Six Accenture Leaders Named to the 2016 OUTstanding-Financial Times’ Leading LGBT and Ally Lists

(NYSE:ACN) Sander van ’t Noordende, Andrew Wilson, Simon Eaves, Marty
Rodgers, Ramsés Aldana and Rica Paras have been recognized by OUTstanding and
the Financial
as 2016 Leading LGBT and Ally Executives.

“At Accenture, we want to be a haven for inclusion, where all people can
be their best because they can bring their whole self to work,” said
Sander van ’t Noordende, Accenture Products group chief executive. “Our
LGBT leaders and allies are stepping forward to serve as role models to
others, sharing their stories and providing support, at Accenture and in
our communities. Alongside my fellow colleagues, I am proud to be
recognized again by OUTstanding.”

The company’s executives were named across the three categories – LGBT
Executives, Allies and Future Leaders – and represent Accenture offices
around the world including the U.S., U.K., Mexico and the Philippines.
Van ’t Noordende, Aldana and Paras are recognized for the second
consecutive year.

  • Top 100 Leading LGBT Executives:

    • Sander
      van ’t Noordende
      is a passionate advocate for the LGBT
      community at Accenture and beyond. A member of the company’s
      Global Management Committee, he recently was appointed to the board
      of Out & Equal
      , the premier LGBT workplace equality
      nonprofit, and is a ‘LinkedIn Influencer’ on topics such as
      marriage and workplace equality.
    • Andrew
      , Accenture’s chief information officer, is the
      company’s Global LGBT Network sponsor. Wilson pioneered
      Accenture’s global LGBT mobile app, networking its LGBT employees
      around the world, and championed the company’s #PrideAcrossBorders
      campaign, focused on breaking barriers to equality.
  • Top 30 LGBT Allies:

    • Simon Eaves, senior managing
      director, Accenture Products, is the executive sponsor of the
      company’s LGBT Allies Program in the UK, where he has helped
      increase ally membership from 750 to 2,200. Eaves was nominated as
      Corporate Straight Ally of the Year at the 2016 British LGBT
    • Marty
      leads Accenture’s Washington D.C. Metro office – one
      of the company’s largest in the U.S. – and is a strong ally to the
      LGBT community. Rodgers supports the company’s national and local
      LGBT employee resource groups, helps advance LGBT recruiting
      efforts and advocates for LGBT equality at external events,
      coalitions and task forces, including at the White House.
  • Top 50 Future LGBT Leaders (Under 35):

    • Ramsés Aldana, manager, Accenture
      Products, leads the company’s LGBT Network in Mexico where, under
      his leadership, membership has tripled in two years. He co-founded
      Pride Connection Mexico, a network of 24 large corporations to
      connect LGBT employees and allies. Aldana has spoken at the LGBT
      Mexican Entrepreneurs Federation Congress and Pride Connection
      Summit in 2016.
    • Rica Paras, manager, Accenture
      Technology, is the LGBT Lead for the company in Southeast Asia.
      Paras speaks publicly about her experiences as a transgender woman
      and has helped inform the company’s inclusion of All Gender
      restrooms and Gender Authentic Dress Code policies in the

Those on the OUTstanding-Financial Times’ Leading LGBT and Ally
lists were nominated by peers and colleagues. All nominations were
reviewed by OUTstanding’s judging panel and scored on the seniority and
influence of the nominee’s role, impact on LGBT inclusion inside and
outside the workplace and business achievements.

Accenture is committed to ensuring an inclusive
, where all people can feel comfortable to be themselves
and, as a result, be inspired. The company implements policies to ensure
the equal treatment of employees regardless of sexual orientation or
gender identity and expression, where permitted by law. It received 100
out of 100, a perfect score, on the 2015 Human Rights Campaign’s
Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the ninth year in a row, and is
recognized as a 2016 Stonewall Top 100 Employer.

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