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three critical equalisers to closing the gender pay gap for class of 2020
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On the path to 50:50

We’ve set a new goal: to achieve a gender balanced workforce.

We will grow our percentage of women to 50% by:

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MILESTONES ON THE PATH TO GENDER EQUALITY

Our ambition: The future workforce must be equal, must be gender-balanced – and we’ve committed to just that at Accenture.

Our Path

Transparency creates trust—and we have published workforce demographics in many countries around the world. We continue to set—and achieve—milestones on the path toward gender equality. A few highlights:

150K+

women at Accenture – nearly 40% of workforce

40%

women new hires goal surpassed in 2016

30%

promotions to managing director last year were women– largest ever

25%

women managing directors worldwide by 2020



Pierre Nanterme

“Diversity makes our business stronger and more innovative and, most important, it makes the world a better place.”


Pierre Nanterme, Chairman & CEO, Accenture

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Ellyn Shook

“We embrace diversity as a source of creativity and competitive advantage. As we work toward 50/50 by 2025, our goal is to create a truly human environment where people have a real sense of belonging.”


Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, Accenture

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Julie Sweet

“The future workforce must be an equal workforce. The gender pay gap is an economic and competitive imperative that matters to everyone, and we must all take action to create significant opportunities for women and close the gap more quickly.”


Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer—North America, Accenture

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The Three EQUALISERS

Globally, for every €100 a woman makes, a man makes €173. Our research identifies three powerful ways to help close this pay gap if business, government and academia provide critical support—and their combined impact is extraordinary.

Three pay equalizers

New Accenture research reveals three critical accelerators to closing the gender pay gap.

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Digital Fluency Ignites

The extent to which people use digital technologies to connect, learn and work

Career Strategy Transforms

The need for women to aim high, make informed choices, and manage their careers proactively

Tech Immersion Accelerates

The opportunity to acquire greater technology and stronger digital skills to advance as quickly as men

The combined impact?
Find out

The extent to which people use digital technologies to connect, learn and work

ADDITIONAL
FINDINGS
GETTING TO EQUAL.
FASTER.
  • The gender pay gap has remained an intractable problem for too long.

  • Business, government and academia all have a role to play.

  • Together with the Class of 2020, we must seize this opportunity to get to equal, faster.

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