Global Open Innovation Lead and Black Founder Development Program Lead, discusses the inequity Black founders face in venture capital and how she’s driving economic inclusion. Read more.

The revolution has just been televised

Gavin Young, Global Ethnicity Lead, discusses the need for people with privilege to act on behalf of those without and wake up to the reality of inequality that communities of colour face. Read more.

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Comprehensive actions we're taking

Inside and outside of Accenture, we take action to create more opportunities for employment and advancement for our people from underrepresented communities.

Diverse employee networks

Empowering employees of African, Caribbean, Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian, African American, American Indian, Hispanic American and South African descent.

Unconscious bias training

Mandatory training to help identify and eliminate unconscious bias and promote an inclusive workplace culture.

Workforce demographics

Publication of diversity demographics across the US and Canada to establish goals for hiring, retention and advancement.

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Black is…

Watch this six-film series of our people sharing their stories about what being Black means to them.

Created by members of Accenture’s African and Caribbean Network in the UK and Ireland who partnered with Black filmmakers and animators, each short film conveys the uniqueness of individual experiences while illuminating moments that unite us all.

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Black is…

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Hear from our people

Hear from our people on the importance of diversity in the workplace and learn more about our commitment to creating a culture of equality for all.

Working together: celebrating cultural diversity

See the strength in bringing people of various backgrounds and perspectives together to push the limits of innovation. Read more.

Celebrating black history month

African-American women on finding your voice

Read advice from five African-American Accenture women at a variety of career stages on being authentic, being confident and leading by example.

My journey from Nixyaawii to Accenture

Learn about the transition from a Native American reservation in the US to working in the city of Seattle for Accenture. Read more.

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