Focusing on ethnic and racial diversity in the workplace

We are committed to recruiting, retaining and advancing talent from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and helping them thrive in the workplace.

An update from our CEO

At the core of Accenture is our unwavering commitment to equality for all. We take a broad view of diversity, which includes the many different racial and ethnic backgrounds of our people around the world. We believe inclusion and diversity unleashes innovation and creates a culture where everyone feels they have equal opportunity.

In the face of more tragic losses of African American and Black lives in the US as a consequence of racism, in June of last year, we reaffirmed our unwavering commitment to equality and justice for all, zero tolerance for racism, bigotry and hate of any kind—and our stand against all violence.

We also announced three actions to fight racism and we are making measurable progress against each. We set new goals in the US, the UK, and South Africa to increase race and ethnicity representation in our workforce overall and among managing directors. We launched new mandatory training in the US, the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Canada – with more markets to come – that support our people in identifying and speaking up about racism. We increased our community investments to support economic inclusion such as our  Black Founders Development Program, the OneTen coalition in the US and MOBOLISE in the UK, with more to come.

At Accenture and in our communities we can and must do more until there truly is equality for all. I am optimistic because I see every day what the people of Accenture are doing to be part of the change.

Julie Sweet
CEO

Julie Sweet, CEO

Hear from our leaders

Our leaders share their perspectives on Accenture's stance against racism and the actions that need to be taken to advance our culture of equality for people of all backgrounds.

Speak louder, act bolder

Ellyn Shook, Accenture's Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, shares thought on the #Juneteenth holiday in the US and how we must speak up for those who can't. Read more.

Change is a choice

Karen Pavlin, North America Inclusion & Diversity Lead, discusses how she’ll use her new role to drive change and continue accelerating equality for all. Read 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.

The revolution has just been televised

Gavin Young, Global Ethnicity Lead, discusses the need for people with privilege to act on behalf of those without and wake up to the reality of inequality that communities of colour face. Read more.

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Comprehensive actions we're taking

Inside and outside of Accenture, we take action to create more opportunities for employment and advancement for our people from underrepresented communities.

Diverse employee networks

Empowering employees of African, Caribbean, Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian, African American, American Indian, Hispanic American and South African descent.

Unconscious bias training

Mandatory training to help identify and eliminate unconscious bias and promote an inclusive workplace culture.

Workforce demographics

Publication of diversity demographics across the US and Canada to establish goals for hiring, retention and advancement.

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Black is…

Watch this six-film series of our people sharing their stories about what being Black means to them.

Created by members of Accenture’s African and Caribbean Network in the UK and Ireland who partnered with Black filmmakers and animators, each short film conveys the uniqueness of individual experiences while illuminating moments that unite us all.

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Black is…

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Hear from our people

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

Working together: celebrating cultural diversity

See the strength in bringing people of various backgrounds and perspectives together to push the limits of innovation. Read more.

Celebrating black history month

African-American women on finding your voice

Read advice from five African-American Accenture women at a variety of career stages on being authentic, being confident and leading by example.

My journey from Nixyaawii to Accenture

Learn about the transition from a Native American reservation in the US to working in the city of Seattle for Accenture. Read more.

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