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23 Nov 2015

Shivani Shinde Nadhe, Business Standard (India)

Accenture to grow number of female employees to 40% globally by 2017

"Accenture wants women to form 40% of its workforce", 21 Nov 2015

Accenture, IT consulting and services firm, said it wants to grow the number of woman employees in the company to 40 per cent, globally, by 2017, and ensure that, both, men and women are compensated ‘fairly and equitably’. Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO, Accenture, said gender equality was an essential element of an inclusive workplace…Accenture, which has around 360,000 employees across the globe, said it has already made progress in achieving its 2017 goal of hiring 40 per cent of women employees…The company has ongoing rigorous processes to identify potential pay discrepancies, looking carefully at specific roles in each country, and is proactive at all stages of an individual’s career…