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Many companies are dedicated to creating a culture of equality.

But few can say they are ranked No. 1 for workplace inclusion and diversity—two years running.

It takes a serious commitment—not just talk, but lots of action—from everyone in an organization to be recognized as the top company in any corporate ranking.

The Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index identifies the top 100 publicly traded companies with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces. Previously produced by Thomson Reuters, the Index is designed to transparently and objectively measure the relative performance of companies, based on Refinitiv’s environmental, social and governance data.

So, how do we live and breathe a culture of equality?

Four reasons we’re ranked No. 1:

  1. Our diverse board of directors. Represented by people from six countries across four continents, 42 percent of whom are women, our board of directors is diverse in terms of its geographic and gender representation.
  2. Commitment to workplace equality. We’re well on our way to achieving our goal of achieving a gender-balanced workforce by 2025. Our Pride Ally program has more than 118,000 members, while our global Disability Champions network has 27,000 members.
  3. Talent development. We invested US$973 million in continuous learning and professional development last year alone. We know it’s vital to keep our people skilled for the careers of the future, especially in key areas such as cloud, artificial intelligence and robotics.
  4. Convening a global dialogue. We publish annual thought leadership to help advance the conversation around workplace equality. This year, our Getting to Equal report revealed how a workplace culture of equality is a powerful multiplier of innovation and growth, and our Disability Inclusion Advantage research linked financial performance with companies providing an inclusive culture for persons with disabilities.

Meet some of the people who make a difference, every day:

 

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Sumreen Ahmad (United States)

Sumreen helped to establish and lead innovative ways of challenging the status quo by driving awareness and engagement on the topic of “faith in the workplace.”

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Jean-Marie Boutin (France)

Jean-Marie launched the French LGBT+ I&D Program in 2013 and is the current French Pride Network Sponsor (a network that includes 40 members and 1,100+ Allies).

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Michelle Cullen (Ireland) 

Recognized as Woman of the Year in the inaugural Women in IT Awards, Michelle leads Ireland’s five I&D networks and hosts their International Women’s Day celebration, which includes more than 1,600 attendees.

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Sonya Goldenberg (Australia) 

Sonya is the Pride Network ANZ lead and launched a platform that provides a safe space for LGBT+ colleagues to connect and help one another feel comfortable to come out at work.

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Shantha Maheswari (India)

Shantha is shaping an inclusive environment for more than 100,000 employees, including sponsoring the Returning Mothers Program, the FY18 Grow Women in Leadership Program, and the “You Are the Brand” initiative.

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Ugo Ojike (United Kingdom) 

Ugo is driving inclusion efforts across Legal and Accenture in the UK and Ireland, focusing on ethnic diversity. She delivered closing remarks at Accenture UKI’s IWD event, was a panelist for the Accenture Afro Caribbean Network Accelerate Program and sponsored a Global Webcast on “Being Color Brave, Not Color Blind.”

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Arvind Shankar (India)

Arvind is the global program sponsor for India’s Enablement Network. He’s led events for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, World Mental Health Day and Global Accessibility Awareness Day, helping grow Accenture’s global Persons with Disabilities Champions network to more than 27,000 people.

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Grow your career where you can truly be yourself and do work that makes a difference, every day. Find your fit with Accenture.

 

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