Accenture Teams with Women Filmmakers to Capture Inspirational Stories of Accenture Women around the World

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Growing up in a violent community in apartheid South Africa … swimming
the English Channel to give back … inspiring women to follow their
dreams in math and science. These are among the new video stories –
produced by women filmmakers – for Accenture’s Being Greater Than
campaign, which showcases the company’s female employees.


“Over the last several months, we have been featuring stories of our
women around the world — sharing their personal and professional
experiences, advice and life lessons – with people everywhere through
videos, blogs and photos,” says Roxanne Taylor, Accenture’s chief
marketing & communications officer.

“When we launched Being Greater Than, we worked with renowned
storytelling project Dear World and videographer Robert Fogarty to help
our women tell their stories,” she says. “Looking to the next phase of
our campaign, we thought it would be a great idea to team with women
filmmakers.”

To create the new
video series
, Accenture (NYSE:ACN) paired women directors at MOFILM,
a global community of filmmakers, with its own employees.

“These filmmakers share our passion to tell candid stories that can
inspire others to reach their fullest potential at work and in life,”
explains Taylor.

The Being
Greater Than
campaign
features the stories of Accenture women
across generations and geographies – underscoring the company’s
commitment to gender equality, including pay equality, and connecting
the company’s more than 140,000 women. The stories bring to life the
company’s inclusive and diverse culture; its efforts to ensure its
people can succeed personally and professionally; and the impact
Accenture people are having by giving back to their communities. Since
debuting the campaign in November 2015, the company has published the
stories of more than 100 people across 25 countries.

The two-minute videos, which will be released on a rolling basis,
include the stories of:

Sandy
Mohonathan
, Human Resource Associate Director, South Africa,
who says, “Growing up in a community surrounded by violence taught me
about humility, taught me about admitting the fact that life is not
perfect. For me, the learning there is to believe in myself, to believe
that I could do and achieve anything I want.”

Isabel
Vacas Páez
, Manager, Accenture Digital, Spain, who
followed her mother’s advice and ignored those who wanted to limit her
future. Now, she urges women to “continue growing and learning, and to
be whatever they want to be.”

Tory
Thorpe
, Consultant, Health and Public Service, Accenture
Consulting, United Kingdom,
who has combined her passion for
swimming and charity to raise nearly £50,000 for charities in the United
Kingdom since 2010.

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 more than 375,000 people serving clients in more than
120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world
works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Contacts

Accenture
John Connolly, + 1 917-452-0837
john.a.connolly@accenture.com