Lara Bernard

I have been working in the Management Consultancy space since graduating from the University of Leeds after receiving a degree in Economics and Geography.

I joined Accenture in early 2015 as part of their consulting graduate scheme. From very early on, I got involved in a number of extra-curricular activities at the company centred around Inclusion & Diversity and sustainability. In regards to developing my functional skillset, I found myself in our excellent Talent and Organisation practice that focusses on the people-side of transformations. Within the practice I focus on behaviour change and adoption of data and analytics. Whilst in the graduate scheme, I joined a small steerco team of African and Caribbean analysts, assembled by the Managing Director of the graduate scheme to look at how we can attract and retain our black talent. This is a passion that I have carried through my career at Accenture where two years ago I took on the role of Accent on Ethnicity lead for our retail, FMCG and life sciences practice.

Whilst the day job is supporting our clients on the people side of transformations, the work that I can do in the I&D space at Accenture is an added bonus and something that I am truly passionate about.