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Accenture in South Africa Receives Prestigious Workplace Diversity Award

JOHANNESBURG; Aug. 31, 2016Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has received the 2016 Diversity in the Workplace Award, a part of the 13th Annual Top Women Awards, presented by Topco Media and Standard BankThe award recognizes companies with outstanding leadership and innovation that aim to advance women in the workplace.

Accenture was recognized for its contribution to human resources management through strategies and practices that have a direct impact on business performance and innovation.

“We know that the success of Accenture’s women, not only in South Africa but around the world, is key to our success as a company,” said Sandy Mohonathan, human resource associate director at Accenture. “We empower our people to lead, and empowering our more than 140,000 women is a key part of this. We are honored to be recognized by the Top Women Awards.”

Accenture women during the company’s International Women’s Day celebration, August 2016

The award marks the latest in diversity recognition for Accenture in South Africa. The company has also won the 2016 and 2015 Annual Top Employer in SA awards presented by Top Employers Institute.

Accenture believes gender equality is essential for a high-performing, talent-led organization. The company is working toward its goal to grow its percentage of women new hires to at least 40 percent worldwide by 2017. Today, women make up 38 percent of the company’s global workforce.

To learn more about gender diversity at Accenture visit www.accenture.com.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 375,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.


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