Accenture promotes 229 women to managing directors

Accenture has named 762 people to managing director and senior managing director, including a record number of women.
Accenture women employees“Our new managing directors and senior managing directors truly embody what it means to be leaders at Accenture,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO, in a statement on Monday.

Accenture has promoted a record 229 women to managing director, accounting for 32 percent of managing-director promotions, and 22 percent of all promotions to senior managing director were women, up from 19 percent last year.

Infosys, one of the rivals of Accenture, has increased the number of hires during the first two quarters compared with the entire fiscal last year: 13,598 hires compared with 3,743 for the entire FY18, Hindu Business Line reported.

IT services company Infosys has witnessed the exit of as many 37,430 employees in the first two quarters of fiscal 2018-19, which is 90 percent of those who quit the company during the entire FY18.

The company, in its 2018 annual report, said it received 15.4 lakh applications compared with 12.93 lakh in 2017.

In Q2, Infosys had said that attrition had fallen marginally from 23 percent in Q1 to 22.2 percent.

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