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Inclusion and Diversity

Accenture’s commitment to inclusion and diversity makes us stronger, smarter and more innovative

Overview

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values, fostering an innovative, collaborative and high-energy work environment.

Having a diverse workforce of people with different cultures, perspectives, abilities and experiences enables Accenture to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) promote inclusion and diversity.

Each of our local offices drives initiatives and programs to support our people at that location and to help them build strong networks, both within Accenture and with the broader community.

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. 

Cross Cultural Diversity

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.

Persons with Disabilities

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.

Women

We know that the success of our women around the globe is key to our success as a company. We are committed to supporting their professional goals and aspirations, which are as unique as the women who deliver high performance every day. We're committed to gender equality from the top down—we want more women in our workforce (by 2017, at least 40 percent of our new hires will be women), more female role models in STEM, and more benefits for parents. And through our global 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. Learn more below, and read stories from some of our 130,000 women in a new and ongoing series on The Huffington Post.

Our commitment to this success informed this year's theme for International Women's Day, #ListenLearnLead, which reflects the evolving digital world in which we work, and encouraged participants to recognize, capture and create opportunities for career growth.

Supporting this theme is our new virtual environment, which offers several features, including:

  • International Women’s Day Replays: View on-demand replays of events from around the globe, including the main global webcast featuring speakers Cherie Blair (CEO & founder of The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women) and Mika Brzezinski (co-anchor of MSNBC’s Morning Joe).

  • Resource Room: Explore our 2015 International Women's Day research—which examines how professional women and men around the world look at work and opportunity, and the way they affect their lives—along with a host of other materials.

  • Networking Center: Connect with others in the virtual environment and chat about forum topics.

The environment is accessible year-round. Visit today!

Hear from Accenture leaders on the personal inspiration behind their and the company's focus on women's equality.

Read on to learn more about our unique programs to support women:

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