Corporate event season has really kicked off at Accenture, which is absolutely fantastic but seems to come hand in hand with an ever-increasing workload. That being said, the lighter evenings really help with this, lulling me into the believing I work sensible hours! Despite the workload, my team are currently celebrating: I am very happy to say that the team recently upgraded a payments system, processing up to $1 trillion per day. I have mentioned this before, but one of the aspects I value most about Accenture is the level of responsibility I am given, and this is tangible proof of that.

For my final 3 months with Accenture I have asked to split my time between delivering 2 projects simultaneously. I am really looking forward to the new challenges this will bring, as well as working within another team and learning about a different side of Technology.

Moving away from my day-to-day work and onto Corporate Giving: it seems to be that the fantastic opportunities available to us to give back, learn, and experience new things under the remit of Corporate Giving are often overlooked. Accenture have endeavoured to change this, and this week I was fortunate enough to take part in an event at an all-girls school in Waltham Forest teaching students in years 7-9 all things Leadership, Careers and Resilience. I was inspired and humbled by the sheer amount of drive and ambition shown by these young women. Our activities began with defining and understanding the difference between 3 types of leader: Authoritative, Democratic and Passive, before moving onto role-play activities. The latter worked to identify the natural leaders within the group – it was great to watch the leaders subconsciously take charge of their teams during rehearsals. The day ended with us presenting ideas and tips on finding the balance between being assertive and aggressive, followed by discussions on how to be resilient and its importance in the evolving corporate environment we face.

The day was an insightful experience, and whilst the aim was to inform and teach others, it also acted to highlight my strengths and weaknesses as a leader. I have 1 ‘charity day’ remaining, and I am using this to organise a fundraising day in support of the Prince’s Trust. I have set my colleagues the challenge of raising £1000 in a day using only their entrepreneurial skills and a small amount of capital to get started. I am looking forward to seeing what each team comes up with!

Corporate event season has really kicked off at Accenture, which is absolutely fantastic but seems to come hand in hand with an ever-increasing workload. That being said, the lighter evenings really help with this, lulling me into the believing I work sensible hours! Despite the workload, my team are currently celebrating: I am very happy to say that the team recently upgraded a payments system, processing up to $1 trillion per day. I have mentioned this before, but one of the aspects I value most about Accenture is the level of responsibility I am given, and this is tangible proof of that.

For my final 3 months with Accenture I have asked to split my time between delivering 2 projects simultaneously. I am really looking forward to the new challenges this will bring, as well as working within another team and learning about a different side of Technology.

Moving away from my day-to-day work and onto Corporate Giving: it seems to be that the fantastic opportunities available to us to give back, learn, and experience new things under the remit of Corporate Giving are often overlooked. Accenture have endeavoured to change this, and this week I was fortunate enough to take part in an event at an all-girls school in Waltham Forest teaching students in years 7-9 all things Leadership, Careers and Resilience. I was inspired and humbled by the sheer amount of drive and ambition shown by these young women. Our activities began with defining and understanding the difference between 3 types of leader: Authoritative, Democratic and Passive, before moving onto role-play activities. The latter worked to identify the natural leaders within the group – it was great to watch the leaders subconsciously take charge of their teams during rehearsals. The day ended with us presenting ideas and tips on finding the balance between being assertive and aggressive, followed by discussions on how to be resilient and its importance in the evolving corporate environment we face.

The day was an insightful experience, and whilst the aim was to inform and teach others, it also acted to highlight my strengths and weaknesses as a leader. I have 1 ‘charity day’ remaining, and I am using this to organise a fundraising day in support of the Prince’s Trust. I have set my colleagues the challenge of raising £1000 in a day using only their entrepreneurial skills and a small amount of capital to get started. I am looking forward to seeing what each team comes up with!