Tech giant Accenture has announced 647 new Managing Directors, with 30% of them being female.

The number of females promoted to Managing Director and Senior Managing Director is a record for Accenture, which promoted 29% of females last year.Accenture-jobs-for-women

“Each of these individuals has demonstrated leadership, passion and energy in serving our clients, developing our people and running our business,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s Chairman and CEO.

“These promotions reflect our commitment to provide our people with opportunities to develop and grow in their careers.”

There are now 145,000 women at Accenture, which accounts for more than one third of its global workforce.

“Diversity is absolutely essential to a high-performing, talent-led organisation, and I am very pleased that we continue to make progress in gender diversity,” Nanterme added.

“In addition to advancing a record percentage of women to senior leadership again this year, we recently surpassed our goal to reach 40 percent women new hires worldwide by 2017.”

Accenture recently sponsored the WeAreTech: Women conference, organised by WeAreTechnology. Agata Cooper, Senior Manager, Digital/Mobile Strategy at Accenture was a keynote speaker, at the event, who discussed digital, mobile and apps latest trends. You can see our 60 Seconds With Agata Cooper video here.