How I put change in motion

I am a Senior Manager and the VR Pilot Business Readiness Lead. I work with different business areas of Accenture to increase the adoption of the metaverse and virtual reality (VR) engagement. We’re preparing for the digital future and the Metaverse Continuum—a spectrum of digitally enhanced worlds that applies to all aspects of business, creating experiences that move from reality to virtual and back.

The metaverse is shaping how we foster an inclusive workplace culture. The pandemic made us realize the importance of finding new ways to create a sense of community and connection, even when our people can’t physically be together.

With the VR pilot program, we’re deploying more than 60,000 VR headsets to our people, creating an opportunity for them to stay omni-connected in the metaverse. Thousands of new hires have received the headsets as part of their onboarding process, giving them opportunities to tour offices, meet team members, attend meetings and even gather for social events—all virtually.

Our people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Accenture’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)—such as the Hispanic ERG and Women’s ERG—are a vital part of how we support our people and cultivate a culture of equality. Through their headsets, members of our ERGs can personalize their avatars and connect with colleagues from around the world—even for social events like touring Black history museums and salsa dancing.

We’re also helping our clients build and operate experiences in the metaverse as it continues to evolve from the mobile, 2D screens of today to the fully immersive experiences of tomorrow.

We are on the precipice of enormous change, and I am working at the forefront.

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A day in my life

Here’s a look at a “typical” day’s tasks:

  • Give a presentation on the metaverse continuum to business leaders and teams that are interested on bringing the metaverse to their clients.
  • Engage with teams—including ERGs—to discuss how they can launch a VR event.
  • Meet with leaders to understand their approach to VR.
  • Work with the Hispanic American ERG to develop our VR communication approach and/or work with other ERG leaders to integrate VR in our leadership summits.
  • Discuss our approach for rolling out VR to the rest of Accenture.

I’m raising two children as well as acting as the primary caretaker for my 91-year-old mother. It’s a constant juggling act. I once needed help after returning from maternity leave, and I felt so supported by my talent lead, who is a successful leader and mother of four. She helped me learn to advocate for myself and figure out a schedule that worked for me.

"We are on the precipice of enormous change, and I am working at the forefront."

My advice

I’ve spent twenty-four years building my career at Accenture, and the best thing I can tell you is: celebrate the peaks, and work through the valleys.

We are all humans with human experiences. Having trusted advisors you can relate to—and asking for help when you need it—is key to success.

The people at Accenture are truly amazing. The support I have experienced at Accenture during the most challenging life experiences, including the loss of my son to cancer, has helped restore my hope in humanity.

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