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 capabilities, cultures, perspectives, abilities and experiences enables Accenture to compete effectively in the global marketplace.
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.
We sponsor activities that support teaming and learning so our people can work more effectively across cultures. Understanding how to work in a cross-cultural environment and leveraging the diversity of multiple cultures is inherent to the unique way we do things at Accenture.
Training is a priority in Accenture’s overall career experience, and is one of the most effective ways we can make inclusion and diversity part of our culture. Accenture aims to provide our employees with the resources and training they need to work effectively across cultures, either virtually or face-to-face, including access to online training and tips on business etiquette in different countries.
A diverse workforce brings with it a broader skill base, creativity and innovation that enable our people to focus on the outcomes that matter to help our clients achieve high performance.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive, open and equitable environment that supports our people with disabilities (PwD) across the globe. To build awareness and understanding of how to integrate PwD 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 PwD include:
Our annual company-wide celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The Global PwD Champions Network, which organizes local networking, collaboration, mentoring and awareness-building activities for PwD—as well as caregivers and colleagues—throughout the year.
Webinars and workshops featuring motivational speakers and training on how to support the needs of PwD colleagues.
"Accent Sur Le Handicap,” a hotline for all Accenture people in France to call—anonymously and at no charge—for information and advice on disability-related topics.
"Sin Barreras” (Without Barriers), a workplace inclusion program at Accenture in Argentina, focuses on creating jobs for persons with disabilities.
Join Accenture’s celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities global webcast on December 1, 2015 at 8AM EST. We’ll shed light on our theme, “Change your perspective,” which addresses the need to shift our thinking from disabilities—both visible and hidden—to abilities.
The webcast is part of a week-long celebration from November 30 to December 4, and we 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.
Ensuring an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees across the globe is a key and integral part of Accenture’s global inclusion and diversity strategy. We are committed to raising awareness and educating all Accenture people about our LGBT community, while simultaneously supporting our LGBT employees and providing a workplace of equality.
Learn more about our Accenture LGBT community.
With more than 130,000 women at Accenture—36% of our global workforce—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. Through our global women’s theme—Defining success. Your way.—we strive to provide an environment and culture that empowers our more than 130,000 women at Accenture to define their own personal approach to success.
Our commitment to this success informs this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, #ListenLearnLead, which reflects the evolving digital world in which we work, and is aimed at encouraging participants to recognize, capture and create opportunities for career growth.
Supporting this theme is our new virtual environment, which offers several features, including:
IWD Replays: View on-demand replays of IWD 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 IWD 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 an interactive site that’s mobile- and tablet-friendly and will be accessible year-round. Visit today!
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