June 25, 2019

Accenture Wins Inaugural CODiE Award for Best Diversity and Inclusion Team of the Year

NEW YORK; June 25, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has received the first-ever CODiE award from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for Best Diversity & Inclusion Team of the Year. SIIA, the leading association representing the software and digital content industries, presents the CODiE awards every year to software, products, and services teams that have achieved excellence and innovation in technology.

Acknowledging the critical link between innovation and a diverse workforce, SIIA added the “Best Diversity & Inclusion Team of the Year” award as a new category in 2019. SIIA presented the award to Accenture’s Products and Platform Engineering Services organization in recognition of its commitment to a culture of equality. Accenture was also recognized as a finalist in the Consulting Services Firm of the Year, Best AI-enabled solution, and Best Platform as a Service categories.

“The inaugural CODiE Award for Best Diversity & Inclusion Team of the Year honors the organization that makes outstanding efforts to champion a diverse, empowered workforce,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “We are thrilled to award it to Accenture’s Product and Platform Engineering Services team, recognizing their commitment to an empowered, dynamic workforce.”

Accenture believes that equality drives innovation, creativity and competitive advantage, and has committed to achieving a gender-balanced workplace by 2025. The company’s Product and Platform Engineering Services team, which is comprised of diverse consultants across 29 countries, exemplifies this commitment.

“At Accenture, we believe that inclusion and diversity are integral to our mission and core values,” said Karyn Librader, associate director, Accenture Product and Platform Engineering Services. “Diversity is one of our greatest strengths – it helps our teams develop more innovative and creative solutions to the complex problems our clients face.”

Earlier this year Accenture released its “Getting to Equal” report, showing that a culture in which everyone has the opportunity to advance and thrive unlocks innovation. According to the research, employees’ innovation mindset – their willingness and ability to innovate – is six times higher in companies with a robust culture of equality than in least-equal organizations.

For more information on Accenture Product and Platform Engineering Services, please visit www.accenture.com/ppes, and to learn more about Accenture’s commitment to equality, visit www.accenture.com/inclusion.

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 477,000 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.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net.

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence.

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