Tuesday, July 5, 2016

‘Diversity makes us smarter and more innovative,’ says Accenture’s Ellyn Shook - SILICON REPUBLIC

by Kirsty Tobin 
Originally published: June 30, 2016
Publisher: SilconRepublic.com 

“Do you believe that your voice has the power to change the world? I do. I have the unwavering belief that every single person can use their voice to help close the gender gap.”

A powerful opening from Accenture chief leadership and human resources officer Ellyn Shook.

Taking to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre stage this afternoon (30 June) at the second annual Inspirefest event, Shook spoke extensively about diversity and inclusion in the tech sector, and why it’s so important to Accenture.

Shook described a company that has gone to great lengths to ensure that it is fully diverse, fully inclusive and fully representative on a global stage. A company that truly believes that we each have an opportunity and an obligation to help achieve gender equality.