At Accenture, we’re committed to gender equality—we want more women in our workforce, more female role models in STEM, and more benefits for working parents. In fact, we’ve already surpassed our goal to reach 40% women new hires worldwide by 2017. And because we can't have gender equality without equal pay, Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, spoke about Accenture’s commitment to equality on Equal Pay Day:
A woman’s ability to define and achieve her goals – and to evolve them over time – creates the opportunity to pursue and integrate career and personal interests and responsibilities. We strive to help our women access the global network to create their plans, evolve them during different life stages, have the confidence to ask for the next role and take risks along the way. As more women pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Accenture has created unique programs to support our women:
Through Women's Mentoring, a program that pairs female leaders with Accenture Leadership mentors, employees can take advantage of virtual workshops and networking tips to help guide their careers at Accenture.
Hear from Accenture leaders on the personal inspiration behind their and the company's focus on women's equality. And read the sometimes provocative stories from some of our more than 150,000 women in a new and ongoing series on The Huffington Post.
Accenture Women's Network
Accenture connects women globally through the Accenture Women’s Network, which brings to life the Defining success. Your way. theme.
The global internal website connects women across the company and provides resources that can help them define their visions of success through education, tools and multimedia. The online forum offers women a place to share experiences, advice and insights, while finding inspiration from others.
Women's Local Community
In our local offices, women’s employee resource groups drive initiatives and programs to support women at the location and help them build strong networks, both within Accenture and with the broader community.
International Women's Day
Since 2001, we have observed International Women’s Day—a day when Accenture people come together to learn about the positive impact women are having on Accenture and the world. Our celebrations give employees across the globe an opportunity to have conversations about how to achieve their professional and personal goals while defining success. Through Accenture’s activities and events at offices and client sites, International Women’s Day underscores our dedication to engaging the best people from diverse backgrounds to deliver high performance.
For the 14th consecutive year, Working Mother magazine has included Accenture in the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers,” including us in the top 10.
Building a family requires a different approach to how a professional manages everyday life and Accenture recognizes this by providing parents with the Maternity Returners Program. This program helps ease the transition back into the workforce by providing career guidance and support for finding ideal re-entry roles.
In addition, Accenture recognizes the unique needs of professionals in the workplace by providing flexible work arrangements and a range of work/life programs that encourage balance between work and personal priorities.
Learn more about we provide a progressive workplace that supports a variety of modern lifestyles.
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day as we feature a slate of innovative, passionate leaders from around the world who are Leading in the New.
New is not waiting for the world to change. It is happening now. New provides each of us with opportunities to discover our own path and define success.
Choose from three global broadcasts on March 10 from our events in Hong Kong, Frankfurt, and New York. All can be watched in real time via our virtual environment, where you’ll find:
Detailed, downloadable event info—agendas, speaker bios and more—for the live broadcasts and local events we’re hosting across the globe
A virtual career booth, where you can speak to live Accenture recruiters in real time
Inspiring videos and stories from Accenture women making a difference and Leading in the New
On-demand replays and recordings of our global broadcasts and local events
Join our International Women’s Day celebrations to explore ways to innovate, transform and Lead in the New! Register today for our March 10th event.
At Accenture, we recognize that the skills, capabilities and value that women bring to the table are critical to our company’s success.
To support our women’s career growth, we develop customized, innovative training that is designed to meet the specific needs of our women.
In the Developing High Performing Women course, for example, female role models help managers evaluate requirements to reach the next stage in their careers. To date, more than 1,800 women have participated in the program.
Through these offerings, we help women expand their expertise, build their confidence and provide roadmaps for successful careers and for positioning themselves in the right roles.
Accenture's annual research reveals what's important to women and their careers
Accenture has conducted a number of original research studies on topics related to women and careers. We use these findings to help Accenture women throughout the world tackle a variety of issues to succeed in the workplace.
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