Indian operation headed by Rekha Menon
New York, November 19, 2015: Accenture has pledged to grow the percentage of women it hires to at least 40 percent worldwide by 2017. The company has made steady progress toward this goal. In fiscal year 2015 – the 12 months ended Aug. 31, 2015 – approximately 39 percent of the company’s more than 100,000 new hires were women.
“At Accenture, our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top, and we empower all of our people – including our more than 130,000 women – to lead,” said Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme. “We believe strongly that gender equality is essential for a high-performing, talent-led organization. This commitment extends to pay, and we strive to ensure that all our people – women and men – are compensated fairly and equitably from the moment we hire them through the milestones of their careers here.”
Today, four of the 11 independent directors on Accenture’s board – including its lead director – are women, and the company’s Global Management Committee, which has ultimate accountability for running the business, includes three women. In addition, women hold many key leadership positions at Accenture including leading the company’s businesses in the United States, India, China and the Philippines.
See our previous story: Rekha Menon named chairman of Accenture India
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