NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture’s
(NYSE:ACN) Sander van ’t Noordende, Andrew Wilson, Simon Eaves, Marty
Rodgers, Ramsés Aldana and Rica Paras have been recognized by OUTstanding and
Times 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
Top 100 Leading LGBT Executives:
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.
Wilson, 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
Rodgers 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.
- Simon Eaves, senior managing
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
- Ramsés Aldana, manager, Accenture
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
environment, 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.
For more on LGBT at Accenture, visit: accenture.com/LGBT.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business
functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network –
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the
world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Sam Hyland, 917-452-5184