Accenture has received the first-ever CODiE award from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for Best Diversity & Inclusion Team of the Year. SIIA, the leading association representing the software and digital content industries, presents the CODiE awards every year to software, products, and services teams that have achieved excellence and innovation in technology.
“At Accenture, we believe that inclusion and diversity are integral to our mission and core values”
Acknowledging the critical link between innovation and a diverse workforce, SIIA added the “Best Diversity & Inclusion Team of the Year” award as a new category in 2019. SIIA presented the award to Accenture’s Products and Platform Engineering Services organization in recognition of its commitment to a culture of equality. Accenture was also recognized as a finalist in the Consulting Services Firm of the Year, Best AI-enabled solution, and Best Platform as a Service categories.
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“The inaugural CODiE Award for Best Diversity & Inclusion Team of the Year honors the organization that makes outstanding efforts to champion a diverse, empowered workforce,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “We are thrilled to award it to Accenture’s Product and Platform Engineering Services team, recognizing their commitment to an empowered, dynamic workforce.”
Accenture believes that equality drives innovation, creativity and competitive advantage, and has committed to achieving a gender-balanced workplace by 2025. The company’s Product and Platform Engineering Services team, which is comprised of diverse consultants across 29 countries, exemplifies this commitment.
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“At Accenture, we believe that inclusion and diversity are integral to our mission and core values,” said Karyn Librader, associate director, Accenture Product and Platform Engineering Services. “Diversity is one of our greatest strengths – it helps our teams develop more innovative and creative solutions to the complex problems our clients face.”
Earlier this year Accenture released its “Getting to Equal” report, showing that a culture in which everyone has the opportunity to advance and thrive unlocks innovation. According to the research, employees’ innovation mindset – their willingness and ability to innovate – is six times higher in companies with a robust culture of equality than in least-equal organizations.
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