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three critical equalizers to closing the gender pay gap for class of 2020
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On the path to 50/50

We’ve set a new goal: to achieve a gender balanced workforce.

We will grow our percentage of women to 50% by:

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MILESTONES ON THE PATH TO GENDER EQUALITY

Our ambition: The future workforce must be equal, must be gender-balanced – and we’ve committed to just that at Accenture.

Our Path

Transparency creates trust—and we have published workforce demographics in many countries around the world. We continue to set—and achieve—milestones on the path toward gender equality. A few highlights:

150K+

women at Accenture – nearly 40% of workforce

40%

women new hires goal surpassed in 2016

30%

promotions to managing director last year were women– largest ever

25%

women managing directors worldwide by 2020



Pierre Nanterme

“Diversity makes our business stronger and more innovative and, most important, it makes the world a better place.”


Pierre Nanterme, Chairman & CEO, Accenture

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Ellyn Shook

“We embrace diversity as a source of creativity and competitive advantage. As we work toward 50/50 by 2025, our goal is to create a truly human environment where people have a real sense of belonging.”


Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, Accenture

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CLOSING THE GENDER PAY GAP

According to our research, globally, for every $100 a woman makes, man makes $258. Our research identifies three powerful ways to help close this pay gap if business, government and academia provide critical support—and their combined impact is extraordinary.

Three pay equalizers

New Accenture research reveals three critical accelerators to closing the gender pay gap.

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Digital Fluency Ignites

By 2030, digital fluency could:

Add nearly 100Mwomen in paid work

Reduce the pay gap 21%

Add $1.9TN To women’s income

Career Strategy Transforms

By 2030, career strategy could:

Reduce the pay gap 9%

Add $1.5TN To women’s income

Tech Immersion Accelerates

By 2030, tech immersion could:

Reduce the pay gap 5%

Add $0.5TN To women’s income

The combined impact?
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Close the pay gap 35%

Add $3.9TN to women's income

ADDITIONAL
FINDINGS
GETTING TO EQUAL.
FASTER.
  • The gender pay gap has remained an intractable problem for too long.

  • Business, government and academia all have a role to play.

  • Together with the Class of 2020, we must seize this opportunity to get to equal, faster.

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