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SKILLS TO SUCCEED CHANGES LIVES

We are honored to help individuals around the world drive improved economic opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.

TIFFANY

TIFFANY AND TYRONE, US
Youth Business USA (YBUSA)

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TIFFANY HOANG AND TYRONE BOTELHO
UNITED STATES


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
When Tiffany and Tyrone decided to launch their own business, they had little support.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Youth Business USA (YBUSA)'s Sky's The Limit platform–developed by Accenture–provided them with the resources, skills and mentoring to be successful.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Tiffany and Tyrone are the founders of CircleUp Education, a social enterprise that aims to eliminate racism and discrimination in the workplace.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Youth Business USA (YBUSA)
An affiliate of Youth Business International, YBUSA helps young people start and grow their own businesses.

" We have a passion for the work we do, bringing people together and understanding their differences. " - Tiffany

Cristiano

CRISTIANO, ITALY
Job Stations

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CRISTIANO BIANCHINI
ITALY


Life before Skills to Succeed:
Losing his father, his job and his relationship sent Cristiano into a major depression.

Skills Built/Support Received:
An accessible and inclusive environment, Job Stations helped Cristiano leverage his (dis)ability in a smart way.

Life after Skills to Succeed: Job Stations
Being part of a team of co-workers who also face mental health struggles has helped Cristiano feel safe and increased his sense of community.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Job Stations
Job Stations helps people suffering from mental illness to join, or rejoin, the job market by providing training and support to leverage their (dis)abilities.

" Every day I do my best to give meaning to my existence. "

JOSE

TY, US
Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)

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Ty

TY CHUNG
UNITED STATES


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
Ty grew up in a dangerous area of Washington DC. Hoping for a better future, his mother enrolled him in a Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) high school.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Through KIPP's Future Focus program, Ty gained college and career readiness skills, and ultimately, an internship with Accenture.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
After graduating from Bucknell University on a full scholarship, Ty accepted a job at Accenture.

Skills to Succeed Partner: KIPP
KIPP is a network of public charter schools in educationally underserved communities. Accenture helps students and alumni identify careers, build job skills and connect with employers.

" I can honestly say that the KIPP-Accenture partnership drastically changed my life trajectory. "

Zara and Ruby

ZARA AND RUBY, IRELAND
CoderDojo

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Zara

ZARA ILYAS AND RUBY SCOTT KENNY
IRELAND


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
Before joining CoderDojo in Dublin, Zara and Ruby's only exposure to computers was playing internet games and videos.

Skills Built/Support Received:
With the help of mentors, both girls have gained valuable technology skills, including coding and robotics. They have a passion for learning and are an inspiration to their peers.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
In 2017 Ruby and Zara won their age category for the European Digital Girl of the Year Award .

Skills to Succeed Partner: CoderDojo

Accenture volunteers mentor young "ninjas" at CoderDojos, imparting career advice and helping with computer science projects.

" CoderDojo has changed my life—I want to study robotics and become a scientist. " - Zara

CLARISSA, EVAN and LORAN

LORAN, EVAN AND CLARISSA, US
Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

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LORAN HARDING EVAN CRABB CLARISSA BOENING UNITED STATES


Life Before Skills to Succeed:

  • Loran served in the US Air Force and was deployed to Iraq.
  • Evan was a US Army infantry officer—and then a stay-at-home dad.
  • Clarissa served in the US Air Force.

Skills Built/Support Received:
All three participated in the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)'s Onward to Opportunity program, which delivers training, certification and employment support to military personnel and their spouses.

Life after Skills to Succeed:

  • Loran provides IT support at our San Antonio delivery center.
  • Evan is as a system developer at Accenture.
  • Clarissa is a functional analyst working in SAP at Accenture.

Skills to Succeed Partner: IVMF
Accenture partners IVMF to deliver educational, employment and life-skills training to help veterans transition to civilian life.

" Just go for it. Don't be afraid. You have nothing to lose. " - Evan

BRUNO

BRUNO, BRAZIL
Start

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BRUNO ARAUJO

BRUNO ARAUJO
BRAZIL


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
Bruno dreamed of working in technology but could not afford training and supported himself as a coffee machine operator.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Through Start, Bruno received technology training and career skills and was offered a job as a Software Engineer Associate with Accenture.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Bruno now has job stability, plans to complete a system analysis and development course and then pursue college.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Start
Start provides technical training to high school graduates from low-income communities, who can be hired by Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations.

" I am grateful to Accenture and Rede Cidadã for the opportunity to change my life. "

RUHI

RUHI, CANADA
ACCES Employment

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RUHI SOOD

RUHI SOOD
CANADA


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
Ruhi wanted to move to Canada from India, but as a successful account manager with her MBA, she first wanted to find a job that matched her experience.

