Diversity makes us
Inclusion & Diversity
What we believe
Inclusion and diversity are key drivers of innovation and critical components of being successful as a company and for our clients and workforce - now and in the future. We believe that people can only be innovative if a company has an unwavering commitment to diversity, to have a full sense of belonging with the organization. A diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds is crucial to the development of new ideas.
We care about inclusion and diversity, and we are committed to making everyone feel at home - regardless of personality, cultural background, gender, age, physical appearance, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, marital status, talents, study background, professional experience - and any other characteristics that define who we are.
Recognizing diversity and nurturing the strengths that come along - are part of our core values. Our goal is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels like they belong and experiences equal opportunities.
A commitment to our people
What is the power of inclusion and diversity? Discover the commitment we make to our +3.000 diverse people in NL, that makes us proud to be different:
The future workforce should be an equal one. That's why we are committed to a gender-balanced workforce by the year 2025.
Together with the Refugee Talent Hub, we support talents like Abdallah with skills to succeed.
Be Conscious Workshops
We actively create an inclusive work environment by helping individuals and teams to mitigate their unconscious bias.
We embrace authenticity at work and are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for all employees - regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Getting to equal 2020
Companies aren't getting to equal as fast as their leaders think they are. That's what their employees told us in our latest research, Getting to Equal 2020.
What leaders should do
To create the kind of inclusive workplace culture they say they want, leaders must do three things:
- Truly believe that culture matters—and prioritize it.
- Go beyond the data and talk to real employees.
- Encourage and cultivate advocates within their companies.
We surveyed a total 30,000 professionals and more than 1,700 senior executives in 28 countries and looked for areas where leader and employee perception diverged.
It's different at Accenture
We are proud that our C-suite leadership is led by more women than ever, including:
- Chief Executive Officer Julie Sweet;
- Chief Human Resources Officer Ellyn Shook;
- Chief Financial Officer KC McClure;
- Chief Marketing + Communications Officer Amy Fuller;
- Chief Information Officer Penelope Prett.
Join a company that believes the future workforce is an equal one. Get to know some of our unique colleagues, and find out what they like about working at Accenture:
Get to know us
Ilham El Khayari
Despite her mom being an HR Manager, Ilham El Khayari never really understood what HR was all about. Now, as a Senior Learning & Talent Development Advisor Benelux, she followed in her mom's footsteps.Read more
Learn how Mark Ruiter fine-tunes Accenture’s Inclusion & Diversity Program next to his role as Senior Manager Resources.Read more
Mashad Bani-Aman says "you can transcend cultural and language barriers. If anything is going to hold you back, it’s your own fears". Find out how he earned the prestigious ‘The Other Manager Award’.Read more
Ask him to sing a Frozen song and he will, in four different languages! Senior Manager Javier Leonor was born and raised in Spain, but moved to the Netherlands in 1997. ‘Opening up to people and sharing personal, sometimes “embarrassing” things, like loving Frozen or Glee, is very important to me."Read more
Inclusion starts with I
We are passionate about creating an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can bring their best self to work every day. #InclusionStartsWithI reflects not only powerful emotions but also a sense of personal ownership, needed to create a more inclusive organization ― and world.
#InclusionStartsWithI features some of our colleagues sharing their feelings about inclusion and diversity. Accenture believes that individuals and organizations have the power to change the world by using their voice, and we’re using ours to encourage others to make a personal commitment.