May 18, 2016

Accenture Named a Working Mother 2016 Best Company for Multicultural Women

Ranking is latest in diversity recognitions for the company

NEW YORK; May 18, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to Working Mother’s 2016 Best Companies for Multicultural Women list, which recognizes companies in the U.S that exemplify best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color.

Working Mother recognized Accenture for its leadership development programs, mentors, coaches and sponsors. The ranking noted that at least 95 percent of the company’s managers have taken part in diversity training.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition from Working Mother,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture’s group chief executive – North America. “We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where our people can be successful, both professionally and personally. We believe our diversity makes us stronger, smarter and more innovative, helping us better serve the needs of our clients, our people and our communities.”

Earlier this year Accenture reported, for the first time, the demographics of its US workforce for gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities and veterans. “We believe that transparency creates trust and, going forward, we will report annually on our progress across these areas of diversity,” Sweet said. The company also is working toward its goal to grow its percentage of women new hires to at least 40 percent worldwide by 2017.

Accenture’s Washington D.C. Metro Women’s Employee Resource Group
at the company’s 2016 International Women’s Day Celebration

Working Mother’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women marks the latest in U.S. diversity recognition for Accenture over the past several months, including:

To learn more about inclusion and diversity at Accenture visit

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 specialized 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 approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

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