October 25, 2016

Six Accenture Leaders Named to the 2016 OUTstanding-Financial Times’ Leading LGBT and Ally Lists

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2016 – Accenture’s Sander van ’t Noordende, Andrew Wilson, Simon Eaves, Marty Rodgers, Ramsés Aldana and Rica Paras have been recognized by OUTstanding and the Financial Times as 2016 Leading LGBT and Ally Executives.

“At Accenture, we want to be a haven for inclusion, where all people can be their best because they can bring their whole self to work,” said Sander van ’t Noordende, Accenture Products group chief executive. “Our LGBT leaders and allies are stepping forward to serve as role models to others, sharing their stories and providing support, at Accenture and in our communities. Alongside my fellow colleagues, I am proud to be recognized again by OUTstanding.”

The company’s executives were named across the three categories – LGBT Executives, Allies and Future Leaders – and represent Accenture offices around the world including the U.S., U.K., Mexico and the Philippines. Van ’t Noordende, Aldana and Paras are recognized for the second consecutive year.

Those on the OUTstanding-Financial Times’ Leading LGBT and Ally lists were nominated by peers and colleagues. All nominations were reviewed by OUTstanding’s judging panel and scored on the seniority and influence of the nominee’s role, impact on LGBT inclusion inside and outside the workplace and business achievements.

Accenture is committed to ensuring an inclusive environment, where all people can feel comfortable to be themselves and, as a result, be inspired. The company implements policies to ensure the equal treatment of employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, where permitted by law. It received 100 out of 100, a perfect score, on the 2015 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the ninth year in a row, and is recognized as a 2016 Stonewall Top 100 Employer.
For more on LGBT at Accenture, visit: accenture.com/LGBT

About Accenture
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