Skills Built/Support Received:
While still India, ACCES helped Ruhi secure her dream job as a Commercial Banking Associate.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Ruhi successfully transitioned to Canada and has a job that uses her skills and education.

Skills to Succeed Partner: ACCES Employment
Accenture is helping ACCES Employment develop a digital platform to deliver skills training and professional services to immigrants seeking employment.

" The guidance I received from ACCES I couldn't find anywhere else. "

MICHELLE

MICHELLE, UK
Movement to Work

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MICHELLE TAYLOR

MICHELLE TAYLOR
UNITED KINGDOM


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
As a young mom, Michelle was stretched thin between responsibilities at home, work and school.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Without skills or a degree, she struggled to find employment. Movement to Work provided digital training and a path to entry level jobs.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Now a Software Engineering New Associate at Accenture, Michelle is on her way to completing her degree and can financially support her family.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Movement to Work
Movement to Work participants gain practical skills, high-quality digital training and work experience at more than 250 participating employers—including Accenture.

" Accenture saw my talents, even when I didn't have the qualifications for the role. I'll be the first person in my family to finish university. "

NATALI

NATALI, BRAZIL
Start

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NATALI SANTANA
BRAZIL


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
Natali had 10 years of experience as a bartender, but without advanced training or education, her job options were limited.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Through Start, a Rede Cidadã and Instituto Ser Mais initiative, Natali gained the digital and business skills to pursue a technology career.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Natali is now an IT Customer Service Associate at Accenture and hopes to get a degree and learn English, with the goal of working for Accenture abroad.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Start
Start provides technical training to high school graduates from low-income communities, who can be hired by Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations.

" My hard work was worthwhile, and the best choice I could have made. "

AMARYAH

AMARYAH, US
Girls Who Code

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AMARYAH LOCKETT

AMARYAH LOCKETT
UNITED STATES


Life before Skills to Succeed:
Amaryah thought information technology was a male-dominated field…until her mother enrolled her in Girls Who Code.

Skills Built/Support Received:
As Summer Immersion participant, Amaryah learned basic coding, visited technology companies—including Accenture, and presented in front of her peers.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Amaryah added Advanced Placement Computer Science and Calculus to her high school schedule and organized a Girls Who Code club at her school.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code helps close the gender gap in technology by equipping young women with the skills to pursue technology careers. Accenture hosts Summer Immersion Programs and year-round clubs across the United States.

" Girls Who Code taught me that it doesn't matter if you are a woman, you can like technology and be successful. "

NTOMBTIFUTHI

NTOMBTIFUTHI, SOUTH AFRICA
Leonard Cheshire Disability

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NTOMBIFUTHI DHLAMINI

NTOMBIFUTHI DHLAMINI
SOUTH AFRICA


Life before Skills to Succeed:
A disability made it painful for Ntombifuthi to work at a physically demanding job, but she needed to support her mother, children and three unemployed siblings.

Skills Built/Support Received:
At Leonard Cheshire Disability's Livelihood Resource Centre Ntombifuthi received training to help her develop the skills and confidence for a job. She was offered a job as an administrator with a freight logistics company.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Ntombifuthi is now earning a living and supporting her family and was able to renovate her mother's home.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Leonard Cheshire Disability
We support Leonard Cheshire Disability's Access to Livelihoods program, which increases the economic participation of persons with disabilities around the world.

" As a single mom with a disability, I struggled to find work. Now I have a job I love and can support my family. "

DAVID

DAVID, UGANDA
CE3

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DAVID AKENA

DAVID AKENA
UGANDA


Life before Skills to Succeed:
As an electronics repair shop owner in rural Uganda, David had limited access to electricity and relied on a diesel generator.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Through the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) Essentials Course, David gained the electricity solutions and entrepreneur skills to grow his business.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Thanks to CE3, David now has solar power, giving him more hours of productivity. He has launched two new businesses, creating jobs and increasing his income.

Skills to Succeed Partner: University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development
CE3 is a joint initiative of Accenture and the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development to increase the livelihoods of people in rural Uganda and South Africa.

JOSE

JOSÉ, BOLIVIA
Fundación Entreculturas

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JOSÉ HUANCA CAYO
BOLIVIA


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
José was working in construction, with no long-term contracts—a very physical job, in which he saw no future.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Through Entreculturas, José developed the skills to a job and obtained a three-month internship, which led directly to permanent employment at the same company.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
José works at a silo-making company and enjoys the motivation and stability his new job provides.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Fundación Entreculturas (Fe y Alegría, Latin America)
We helped Fundación Entreculturas create a, market-oriented virtual learning program for disadvantaged young people in more than 20 countries across Latin America, Europe and Africa.

