Gavin Young

Gavin is co-lead of Accenture’s African-Caribbean Network, which delivers a range of engagement and development activities for their 360 African-Caribbean employees and won Network of the Year in the European Diversity Awards in November 2015. He is leading on Accenture’s “Accelerate” week in May 2017, providing targeted skills development to Accenture’s future leaders. Gavin is an active mentor and coach to several African-Caribbean managers alongside his formal career counselling role within the firm and he also supports a number of volunteering and mentoring events with young black talent in East London schools, which provide support on career direction. He champions a formal programme mentoring young BAME students and is also an active supporter of gender diversity, providing mentoring support through Accenture’s work with Think Nation and as part of International Women’s Day 2017. Additionally, in January 2017 he provided the keynote address to 60 black undergraduates to launch a two-day mentoring programme, facilitated by The PowerList Foundation. In April 2017, from 4,200 nominations and a shortlist of 45, Gavin was voted Accenture UK’s “Most Inspirational Leader” by his peers.

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