No. 5 | Accenture
Jimmy EtheredgeCEO, North America
“Providing an inclusive, empowering environment has never been more relevant than it is today. We have created an environment that supports our people to perform at their best, no matter the circumstances, and underpins a culture in which everyone feels they have an equal opportunity to belong and thrive.”
Michelle Gadsden-WilliamsManaging Director, Inclusion & Diversity Lead, North America
“Accelerating equality for all enables us to attract, develop, inspire and reward top talent. There’s power in a diverse and inclusive environment. It creates a workplace that unleashes innovation and encourages our people to bring their authentic selves to work every day — so they feel seen and heard.”
- Accenture appointed its first female CEO, Julie Sweet, in September 2019 and also hosted over 240 International Women’s Day celebrations for 45,000 people in 48 countries in 2019.
- Accenture works with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects to continue to help close the gender gap in technology careers. Accenture also hosts Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Programs.
- Accenture, along with other companies, helped form People + Work Connect, an employer-to-employer initiative that brings together companies laying off or furloughing people with those companies in urgent need of workers.
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From The Company
Accenture is committed to accelerating equality for all and to creating a work environment in which every one of its 500,000+ people feels like they belong.
The company believes that equality drives innovation, creativity and competitive advantage. Accenture continues to make great progress towards its goal to achieve a gender-balanced workforce by 2025.
On September 2, 2019, Accenture appointed its first female CEO and in the same year women made up 38% of its US workforce, a visible progress towards its goal of 40% by 2020. Women now account for 44% of its global workforce.
Ensuring everyone can bring their authentic selves to work is a business imperative at Accenture. In 2019 it expanded its worldwide LGBTQ+ ally network to more than 118,000 allies, its internal disability champions to over 27,000, and its Mental Health ally network to 4,500 members. Accenture is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing and advancing racially and ethnically diverse talent and helping those individuals thrive.
It provides a learning and development program for non-executives designed to enhance performance, a sponsorship program that focuses on increasing the representation of diverse managing directors at the most-senior levels, and mentoring programs through its employee resource groups (ERGs).
U.S. Headquarters: New York, NY
Global Employees: 500,000 +
2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 7