Hanna Pardee Gray

Management Consultant

Denver, Colorado


"I want to pave the path forward to ensure that all people with disabilities can be their authentic selves and feel like they are supported in the workplace."

How I put change in motion

As a Management Consultant, I am responsible for day-to-day management of client projects, such as scope documentation, financial analysis, risk assessment, stakeholder coordination and resource management.

I worked on one project that was jump-started due to the pandemic, creating an application that helps streamline vaccine distribution. Our team had to create and accelerate onboarding, reporting and documentation and training. The timelines were challenging, and our teams stayed focused and organized in order to deliver on time. The best part of my work is having the opportunity to improve people’s lives.

I was born profoundly deaf and have two cochlear implants; accessibility is paramount for me. I want to pave the path forward to ensure that all people with disabilities can be their authentic selves and feel like they are supported in the workplace. I am an accessibility co-lead for the Accenture Disability Employee Resource Group (ERG), where we organize events to spread awareness and advocate for accessibility.

I try to weave accessibility into my work with clients where I can. I worked on a pitch to make an application we developed for a client more accessible. It started off offering customer support through phone calls, but we’ve added a text-chat option; conversations through email or text-based chats are easier for people who are hearing impaired.

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A day in my life

Here’s what my typical day might look like:

  • Stand-up meeting in the morning with the program management team for status updates, contract and financial discussions with the client and scope documentation.
  • Spend time mentoring and coaching my team.
  • Take an hour or two of head-down time to get work done, such as making staffing plans and implementing processes.
  • Sync up with other teams to see where we can help each other and solve problems to ensure we are delivering quality work for our client.
  • Help plan events for the Denver office as the co-lead for the First Friday ERG. We bring people together in the office through social events and networking opportunities to help create a tightly knit community.
  • Find opportunities to use my voice and experience as the accessibility ambassador.

Outside of work, you can find me bowling, playing with my dogs, hiking with my husband or getting creative with art or woodworking in my workshop.

“If you’re interested in working in the consulting space, network and stay current with the latest tech trends.”

My advice

If you’re interested in working in the consulting space, network and stay current with the latest tech trends. There are so many cool emerging technologies that will fundamentally change the way businesses operate.

My advice for anyone with a disability is to be brave and speak up—you are your own best advocate! When I first started at Accenture, I needed a louder headset that was big enough to cover my hearing aids. Luckily, I have found that Accenture is a very welcoming place where they value authenticity, which made it easier for me to disclose my disability and ask for help when I need it.

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