Evolved organizations don’t stop with acquiring diverse talent; they continuously seek to grow and retain the recruits by nurturing an equitable, healthy, and inclusive culture. Accenture as an organization works to sustain an environment where professionals listen to each other’s stories and identify the areas that can be worked upon to bring in changes for good. The 6-month-long Accenture Inclusive Internship Program does more than just bring in people with disabilities, transgenders, and women from economically weaker sections into the workforce.
The initiative actively empowers interns with due skills to access opportunities that help them grow in the industry. Interns develop industry-relevant professional and functional skills along with robust communication abilities, among other things. Since 2019, there has been a two-fold increase in interns enrolling in the company’s inclusive internship. The program’s spirit of inclusion is taken to the next level by the people of Accenture who, as active allies, embrace persons with disabilities and transgenders as equitable peers.
Businesses stand to benefit from the unique perspectives that diverse groups bring, but evolved businesses are those that step up with initiatives such as the Inclusive Internship Program. In empowering deserving individuals to progress irrespective of their background, such initiatives power the cycle of inclusive and comprehensive socio-economic growth.