" Having a stable job makes me feel sure of myself and independent to make decisions. "

ARASU

ARASU, INDIA
Leonard Cheshire Disability

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ARASU MARI

ARASU MARI
INDIA


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
Childhood polio left Arasu with a physical disability, and after graduating from university, he struggled to find work, lacking confidence and basic job skills.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Through Leonard Cheshire Disability's Livelihoods Resource Centre, he developed computer and communication skills and secured a job as proof reader for a publishing company.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
After three years on the job, Arasu returned to school to pursue his dream—teaching—using the savings from his salary to pay his tuition.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Leonard Cheshire Disability
We support Leonard Cheshire Disability's Access to Livelihoods program, which increases the economic participation of persons with disabilities around the world.

" The Learning Resource Centre helped me realize my potential and acquire the skills I needed to get a job. "

ANOWARA

ANOWARA, BANGLADESH
Youth Business International

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ANOWARA SHULEY

ANOWARA SHULEY
BANGLADESH


Life Before Skills to Succeed:
In Anowara’s town, tradition dictated that woman marry young, have children, and not work outside the home. Undeterred, she took a tailoring course and launched a clothing business—but struggled due to lack of capital.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Anowara received mentoring support and a startup loan from Youth Business International (YBI) affiliate B'YEAH.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Anowara now employs six full time and 160 part-time staff, enabling women to earn income while working from home.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Youth Business International
We are helping YBI-a global network that helps young entrepreneurs-increase the capacity and scale of its network and develop a global technology infrastructure.

" I was determined to overcome challenges and achieve my goal of financial independence. "

MAX

MAX, US
Year Up

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MAX GARCES

MAX GARCES
UNITED STATES


Life before Skills to Succeed:
Max dreamed of being a video game developer and watched YouTube videos to learn how to code.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Through Year Up, Max completed an intensive programming course led by Accenture volunteers and secured an internship with a financial services company.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
After completing his internship, Max was offered a full-time job and is working on his bachelor's degree.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Year Up
We work with Year Up to provide low-income young adults with the skills, experience, and support to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

" Thanks to my new job in information technology testing, I have financial security. "

AVIVA

AVIVA, US
Girls Who Code

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AVIVA WANG

AVIVA WANG
UNITED STATES


Life before Skills to Succeed:
As the daughter of software engineers, Aviva grew up interested in computer science but had no experience in the field.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Through Girls Who Code, Aviva learned the fundamentals of computer science, robotics and computer graphics as well as how to give presentations, network and promote herself.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Aviva enrolled in Advance Placement Computer Science and is now a student at the University of Chicago.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code helps close the gender gap in technology by equipping young women with the skills to pursue technology careers. Accenture hosts Summer Immersion Programs and year-round clubs across the United States.

" When you meet so many girls who are just as driven as you, and professionals you want to emulate, it's incredible. "

ANGELICA

ANGÉLICA, SPAIN
Juntos por el Empleo de los Más Vulnerables

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ROSA ANGÉLICA TORO
SPAIN


Life before Skills to Succeed:
Angélica had worked department stores but was unable to find a long-term position.

Skills Built/Support Received:
Emprende +, a digital tool created by Juntos por el Empleo de los Más Vulnerables, helped Angélica strengthen her skills and learn about customer care, product buying and selling and other aspects of entrepreneurship.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Angélica now owns a shop in Madrid where she sells farm products and is thinking of expanding her business. Her spirit of entrepreneurship was recognized with Spanish Red Cross 'Premios Empleando +' Award.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Juntos por el Empleo de los Más Vulnerables
In Spain, we helped to mobilize the Juntos por el Empleo de los Más Vulnerables, a cross-sector initiative, to design and promote solutions to support employment for the most vulnerable sectors of society.

" My dream of owning a business has come true. "

SUJAN

SUJAN, US
Upwardly Global

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SUJAN GURUACHARYA
UNITED STATES


Life before Skills to Succeed:
As a television producer in Nepal, Sujan once waited nine months for a paycheck. When he won the US green card lottery, he decided to move.

Skills Built/Support Received:
In Chicago, Sujan worked in a donut shop, but was determined to get back on his career path. Upwardly Global paired him with a volunteer from the Accenture Broadcast team, who told him about an open position.

Life after Skills to Succeed:
Sujan now uses his skills to connect Accenture people and clients around the globe.

Skills to Succeed Partner: Upwardly Global
Upwardly Global helps integrate skilled immigrants into the professional workforce. Accenture helped build its online job training platform, which equips jobseekers with acculturation, job search and technical skills.

" Upwardly Global gave me everything I needed to build my career in the United States. "

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