Arata Baffour
Arata Baffour
IT Project Consultant
Accenture

Arata was a project, programme & service management (PPSM) analyst at Accenture. Arata joined the firm in December 2015 after a series of contracting roles. She worked in Accenture’s technology practice and is aligned to the communications, media and technology division. Outside of her client-facing work, she was nominated for the ‘greater than’ awards for an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Accenture’s People Programmes Award’. She was the inclusion & diversity lead for the Technology Analyst Group, and also serves as the LGBT lead for the group. She has made significant contributions to Accenture’s LGBT work whilst courageously taking a UK role raising visibility for bisexual and transgender inclusion; and is open about her relationship with a transgender partner. She has acted as an Accenture ambassador for Student Pride and an active member of Accenture’s campus recruiting. She was active in the Accenture Christian group, and has spoken on internal panels exploring the intersection of LGBT and religion. She was a role model profiled on grad recruitment channels for her commitment to diversity and inclusion. Arata is now taking a career break to care for her son who has significant medical challenges.