Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values, fostering an innovative, collaborative and high-energy work environment.
We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Accenture also believes government laws, regulations and business practices should uphold the principles of diversity, inclusion and equality. While laws may vary in the countries where Accenture operates, we remain committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace – where people can feel comfortable, be themselves and, as a result, be productive.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) promote inclusion and diversity.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are vibrant communities that enable our people to strengthen their networks, grow their skills, celebrate their heritages and give back to the communities where they live and work.
Each of our local offices drive initiatives and programs to support our people at the location and help them build strong networks, both within Accenture and with the broader community. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) may be organised around a common interest: ethnicity, sexual orientation, career path, faith or religion, family arrangement or other personal beliefs or interests. The groups often develop based on local demand and interest, and differ from location to location, but they all promote inclusion and diversity through education, awareness, professional and personal development and cross-cultural interactions. All of our ERGs are open for any of our employees to join.
At Accenture, we celebrate our cultural diversity with global and local activities throughout the year.
We also aim to provide our employees with the resources and training they need to work effectively across cultures, either virtually or face-to-face, including tips on business etiquette in different countries.
Training is a priority in Accenture’s overall career experience, and is one of the most effective ways we make inclusion and diversity part of our culture. To educate our people about our culture, we provide a variety of training programs so they can succeed in our diverse work environment at any stage in their careers.
A diverse workforce brings with it a broader skill base, creativity and the innovation that enables our people to focus on helping our clients achieve high performance.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive, open and equitable environment that supports our persons with disabilities across the globe.
To build awareness and understanding of how to integrate persons with disabilities into the workplace, we sponsor networking, training and information sharing, and we encourage the provisioning of reasonable accommodations.
Some examples of initiatives Accenture has launched to support persons with disabilities include:
Watch the replay of our global International PWD Day webcast called Change your perspective. Debra Ruh, CEO & Founder of Ruh Global Communications, and Accenture leaders shared their insights and personal and professional experiences relating to how we can all collaborate to create an inclusive environment that focuses on abilities rather than disabilities. If you'd like to work at a company where everyone is valued for their unique talents, whatever their ability, visit our job listings to find a role that's right for you.
We also encourage you to join the conversation via social media. Follow @AccentureCMTY on Twitter or Like us on Facebook and use the hashtags, #ChangeYourPerspective and #PwD to see more perspectives from Accenture people around the world.
Gender equality is a global issue and an essential element of an inclusive workplace.
Currently, our more than 145,000 women make up more than one-third of our global workforce, and we’ve exceeded our goal of ensuring at least 40% of our new hires are women. We know that the success of our women around the world is key to our success as a company, so we’re committed to supporting their professional goals and aspirations.
Through our women’s theme—Defining success. Your way.—we strive to provide a high-energy environment and culture where our women can thrive and define their own personal approaches to success. With an eye to the future, we are purposeful and transparent about identifying high-performing women and including them in our succession plans. Our Board of Directors includes 11 independent directors, four of whom are women, including our Lead Director, and 28% of our executives (manager and above) are women. Learn more about our unique programs to support women, and read stories from some of our 145,000 women in a new and ongoing series on The Huffington Post.
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.
* Through Women's Mentoring, a program that pairs female leaders with Accenture Leadership mentors, employees can take advantage of virtual workshops and networking tips to help guide their careers at Accenture. Hear from Accenture leaders on the personal inspiration behind their and the company's focus on women's equality.
* Hear from Accenture leaders on the personal inspiration behind their and the company's focus on women's equality. And read the sometimes provocative stories from some of our more than 145,000 women in a new and ongoing series on The Huffington Post.
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