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Sonja
Sonja Scheithauer
Technology Consultant, Germany
March 06, 2018

Workplace Equality is Attainable

Equality is Accelerating Progress. Now

I found power in Accenture’s unique and diverse workforce. It was one of the key things that thrilled and captivated me when deciding on my future here.

Since joining the company, I feel like I’m part of a global network of professionals who constantly seek to create the best environment for growth, both professionally and personally. And I see examples of this empowering environment every day.

During my first year, I joined the Accenture Women’s Mentoring Program, which gave me the opportunity to connect with other female colleagues who were powerful voices in the community on topics such as inclusion and diversity, as well as LGBT initiatives within the company.

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In this forum, we have the freedom and transparency to openly discuss steps we can take to fast-track promotions and grow, as well as share tips on how to find projects aligned to our career paths. Recognizing that we are more than just employees, we also discuss the importance of feeding our passions outside of work, which is so important to avoid burn out. For me, anything that puts me in direct contact with nature is an instant re-boost that helps me achieve work-life balance. And I make sure that I find the time for the activities I love, like hiking, mountain biking and climbing.

Every year, in celebration of International Women’s Day, Accenture conducts in-depth research and organizes events where women and men within the organization can connect and share secrets to success. And this year is no different—you are welcome to join us March 8 for our 14th annual celebration, when we reveal our latest Getting to Equal research and discuss the actions we can each take to champion a culture of equality.

But, it’s not only about inspiring talks and events. Accenture also gives you the tools and opportunities to keep learning and growing. We have professional communities that connect people with similar skills with experts in the company. As a technology consultant, I’ve joined the Accenture Technology Consulting community, where access to the latest technologies and tools make delivering client work that much more efficient and fun.

I have always been passionate about working with SAP, and thanks to the networking platforms provided by Accenture, I have the chance to engage with the wider SAP community and its leaders. For years, I have worked with SAP systems to provide various solutions for my clients, and now I’m learning about the latest technologies, like blockchain and internet of things (IoT). I’m really excited about the possibilities.

Receiving all kinds of support and opportunities has inspired me to be more active during this year’s International Women Day activities. My positive experiences have encouraged me to join the mentoring program again—but this time, as a mentor. I am happy to say that my work has been an inspiration for friends and neighbors, and I want to continue inspiring colleagues and my community.

Be part of a culture of equality. Check out our open opportunities today.

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