Insight into Women Professionals: How Accenture Smashed the Glass Ceiling

            
 
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Case Code: HROB145
Case Length: 16 Pages
Period: 2001-2011
Organization: Acccenture
Pub Date: 2011
Teaching Note: Not Available
Countries: Europe; US; India; Global
Industry: Consulting

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Excerpts

Insight into Women Professionals

Accenture carried out a study in 2010 to understand the issues that affected women professionals. The study revealed that though both men and women had similar perspectives about their careers, more than half of the female business professionals were dissatisfied with their jobs...

Accenture: A Great Place to Work for Women

Accenture developed the Great Place to Work for Women initiative in 1994. Observers commented that Accenture's commitment to diversity emerged from its need to compete for top talent.

Human Resource and Organization Behavior | Case Study in Management, Operations, Strategies, Human Resource and Organization Behavior, Case Studies

They held that the Women's initiative at Accenture was an offshoot of its successful Diversity program in the US...

Women on the Rise at Accenture?

Susan Bulkeley Butler recalled her experience as the first female consultant at Accenture (then Arthur Andersen) in 1965. She said, "There were no female consultants. It was unheard of for a woman to fill any role except support staff... So, before they could hire me, my new bosses had to check with clients and make sure they could accept a 'man in a skirt'...

Exhibits

Exhibit I: Statistics on Accenture
Exhibit II: IWD 2011 Global Research Results: Key Findings
Exhibit III: Reasons for Dissatisfaction
Exhibit IV: Career Objective of Business Professionals
Exhibit V: Reasons why Career is not Fast Track
Exhibit VI: Key Factors behind Career Advancement
Exhibit VII: Jobs Dominated by Women
Exhibit VIII: Recognition to Accenture for being a Great Employer for Women
Exhibit IX: Women with Number of Children by Educational Attainment

 

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