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Jill Huntley

Many working women in the Gulf region today are faced with numerous challenges in their corporate environment. In her talk, Jill will share insights from Accenture’s International Women's Day 2015 global survey of 3,600 business professionals– entry-level to management – from small, medium and large organizations to examine the opportunities and challenges of listening, leading and learning in today's digital workplace.

Jill will draw on her experience, leading Corporate Citizenship globally for Accenture and will explain how having effective communication skills, the ability to manage change and inspire others as well as having the willingness to make difficult decisions are key to building a successful career.

Jill is global Managing Director for Corporate Citizenship at Accenture. She has worked in the areas of talent and organisational change in Accenture’s Management Consulting business, and with clients in the public sector and financial services. In 2002 Jill co-founded Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), an innovative not-for-profit venture that channels Accenture’s skills and expertise to the international development sector.  She has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Solutions for Youth Employment coalition. Prior to Accenture, Jill worked in the non-profit sector. She is an ambassador for Strong Voices, a crime prevention charity working with vulnerable women.

Jill grew up in SE Asia and has lived and worked extensively in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. She holds a Masters degree in Anthropology and Development from Cambridge University and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She has 3 children and currently lives in London.