Pride at Accenture

We are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for all employees regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Getting to Equal: Visible Growth, Invisible Fears

On the surface, LGBT+ employees in many parts of the world have progressed in the workplace. But our global research reveals that underneath this success, they are experiencing unseen challenges and privately held fears at work that are hindering their ability to thrive. More than half (57%) of LGBT+ employees believe their gender identity and expression or their sexual orientation has slowed their progress at work. And shockingly, only 14% of LGBT+ employees feel fully supported by their employer when it comes to issues like welcoming those who identify as LGBT+.

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We stand together

Whether you’re part of the LGBT+ community or an ally, Pride is a time when we celebrate living authentically with compassion and kindness. This year, as the Pride community marches alongside the Black community around the world, it’s never been more important to foster a culture of equality by standing together.

We will keep moving forward and go Further Together by bringing our people together virtually to connect, be visible, and stand for equality. We invite everyone to stand together by using #PrideAtAccenture on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Let’s keep moving forward towards equality, together we can go further than ever.

Be your authentic self

Ensuring an inclusive environment around the world is a key part of our belief that equality drives innovation.

Our focus includes:

  • Professional development
  • Inclusive policies
  • Recruitment, promotion and retention guidelines
  • Equal benefits, including insurance coverage for gender affirmation surgery in certain countries
  • Employee resource groups in 45 countries; and
  • A global Ally program with more than 118,000 members and growing

Further together

Pride is a time when we celebrate living authentically with compassion and kindness. We all stand for equality – together, we can go further than ever.

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I have always felt comfortable being myself at Accenture – ever since day one – and so I owe it to the Pride community to help foster a workplace where LGBTI people can thrive.


Marco Ziegler

Senior Managing Director and Global Pride Network Executive Sponsor

Equality is non-negotiable

We are committed to an equal workplace. One that inspires authenticity at work for all our people—including sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.


Our YouTube channel

See more videos of our Pride celebrations and Pridespectives profiles.


The partnership for global LGBTI equality

We proudly stand with our partners to operationalize the UN LGBTI Standards and accelerate workplace inclusion globally.


The lack of visible LGBT+ Women in the workplace

Megan Cross, UK Pride Network co-lead, raises the question of why there aren’t more visible LGBT+ women leaders in the workforce.


Open for Business City Ratings 2020

Our new report with Open for Business shows that LGBTI inclusive cities are linked to greater levels of economic resilience.


Creating a culture that drives innovation

Our research shows that a culture of equality is a powerful multiplier of innovation and growth for the LGBT community.


Celebrating our non-binary people

What it means to be part of the non-binary community.

I am visible

Our transgender employees share who they are.

50 years of Pride

See how we are celebrating 50 years of progress.

The partnership for global LGBTI equality

How companies can implement the UN standards of conduct.

What Does Pride Mean

Our people share what Pride means.

It is powerful to stand up for someone else – which is why together with our Pride network and allies – we support our people to be their authentic selves at work every day.


Christine Rauh

Managing Director and Global Pride Network Executive Sponsor

Get to know our people

Hear from our people on the importance of living authentically and learn more about our commitment to creating a culture of equality for all.

Cortland Russell

Our Cortland Russell, strategic programs and operations manager, highlights how being respected for who he is has been a differentiator in his career. Read more.

Riley Poldek

Our Riley Poldek, associate manager – information security assessment, shares her story of celebrating success as a transgender woman at Accenture. Read more.

James Jurgensen

Our James Jurgensen, consulting analyst, describes the importance of living openly and authentically. Read more.

Anna Maria Antoniazza

Our Anna Maria Antoniazza, legal & commerce executive, discusses why you should never be afraid to be yourself. Read more.

Natali Santana

Our Natali Santana, test engineering new associate, tells her story of how her life changed when she discovered Accenture in the Future. Read more.

Mark Taveros

Our Mark Taveros, application development specialist, shares his coming out story of acceptance. Read more.

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Awards and recognition

Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not only for business performance but also for inclusion and diversity.

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