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"By ensuring inclusion alongside diversity, businesses increase productivity. People being their true selves, frees them to focus on performing and allows them to thrive."

— CANDIDA MOTTERSHEAD, HR Director, U.K. and Ireland

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Regional skills and offices

1. Gender


female U.K. and Ireland recruitment mix in FY21, with the U.K. recruitment mix at 41.3%, up from 36% in 2015


U.K. MD promotions were women in 2019, up from 24% in 2015


U.K. employees have taken shared parental leave since 2015

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Providing menopause healthcare for all

“The more everyone is aware of these issues, the less scary it will be to access the help you need.” Read more.

Rebalancing work and family

Sam Jackson saw shared parental leave as an opportunity to be a more involved father and husband—and to challenge a few stigmas. Read more.

2. Ethnicity


Black employees have participated in Accelerate from FY18-FY21


Black headcount growth in five years


of our new joiners in FY21 were Black, Asian or from other ethnic minorities

Taking action

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Taking further action around inclusion

“We developed Engage to improve Black representation and transform Accenture’s culture so that everyone can thrive.” Read more.

Don’t miss the talent in front of you

“Trying to find your feet and find a role isn't easy. It's something that we need to do collaboratively.” Read more.

3. Social mobility

Using tech and design to overcome bias

Accenture’s early talent recruitment team is using leading-edge technology to see human potential more clearly. Read more.

From estate block to coder: Skills open new routes

Skills to Succeed Academy helped Michelle O’Neill see her potential, then a Movement to Work programme set her on the path to a tech career. Read more.

Training alternatives unlock new talent

Rob O’Connor is working on projects that apply technology to help communities. Read more.

4. Enablement


Accent on Enablement network members support our people with a disability to perform at their best


of U.K. workforce trained as Mental Health Allies

Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health Allies: A journey to understanding

By sharing a mental health training course with clients like Mondelēz, Accenture helps companies support their employees. Watch now.

Spotlighting ability

“Accenture came along and suddenly the whole outlook was very different–their approach was ‘just tell us what you need, and we’ll accommodate you’.” Read more.


The freedom to be your best

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50 years of Pride

Celebrating 50 years of turning countless moments into historic opportunities. Watch now.

How we can be better, more inclusive, allies

Accenture’s Further Together commitment celebrates the LGBTQ+ community marching alongside Black communities. Read more.

Bringing our identities to work

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