At Accenture in South Africa, we are a diverse, multiracial, multicultural and multi-generational team of highly talented individuals. This rich diversity makes us stronger, smarter and more innovative, which helps us better serve the needs of our clients, our people and our communities.
We take a wide view of diversity across abilities, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top, and we continue to find new ways to make an impact and drive change. But we have work to do.
To drive a new level of collaboration and commitment, we are reporting, for the first time, the demographics of our South African workforce for gender, ethnicity, and persons with disabilities. Going forward, we will report annually on our progress across these areas of diversity.
We aspire to be the company with the most inclusive and diverse workforce—because it’s the right thing to do for our people, for our business and industry, and for the communities in which we live and work.
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Digitally savvy women are helping to close the gender gap in the workplace. And digital fluency, the extent to which people embrace and use digital technologies to become more knowledgeable, connected and effective, plays a key role in helping women achieve gender equality and level the playing field, according to a research report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN), Getting to Equal: How Digital is Helping Close the Gender Gap at Work.
The online survey of 4,900 women and men in 31 countries identifies how digital skills and usage impact women’s career lifecycles:
The study found that digital resources have helped women to achieve their education goals, and that countries can improve advancement by raising fluency levels for women and allowing digital fluency to create opportunities for women, ultimately in leadership.
Download the report to read more about the impact of digital fluency of women globally, in emerging markets (including specific information for South Africa) and in developed markets.
Visit our virtual environment to view broadcasts from some of this year’s events—including presentations from speakers Tina Brown (journalist, editor and author) and Reshma Saujani (founder and CEO, Girls Who Code).
Our culture of inclusion and diversity is fostered by our South African employee resource groups—vibrant communities that enable our people to strengthen their networks, grow their skills, celebrate their heritages and give back to the communities where they live and work.
We recognise and celebrate our differences and heritages with events throughout the year. From observing heritage days, to marking internationally-recognised days, such as International Women’s Day, our people come together with our clients and our communities to learn from each other, promote understanding and be inspired.
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For more information on inclusion and diversity in South Africa, please email.
At Accenture, we are always inventing new ways for our people to learn and grow professionally and personally. As part of this investment, we provide customised learning and development opportunities to nurture our diverse talent and promote awareness and understanding about working in a diverse company.
Leading a Diverse Workforce
Inclusion & Diversity in Motion: Embracing Cross-cultural Diversity
Cross-cultural computer-based training: Building awareness, effective communications and virtual teamwork
Accenture Future Leaders Programme
Developing our Women: Growing Your Career Training
Women & Client Centricity Training
Women’s Defining Success and Discussion Forums
LGBT Leaders Learning Training Programme
LGBT Virtual Learning Series
LGBT Learning Board
LGBT computer-based training: Equality in the Workplace
Assessing LGBT Travel Risks Worldwide
Valuing Persons with Disabilities
Persons with Disabilities computer based training: Hidden disabilities, mental health awareness, disability disclosure, assistive technology, mentoring, etiquette
Enabling Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Role of Accenture Workplace
Persons with Disabilities Learning Board
Persons with Disabilities: Recruiters Training