Our people around the world make a tremendous difference for our clients, each other, shareholders, partners and communities.
On December 1, 2022, we welcomed 1,214 new Managing Directors and 119 newly appointed Senior Managing Directors. This included a record number of women and increased race and ethnicity representation in the US, the UK and South Africa.
“Every day, these leaders make outstanding contributions to our business, creating 360° value for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities,” said Julie Sweet, chair and chief executive officer at Accenture. “We congratulate them on their accomplishments and celebrate their commitment to living our Leadership Essentials—and we look forward to the continued innovation and impact they will bring to our clients.”
Advancing gender equality
A record 454 of all promotions to managing director are women representing 37% of promotions. Additionally, 33 senior managing director appointments are women representing 28% of appointments.
Overall, the percentage of women managing directors and above at Accenture, which includes managing directors, senior managing directors and members of the Global Management committee, has increased to 29% from 27% in 2021, demonstrating continued momentum towards our goal of 30% women managing directors and above globally by 2025.
Increasing race and ethnicity representation
We are also making progress towards our goals to increase the race and ethnicity representation of managing directors in the US, the UK and South Africa by 2025.
US goals (set Sept. 1, 2020)
More than double the number of African American and Black, and Hispanic American and Latinx managing directors. This will increase representation of African American and Black managing directors from 2.8% to 4.4%, and Hispanic American and Latinx managing directors from 3.5% to 4.7%.
Progress (as of Dec. 1, 2022): This year, among the 427 new managing directors in the US, 4.7% (20) are African American and Black and nearly 6.1% (26) are Hispanic American and Latinx, bringing the total to 4.2% African American and Black and 4.5% Hispanic American and Latinx managing directors today. Among the 66 new senior managing directors in the US, 1.5% (1) are African American and Black and 3.0% (2) are Hispanic American and Latinx.
UK goal (set Oct. 1, 2020)
More than double the number of Black managing directors to 16 or more.
Progress (as of Dec. 1, 2022): Among the 71 new managing directors in the UK, 2 are Black, bringing the total to 12 Black managing directors today.
South Africa goals (set Oct. 1, 2020)
Increase the representation of African Black, Coloured* and Indian managing directors from 39% to 70%, with a focus on African Black and Coloured* representation.
Progress (as of Dec. 1, 2022): Among the 9 new managing directors in South Africa, 44.4% (4) are African Black and Indian, bringing the total to 55.4% African Black, Coloured* and Indian managing directors today.
“We celebrate these individuals not only for the extraordinary results they deliver, but because of how they lead every day,” said Ellyn Shook, chief leadership and human resources officer at Accenture. “Their compassion, creativity and commitment to inclusion and diversity sets them apart, which in turn, strengthens our culture, inspires our people and positively impacts our clients, partners, communities and shareholders.”
Learn more about how we are creating a culture of equality and our commitment to inclusion and diversity here.
* Coloured is a multiracial ethnic group native to Southern Africa who have ancestry from more than one of the various populations inhabiting the region, including Khoisan, Bantu, Afrikaner, Whites, Austronesian, East Asian or South Asian.