Accenture, Best Companies | Working Mother

Accenture

Based in New York, NY, Accenture has earned a spot on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, the Best Companies for Multicultural Women list and the NAFE Top 60 Companies for Executive Women list.

Accenture

Accenture

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2017 Best Companies for Multicultural Women

Top 5

To increase the number of its female, African-American and Hispanic employees, this professional services company maintains recruiting goals for all three groups, and recently surpassed its target of 40% female hires by 2017. It has also decided to take the unusual steps (for its industry) of revealing the breakdown of multicultural workers and women in its top ranks (now 39% and 32%), hoping such transparency will broker dialogue about their representation.

 

By the Numbers

Years on our list 3
Number of U.S. employees 47,756
Percentage of employees who are multicultural women 17%
Percentage of senior managers and above who are multicultural women Not answered
Percentage of top 20% of earners who are multicultural women 7%
Percentage of all hires at the manager level or above who are multicultural women Not answered
Percentage of promotions that went to multicultural women 11%
Percentage of multicultural women who participate in mentoring 100%
Recruiters are expected to supply a multicultural slate of candidates for open positions Yes
Company requires a panel of multicultural interviewers for new candidates Yes

 

2017 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women

*CEO is a woman

Training people well is vital at this professional services company, where women comprise 40% of all hires worldwide. In 2016, management spent $941 million on employee education and development, hosting an abundance of workshops, maintaining at least 80 connected classrooms, and promoting more than 24,000 digital classes. It operates a global leadership program for executive women and even offers a series of courses that show female high performers how to shape their careers, maximize performance, and network or negotiate effectively with others. A new program allows mothers and other primary caregivers to forgo work travel for a year after the birth or adoption of a child.

 

 

By the Numbers

Years on the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list 6
Total number of U.S. employees 47,556
Percentage of total employees who are women 36%
Percentage of senior managers who are women data not provided
Percentage of corporate executives who are women data not provided
Percentage of employees earning promotions to the manager level and above who are women data not provided
Percentage of top 10% of earners who are women 23%
Percentage of profit-and-loss executives who are women 20%
Percentage of leaders of billion-dollar divisions who are women data not provided
Percentage of direct reports to the CEO who are women 52%
Percentage of board of directors members who are women 38%
Managers trained in how to hire, manage or advance women Yes
Senior-level succession plans for gender equity reviewed by CEO Yes

 

 

 

 

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