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SGA Talent’s Recruitment Research Shows Consulting Companies Still Struggle to Close the Gender Gap

Women Partners Needed

SGA Talent’s Recruitment Research Activities Uncovers The Real Stats




Diversity and Inclusion is a hot topic right now for employers of all sizes. To achieve these goals, many are turning to recruitment research  activities to gather real time, actionable data and intelligence used for recruiting, talent management, succession planning as well as future candidate pipelining purposes.

For over 31 years, SGA Talent has been providing recruitment research to companies to meet a variety of talent goals. As we continue to help our partners,  we also take the time to build upon our knowledge base as well. That said,  as we conclude our six-month internal recruitment research project, focusing on the professional services industry, we wanted to share a few data points we learned during this time period. Our findings were based upon our team’s ability to create targeted talent pools as well as conducting comprehensive studies shared with our networks.

As for this particular project we broadly researched over 60 consulting firms to include the big players as well as the boutiques and niche players. Later, we focused our efforts to such services lines as Workday, Anaplan, ServiceNow, SAP, Big Data and SalesForce. As with many of our recruitment research efforts, the goal is to gather very granular information, requiring the team to dig deeper, acquire more information, as well as analyze the data to the point where it becomes powerful intelligence.

Here is what we learned:

When it comes to the top 5 industries for workforce diversity, professional services ranks #4.  However, as we discovered, there still exists a gender gap at the top.   Broadly speaking, women professionals in technical consulting represent approximately 40% of the overall workforce but then dips to just 18% at the partner level. Amongst the big players, we discovered, Bain, BCG, McKinsey and Ernst & Young’s Women Partners represent approximately 20% of the workforce, with both KPMG and PwC at 21%; (PwC – Managing Directors/Directors 35%). As we compared this data with a similar study we completed in 2016,  we are encouraged by the fact that the percentage of women partners is up 5%.

The team also discovered there are actually a few service lines where women partners actually exceeded the average female partner percentage. This includes: ServiceNow and SalesForce having a 29% representation followed by Workday with 28%.  Additionally we also uncovered disappointing statistics whereby the female percentage of women partners were below the average with  SAP at 17%, Microsoft 16% and Google 14%. Another take away from our findings, was that at the senior manager and manager levels, workforce diversity rose to as high as 35% with the average ranging between 28%- 30%.

At this time I would like to give a big shout out to the best recruitment research team for obtaining all of this valuable intelligence as well as creating multiple networks and engaged talent communities. Great job!

If you are interested in learning more about our findings, other industry diversity information, need talent or talent intelligence, let’s connect. We also invite you to download a copy of our ServiceNow, Anaplan and Workday reports by clicking on this link.

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SGA Talent Presents The Highly Accomplished Women Leaders in the “World of Anaplan.” 

As a minority owned business, SGA Talent continues to a leader in both the recruitment research and recruiting industries with an expertise in the professional services. For quite some time our focus has been to identify, pipeline and recruit top talent with experience in Analplan, Workday, Hyperion, AWS, Azure, ServiceNow, Salesforce, Google, Mulesoft and SAP. As we continue our efforts, we also continue to emphasize the importance of diversity in each talent pool and candidate pipeline. We are also proud to say we have been awarded by several of our partners as their #1 Diversity Recruitment Research and Recruiting Partner.

In keeping with our mission,  today we are excited to acknowledge the highly accomplished women leaders in the “World of Anaplan.” Congrats to all who made the list and thank you for paving the way for the many women you all continue to advise as well as mentor. For now we invite you to click on each of these highly successful professional’s name to learn about each of their journeys. Again congrats!

Ana Pinczuk: Chief Development Officer, Anaplan

Marilyn Miller: Chief People Officer, Anaplan

Klarissa Marenitch: Chief Information Officer, Anaplan

DeAndra Jean-Louis: Vice President Partner Strategy and Programs, Anaplan

Sue McKinney: Senior Vice President, Cloud Platform Engineering and Development Transformation, Anaplan

Linda Moss: Vice President, Anaplan Academy, Anaplan

Julie Sweet: Chief Executive Officer, Accenture

Amy Fuller: Chief Marketing Officer & Communications Officer, Accenture

KC McClure: Chief Financial Officer, Accenture

Ellyn Shook: Chief Leadership & Human Resource Officer, Accenture

Amy Cochran: Managing Director- North American Finance & Performance Analytics Lead, Accenture

Michelle Turner: Senior Manager-Finance & Enterprise Performance, Accenture

Michelle Parmelee: Chief People and Purpose Officer, Deloitte

Penny Stoker: Global Leader of HR Services, EY

Suzanne Bouhia: Americas Chief Communication Office, EY

Tony Clayton-Hine: Chief Marketing Officer, EY

Colleen Pietrobono: Principal, EY

Nicolina Saporito: Managing Director, EY

Julie Ziemer: Solution Leader, Akili

Joyce Sellers: Solution Leader, Akili

Sara Lee McLindon: Solution Architect, Akili

Tracey Baxter: Partner/Global Alliances Executive, Allitix

Kerry Veitch: Human Resources and Talent Management, Cervello

Susanna Lenox: Finance Director, Cervello

Barisa K. Johnson: Director, Cervello

Andrea Vaughn: Director, Cervello

Wendy Wen: Senior Manager, Impetus Consulting Group

Emily Salter: Director, Lionpoint Group

Lucy Hur: Chief People Officer, Slalom

Michele Bleser: VP, Information Technology, Slalom

Sarah Katz: Partner, Spaulding Ridge

Elizabeth Schaffer: Director, Spaulding Ridge

Jill King: Founder & Chief Financial Officer, Twelve Consulting Group

Elizabeth Ward: Director of Delivery, Twelve Consulting Group

Megan Henderson: Head of Internal Operations, Twelve Consulting Group

Aarial Ferguson-Henderson: Senior Business Solutions Consultant, Voiant

Patricia Hoerig: Senior Consultant, Accelytics

Monique Rupert: Vice President, Supply Chain Planning, Barkawi Management Consultants

Andrea Vaughn: Director, Barkawi Management Consultants

Michele Tezer: Principal, End to End Analytics

Marietta Harvey: Vice President & Global Head of Human Resources, Enquero

Heather White: Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Genpact

Stacy Simpson: Chief Marketing Officer, Genpact

Christine Lattanzio: Communications and Change Leader, PwC

Shannon Schuyler: Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer, PwC

If you are interested in downloading a copy of our latest report: “SGA Talent Presents Anaplan’s Partners & Leadership Teams, please click  here

As you know, we continue to be here for all of you.

Best regards,

Sheila Greco