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Under Oliver’s (Olly’s) leadership Accenture has embedded diversity across all HR processes; recruitment, development and performance. He is a coach and mentor to several senior women and in recent years has overseen many initiatives to support women’s development in the workplace. These include refocusing Accenture’s Women’s network to an inclusive Gender network, resulting in greater engagement from men in Accenture-run programmes, and normalising their market-leading Shared Parental Leave (SPL) provision in 2015, which has seen 250+ applicants this financial year. This year alone, Accenture has been named again in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women, received a Gender Game Changer Award in recognition of their SPL provision, was a finalist for the BITC Responsible Business Award for Gender Diversity and has seen several senior women business leaders recognised in individual external awards. Accenture continues to focus on the STEM agenda and leads Europe’s largest STEM event annually for girls aged 11-14. They also sponsor 14 University Women’s Societies and 46 school events, mentor 80+ SME women CEOs through business mentoring programmes and introduced their Tech ‘Breakthrough’ Returners programme this year. Olly is also a passionate champion of Accenture’s goal to have a 50/50 gender-balanced workforce by 2025.

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