We are reaffirming our unwavering commitment to equality and justice for all by taking actions to fight racism, create more opportunities for employment and advancement, and become more inclusive and diverse.

In the US, we have announced goals to increase the representation of our African American and Black and Hispanic American and Latinx managing directors and people overall by 2025. To fulfill these goals, we are working on a comprehensive plan, which includes recruiting, retention, staffing, sponsorship and advancement. Soon we will announce similar targets in South Africa and in the UK.

We also are putting in place new training that will support our people in identifying and speaking up about racism, which will be mandatory in the US and the UK and available around the world.

Finally, we are making community investments that leverage our unique strengths. For example, in the US we are launching the Black Founders Development Program to help Black entrepreneurs advance their technology businesses.

Together, we can drive change across the globe. There is much hard work to do, but I am encouraged by the dialogue and action happening around the world. Let’s all demonstrate that racism has no home at Accenture by listening, leading and lifting each other up along the way. 

Julie Sweet
CEO

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Resources

Expand your knowledge / A global plan

Explore the UN's global action plan to combat racism to discover how you can promote and defend human rights in your community. Read more.

Have difficult conversations

Sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, this portal helps individuals, families and communities talk about racism. Read more.

Learn more about our Inclusion & Diversity commitment

Discover how we are creating a culture of equality in our workplace. Read more.

Stand for transparency

As part of our unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, each year we publish the demographics of our workforce in the US and Canada. Read more.

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Taking action against racism

Update on actions—We stand against racism

Our CEO, Julie Sweet, shares an update on the actions we are taking to fight racism. Find out more.

This Juneteenth, it's time to speak louder and act bolder to fight racism

Ellyn Shook, Chief Human Resources & Leadership Officer, reflects on the significance of Juneteenth and encourages others to really think about what freedom means. Find out more.

To be completely silent, is really loud

Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Nellie Borrero. discusses seven themes to consider when talking about racism. Find out more.

The revolution has just been televised

Gavin Young, Global Ethnicity Lead, says we have a choice to stay asleep or wake up to racism. He asks us to wake up and act. Find out more.

My “Why” behind the Black Founders Development Program

Kathryn Ross, Global Open Innovation Lead and Black Founder Development Program Lead, discusses the inequity Black founders face in venture capital and how she’s driving economic inclusion. Read more.

Facing difficult conversations head on

Jimmy Etheredge, CEO of North America, discusses the importance of creating an inclusive culture and embracing challenging discussions during a recent interview. Find out more.

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