Note: Opportunity Canada’s Vice President of Philanthropy, Doris Olafsen, was invited to speak at Accenture in Vancouver to launch their new internal employee giving initiative in support of Opportunity’s Empower HER campaign.
At Accenture, their goal is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels like they belong and experiences equal opportunities.
Accenture is committed to accelerating equality for all.
Accenture strives to model this equality to their 459,000 employees that are serving clients in more than 200 cities in 120 countries. It was fitting that in most of the 200 cities around the world, Accenture recognized their 15th annual celebration of International Women’s Day with leadership conversations and inspirational stories that explore how a culture of equality drives innovation.
A part of Opportunity’s vision since our inception has been to empower women because through women, we can change an entire community. It is especially significant that 97% of the 10.5 million people Opportunity served in 2018 were women! Women have been so integral to Opportunity’s mission that on this International Women’s day, we decided to launch EmpowerHER, a campaign that will target Opportunity’s projects around the world that are helping women and girls in particular to break free from a cycle of poverty. EmpowerHER is a celebration of both the great need that women have and the beneficial impact that they can delivery towards development.
In support of our EmpowerHER campaign, Accenture employees all around the world are a part of an employee giving campaign themed Getting to Equal. Just as equality is crucial in accelerating global development, equality in the workplace encourages unfiltered innovation. Accenture has made it available for us to share some of the research that they have conducted directly related to Getting to Equal – fascinating findings globally and nationally. We are proud to be a part of the inspiration for their worldwide initiative.