TORONTO, June 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Claudia Thompson, a managing director at Accenture (NYSE: ACN) who leads the company's Health & Public Service practice in Canada and is managing director of Inclusion & Diversity, has been named a 2018 Catalyst Canada Honours Champion in the Business Leaders category. Announced earlier today, the awardrecognizes leaders who have made contributions to help advance women and inclusive workplace cultures in Canada.
"We are very proud of this well-earned recognition for Claudia and her dedicated efforts to promote and support inclusion and diversity throughout Accenture's Canadian operations," said Bill Morris, senior managing director and Canada president of Accenture. "Claudia exemplifies what it means to be a leader and is a strong role model, not only for our 1748 women across Canada, but for all Accenture employees."
During her 28 years with Accenture, Thompson has worked tirelessly to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace. Together with Morris, Thompson co-chairs Accenture's Canadian Diversity Council and oversees intensive programs and strategies for the company's Inclusion and Diversity efforts.
Accenture has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the past seven years; recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Diversity in Canada for five consecutive years; and named to Pride at Work Canada's LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index for three consecutive years, including the last two in second position. In 2017, Accenture announced a goal of achieving a gender-balanced workforce globally, with 50 percent women and 50 percent men, by 2025.
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