Jimmy Etheredge is deeply committed to accelerating equality for all and takes seriously his responsibility as an ally and advocate. Under his leadership, Accenture is on its way to achieving a bold goal of a 50/50 gender-equal workforce by 2025. He has ensured a thriving women’s Employee Resource Group, sponsored a Women in Technology development initiative, and led programs to accelerate senior women to leadership roles. In 2019, Jimmy was appointed to the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center, founded by former President Jimmy Carter, to pursue equality, wage peace, fight disease and build hope. Dedicated to creating new pathways to tech jobs for underrepresented groups, Jimmy is overseeing the expansion of the company’s pioneering apprentice program. More than 700 apprentices in 20 cities have participated in the program, which provides paid training and the opportunity to join Accenture in a technology role.