Accenture sets target for female hires

21st November 2015
Accenture sets target  for  female  hires
Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme wears his love for his daughter Marie on his arm. Inset Rekha Menon,Chairman, Accenture India

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

See Pierre Nanterme explain  Accenture gender equality  mantra  in our Tech Video for a few days on the home page