Accenture Named a National Association of Female Executives Top Company for the Fifth Time

Accenture’s group chief executive for North America Julie Sweet to
speak at awards ceremony in New York City

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE:ACN) today announced that the National Association for
Female Executives (NAFE) has named the company to the 2016 list of “Top
Companies for Executive Women.” This marks the fifth time that NAFE has
recognized Accenture as a top company for female executives. Julie
Sweet, Accenture’s group chief executive for North America, will deliver
opening remarks today at NAFE’s “Top Companies for Executive Women Gala
Awards Luncheon” in New York City.

In recognizing Accenture, NAFE highlighted the company’s focus on women
in leadership positions, its environment that helps all employees thrive
and its initiatives to retain and promote female employees at all levels
of the organization.

“Accenture is honored to be recognized for our efforts to develop and
advance women,” said Sweet. “Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
starts at the top, and we believe strongly that gender equality is an
essential element of an inclusive workplace. This makes us stronger,
smarter and more innovative, which helps us better serve the needs of
our clients, our people and our communities.”

Accenture recently conducted research, Getting
to Equal: How Digital is Helping Close the Gender Gap at Work
which focuses on how digital fluency — the extent to which people
embrace and use digital technologies to become more knowledgeable,
connected and effective — plays a key role in helping women achieve
gender equality and level the playing field in the workplace.

In addition to the areas highlighted by NAFE, Accenture offers
innovative initiatives and programs, including expanded parental leave
benefits in the United States, which extend maternity leave to 16 weeks,
increase primary care giver leave to eight weeks and provide employees
the opportunity to work locally for one year following their return from
the birth or adoption of a child. Additionally, the company recently
reported, for the first time, the demographics
of its US workforce
for gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities
and veterans. Moving forward, Accenture intends to report annually on
its progress across these areas of diversity.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business
functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network –
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the
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