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Empowering Women

At Accenture, we’re committed to gender equality—we want more women in our workforce, more female role models in STEM, and more benefits for working parents. In fact, we’ve already surpassed our goal to reach 40% women new hires worldwide by 2017. And because we can't have gender equality without equal pay, Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, spoke about Accenture’s commitment to equality on Equal Pay Day:​


A woman’s ability to define and achieve her goals – and to evolve them over time – creates the opportunity to pursue and integrate career and personal interests and responsibilities. We strive to help our women access the global network to create their plans, evolve them during different life stages, have the confidence to ask for the next role and take risks along the way. As more women pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Accenture has created unique programs to support our women:

Working Mothers

For the 14th consecutive year, Working Mother magazine has included Accenture in the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers,” including us in the top 10.

Building a family requires a different approach to how a professional manages everyday life and Accenture recognizes this by providing parents with the Maternity Returners Program. This program helps ease the transition back into the workforce by providing career guidance and support for finding ideal re-entry roles.

In addition, Accenture recognizes the unique needs of professionals in the workplace by providing flexible work arrangements and a range of work/life programs that encourage balance between work and personal priorities.

Learn more about we provide a progressive workplace that supports a variety of modern lifestyles. ​

International Women's Day

Accenture celebrates International Women’s Day every year with their people. This year, we had identified IWD events in New York, Frankfurt and Hong Kong to be broadcasted externally.

Speaking Replay

Rita Ching and Connie Cheung, deputy CEO and senior manager from The Women’s Foundation, were invited to give a speech at the #IWD2017 event entitled Girls Go Tech. The pair talked about how stereotypes in today’s society stop young girls from choosing STEM subjects in school. Learn more from inspiring women sharing new ways to innovate and advance via our virtual environment.

Event Snapshots

Listen to our Greater China leadership about gender diversity and talent strategy.

Hear our female employees talk about how Accenture help them BE YOURSELF, MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Training & Development

At Accenture, we recognize that the skills, capabilities and value that women bring to the table are critical to our company’s success.

To support our women’s career growth, we develop customized, innovative training that is designed to meet the specific needs of our women.

In the Developing High Performing Women course, for example, female role models help managers evaluate requirements to reach the next stage in their careers. To date, more than 1,800 women have participated in the program.

Through these offerings, we help women expand their expertise, build their confidence and provide roadmaps for successful careers and for positioning themselves in the right roles.

Accenture's annual research reveals what's important to women and their careers

Accenture has conducted a number of original research studies on topics related to women and careers. We use these findings to help Accenture women throughout the world tackle a variety of issues to succeed in the workplace.

Review our latest findings

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