Accenture promotes 1,030 new managing directors, 37% are women

This is a commendable achievement for the Company

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Accenture, which employs over two lakh employees globally, has announced the promotion of 80,000 people in the Company worldwide. About 1,030 employees have been welcomed, as part of the programme, into the roles of managing directors. Selected by the chair and CEO, 143 have been appointed as senior managing directors.

This time, the Company has witnessed a record number of women— 383 — being promoted as managing directors, which is about 37 per cent of overall promotions, globally, at the same level.

With this huge jump in the number of women as managing directors, Accenture has seen an increase in the number of women managing directors, globally — from 25 per cent in 2020 to 27 per cent.

“I am pleased at how these promotions represent our commitment to creating vibrant career paths for all of our people”

Julie Sweet, chair and CEO, Accenture

This is also a big step for the Company in achieving its goal of having 30 per cent women managing directors by 2025.

Also, 24 per cent of those who have been promoted to senior managing director-level positions are women. Accenture promoted 143 employees to senior managing director level, globally.

“We celebrate these leaders for their extraordinary contributions during extraordinary times,” shares Ellyn Shook, chief leadership and human resources officer, Accenture.

Accenture is also focused on building diverse leaders as managing directors in terms of ethnicity and race representation in the US, the UK and South Africa.

For the US, Accenture aims to double the number of African American and Black and Hispanic American and Latinx managing directors. This will increase representation of African American and Black managing directors from 2.8 per cent to 4.4 per cent, and Hispanic American and Latinx managing directors from 3.5 per cent to 4.7 per cent.

This year, among the 304 new managing directors in the US, eight per cent (23) are African American and Black and six per cent (17) are Hispanic American and Latinx, bringing the total to 3.9 per cent African American and Black, and four per cent Hispanic American and Latinx managing directors today. Among the 74 new senior managing directors in the US, five per cent (four) are African American and Black and three per cent (two) are Hispanic American and Latinx.

“We celebrate these leaders for their extraordinary contributions during extraordinary times”

Ellyn Shook, chief leadership and human resources officer, Accenture

In the UK, the Company aims to double the number of Black managing directors to 16 or more. Amongst the 63 new managing directors promoted in the UK, one was Black, bringing the total number to 10 managing directors in the UK.

In South Africa, the Company aims to increase the number of Black African and Indian managing directors from 39 per cent to 70 per cent. Among the five new managing directors in South Africa, 40 per cent (two) are African Black, bringing the total to 50 per cent African Black and Indian managing directors.

“I am pleased at how these promotions represent our commitment to creating vibrant career paths for all of our people,” said Julie Sweet, chair and CEO, Accenture.

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