‘It Turned Out to Be a Decision That Would Change My Life Forever’

Who are the people behind Accenture? What drives and inspires them on a daily basis? How have their lives, careers, ambitions and dreams developed over the years? What choices have they made? Through a series of portraits, we answer these questions and introduce you to our people.

Introducing Nikoo Delgoshaie, Senior Manager Technology Strategy at Accenture Netherlands.

After getting married to a Dutch man with a somewhat easier-to-pronounce surname, Nikoo [Dutch pronunciation: Ni-koe] still held on to her own. ‘It’s part of who I am; a proud Iranian woman.’ Of course, this 33-year-old is much more than that: she’s a Senior Manager, driven career woman, ambitious mother of 1,5-year-old Sophia, aspirational writer and avid lover of life. 

"It's part of who I am; a proud Iranian woman."

Nikoo was born in Tehran. ‘Being born and raised in a country that was plagued by war influenced my childhood and, to a certain extent, the person I am today. During the first eleven years of my life we moved around a couple of times, and got to call a few places home. As challenging as growing up during war was, it also taught me how to adjust to new environments, people, places and friends. “This is the way it is for now” became our motto every time we moved. When I was 11 years old, we moved back to Tehran. When I talk about “home”, Tehran is still the place that comes to mind.’

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More about Nikoo's passion, life-changing moments, and surprising facts are awaiting you to discover. Read her full story and explore the opportunities to join us and share your own stories at: www.werkenbijaccenture.nl

Author: Inge Abraham