Pride at Accenture

We are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for all employees regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Pride means more…

Ensuring an inclusive environment around the world is a key part of our belief that equality drives innovation.

And that is why we work to provide more for our people, including:

  • Professional development
  • Inclusive policies
  • Recruitment, promotion and retention guidelines
  • Equal benefits to same-sex couples in every country where the law permits
  • Transgender health benefits in 17 countries and more to come
  • Employee resource groups in 45 countries; and
  • A global Ally program with more than 120,000 members and growing
Pride means more

Accenture stories: Pride means more

Our LGBTIQ+ people and allies who share what Pride means to them.

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We all can play a part in ensuring everyone is seen, heard and valued. I’m energized by our Pride community’s support of our LGBTIQ+ people so that we can be ourselves at work.

Christie Smith

Global Lead, Talent & Organization

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+.


I have always felt comfortable being myself at Accenture – ever since day one – and so I owe it to the Pride community to help foster a workplace where LGBTIQ+ people can thrive.

Marco Ziegler

Senior Managing Director and Global Pride Network Executive Sponsor

The partnership for global LGBTIQ+ equality

We stand with our partners to operationalize the UN LGBTIQ+ Standards.

It is powerful to stand up for someone else – which is why together with our Pride network and allies – we support our people to be their authentic selves at work every day.

Christine Rauh

Managing Director and Global Pride Network Executive Sponsor

Get to know the people in our Pride community

Hear from people in our global Pride at Accenture network on the importance of living authentically and supporting our culture of equality.

How to be an ally to transgender people every day

Meet Fernanda Mayr Ferreira who shares her personal journey and offers advice for allies in and out of the workplace. Read more.

Five women advancing lesbian visibility

Meet five inspiring women who share words to live by and the importance of being our true selves. Read more.

Living authentically: Going beyond the binary

Meet three of our people who explain what it means to be part of the non-binary community and ways you can be more inclusive. Read more.

Learn what the “B” is all about in LGBTQ

Meet three of our people who share their thoughts on our culture of equality and how we can all be better allies. Read more.

Coming out with all pride and no prejudice

Meet Saptarshi Mallik who shares his story of self-acceptance and of living authentically both personally and professionally. Read more.

Let me be perfectly queer

Let me be perfectly queer

Meet Cortland Russell who shares what identifying as queer means to him and how being respected for who he is has been a differentiator in his career.

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Advancing equality globally

Our commitment to accelerating LGBTIQ+ equality extends beyond the workplace. Learn more about our impact through strategic partnerships and groundbreaking projects.


Taking GLAAD Media Awards virtual

We helped to take the GLAAD Media Awards virtual for the first time – enabling more people to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ awards. Learn more.

Building gender-inclusive voice assistants

We created "Sam" – a non-binary voice assistant – to advance inclusive representation and breakdown gender stereotypes. Learn more.

Diversity consulting

We combine industry expertise and advanced analytics to help organizations advance inclusion and diversity. Read more. 

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Awards and recognition

Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not only for business performance but also for inclusion and diversity.

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Our journey

Living Inclusion & Diversity
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