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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"Organizations can think of helping women improve their aspirations by creating specific channels of career enhancement...Women tend not to ask for a pay raise or promotion, do not cultivate mentors, feel that their careers are not fast tracked, and do not aim for the C-suite jobs."1

- Rekha Menon, Executive Director, Accenture India, in 2011.

"Because we understand that women are critical to the company's success, we aim to attract, retain, and advance women by recognizing and maximizing their performance."2

- William D. Green3, CEO, Accenture, in 2005.

"Forget China, India, and the internet: economic growth is driven by women."4

- The Economist, April 12, 2006.

Unleashing Women Power

At Ireland-based consulting firm, Accenture Plc. (Accenture), the contribution of women employees to the creation of a diverse and rich working environment was well recognized.5

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1] Dileep Athavale, "Top Jobs Elude Women: Studies," www. articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-03-08/india-business/28667977_1_work-life-balance-surveys-professionals, March 8, 2011.
2] "A Brand New Manifesto," www.financialexpress.com April 2, 2005.
3] As of 2011, William D. Green served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Accenture.
4] "The Importance of Sex," www.economist.com, April 12, 2006.
5] "Women at Accenture," www.accenture.com/us-en/company/people/women/Pages/index.aspx

 

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