Inclusion & diversity in Ireland
We put inclusion & diversity at the heart of the way we work with our people, clients and communities in Ireland.
Accenture's purpose is to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity and our commitment to our people, clients and communities is to accelerate equality for all.
We are committed to acting as a responsible business leader. It enables us to attract, develop, inspire and reward top talent. It creates an environment that unleashes innovation, allows our people to perform at their very best and underpins a culture in which everyone feels they have an equal opportunity to belong.
This commitment starts at the top with our Country Managing Director, Alastair Blair and our Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Dr. Michelle Cullen. We expect leaders at all levels to help create and sustain a culture of equality where everyone can advance and thrive.
Our areas of focus include gender equality, LGBTI+ disability inclusion, ethnicity, cross-cultural diversity, family and carers, socio-economic and mental health.
Our commitment to inclusion and diversity unleashes innovation and creates a culture where everyone feels they have equal opportunity. We are dedicated to accelerating equality for all gender identities.
We know COVID-19 has had a massive impact on gender equality. Not only has it resulted in less income and work for women, widening the gender gap when it comes to job security, it could actually extend the time to gender equality by 51 years – from 2120 to 2171. We worked with the W20 to produce, If Not Now, When? that details the unequal impact of COVID-19 on women.
2021 marked the 17th year Accenture in Ireland celebrated International Women’s Day – an opportunity for us to recognise the outstanding accomplishments of women and engage in meaningful conversations to further advance a culture of equality.
Visible leadership is critical to cultivating a culture where equality rules. Yet too often, women leaders are left absent from the walls of history their stories untold.
We wanted to change this.
Accenture Women on Walls is a campaign that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits that will create a lasting cultural legacy for Ireland and the next generation.
Our mission is to recognise the pioneering achievements of extraordinary female ‘trailblazers' and enhance the visibility of female leaders in STEM across Ireland.
Discover more about #WomenOnWalls here.
Building positive relationships is central to the success of Accenture's business. Through collaboration and the sharing of expertise, we aim to make a positive impact on our partners' organisations and their goals.
We are longstanding partners of Dublin Pride Festival. Ensuring an inclusive environment for our people is a central part of our I&D strategy.
What’s the power of diversity? Discover how our commitment to our people from a variety of cultures, beliefs and backgrounds makes us more innovative.
The Mental Health Ally Programme makes sure that our people feel they can talk confidentially to a colleague about a mental health concern and get the support they need.
Our Accent on Enablement network ensures that there is an inclusive environment for people with disabilities by raising awareness, educating our workforce and providing support.
The AACN Ireland ensures there is inclusive environment for Black employees through developing and progressing our diverse workforce.
Our I&D network plays a fundamental role in supporting diversity creating the changes we want to see happen in our workforce and the wider business community.
Learn more about our accomplishments in driving greater performance, diversity, and innovation.
We were proud to receive the Business to Arts Award for ‘Best Commissioning Practice’ created by Irish artists Fuchsia Macaree and Paul Harrison.
Awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark by BITCI, Ireland's leading independently audited standard for CSR and sustainability. Read more.
Our research shows a significant gap exists between the way leaders and employees view progress toward equality in their organisations. In this five-part series, we spoke to leaders and diverse thinkers at our Dublin International Women’s Day celebration event, in March 2020, to explore Ireland’s equality journey and how the gap can be closed. Listen now.