Gender Equality

Creating a culture of equality in the workplace

At Accenture, our goal is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels like they belong…and experiences equal opportunities.

Driving innovation and growth starts with a culture of equality

One risk a day

Accenture leaders discuss achieving equality.

Brave not perfect

Advice from Reshma Saujani, CEO-Girls Who Code.

A culture of equality is essential

A conversation with Ajay Banga, CEO-Mastercard.

Gender equality in Greater China

Goals achieved, lessons learned.

Overheard at MWC

Women in tech share views.

Fueling India’s innovation engine

Diverse teams building future tech.

Workplace culture matters

Leaders discuss the value of equality.

Powering business innovation

A conversation with Lynn Good, CEO-Duke Energy.

Equality =

Accenture leadership weighs in.

Mind your health UK

Mental health programs impact everybody.

Artificial intelligence for all in Japan

Chatbot assists LGBT community.

Intersectionality at work

Fostering a sense of belonging.

Tech accelerates change for the better

Accenture Labs at the forefront of change.

Accenture is committed to accelerating equality for all.

We marked our 15th annual celebration of International Women’s Day with leadership conversations and inspirational stories that explore how a culture of equality drives innovation.

Watch them here.

Guest speakers:

Reshma Saujani
Chief Executive Officer
Girls Who Code

Ajay Banga
President and Chief Executive Officer

Rosanna Durruthy
Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Lynn Good
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Duke Energy

Ramy Inocencio
Anchor and Correspondent, “Bloomberg Daybreak Asia”

Accenture speakers:

Michelle Gadsden-Williams
Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity Lead – North America

Ellyn J. Shook
Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer

Julie Sweet
Chief Executive Officer


The Accenture Global Leadership Team

In many ways, it is our diversity and our workplace culture that enable us to innovate and lead in the New.

David Rowland

Executive Chairman, Accenture

Getting to equal

We believe the future workforce is an equal one and have set bold goals to accelerate gender equality. 30 percent of our company leaders are women and 40 percent of the external members of our board of directors are women, including our non-executive chair.


of our new hires are women


of our global workforce are women


of our promotions are women


of our revenue-producing roles are held by women


of our IT and engineering workforce are women


of our new promoted managing directors are women

How we're getting to 50/50

By 2025, we will achieve a gender balanced workforce–and by 2020, women will account for 25 percent of managing directors worldwide.

Working flexibly

Our employees can set their start and finish times or work more hours over fewer days. They can telecommute, and we offer part-time arrangements.

Getting connected

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our women and help them build networks through the Accenture Women’s Network–a global online platform.

Developing every day

Employees have a mentor and a personalized training program. Women comprise 41 percent of total participants in mentoring and development programs.

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Our latest thinking on workplace equality

When she rises, we all rise

2018 Getting to Equal research identifies 40 factors that help drive equality. Read more.

There’s strength in pride

Findings reveal that creating a culture of equality helps LGBT professionals thrive. Read more.

Spotlight on young leaders

Creating a culture of equality enables young women and men to advance and thrive. Read more.

Getting to equal 2017

Findings reveal how organizations can close the gender pay gap and drive equality. Read more.

Motherhood and ambition

Ambition is thriving for working mothers—and digital plays a key role. Read more.

Women on the fast-track

Fast-track strategies can act as a road map to develop your career more effectively. Read more.

Women on boards 2016

Tech experience—the key to more women on boards.
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Cracking the gender code

3 key actions to increase the number of women in computing. Read more.

Getting to equal 2016

Digital fluency, embracing digital technologies, helps close the gender gap. Read more.

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