Accenture has a reputation as a bastion of diversity and inclusiveness in the all-too-often male-focused tech world.

Delivering a stirring keynote at Inspirefest 2016 – which took place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, last week – Accenture’s chief leadership and human resources officer, Ellyn Shook, explained why diversity is so important, and how the professional services company has made diversity and inclusion part of its mission.

Shook left the audience with a call to action that should see many emulating Accenture’s efforts.

Words by Kirsty Tobin