Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Accenture No. 22 on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies List

Accenture has been named to the DiversityInc list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity for the fourth consecutive year, appearing at No. 22, up from No. 23 last year. DiversityInc also awarded Accenture the No. 3 position, up from No. 10 last year, on the DiversityInc Top Ten Global Diversity Companies list.

DiversityInc, the leading publication on diversity and business, annually recognizes companies that exemplify meaningful diversity management through their corporate practice. To qualify for the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, participating companies must have more than 1,000 employees and must fill out a detailed questionnaire. Instrumental factors include companies’ policies, diversity programs and initiatives and workforce demographics. The list, now in its 10th year, is metrics-driven and companies doing business with DiversityInc receive no advantage.

"Accenture is a very smart company run by astute people who clearly recognize how critical their diversity efforts are to their global and domestic success. When CEO and Chairman Bill Green spoke at our event last November, his real passion for the subject was inspirational for everyone,” said Luke Visconti, Chief Executive Officer of DiversityInc.

According to DiversityInc, Accenture has demonstrated strength in the four areas measured: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications and Supplier Diversity.

“We are honored to be recognized once again by DiversityInc,” said LaMae Allen deJongh, managing director of US Human Capital & Diversity at Accenture. “We are focused on fully integrating inclusion and diversity across Accenture’s approach to talent management. It is among our top priorities, no matter what the economic environment, and is essential to our people, the communities where we live and work and, ultimately, to maximizing our ability to deliver high performance to our clients.”

Accenture’s training programs around the globe illustrate the company’s ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity. In addition to offering a variety of live and online diversity training sessions, the company provides customized training and education programs that include “Developing High Performing Women” and “Minority Leadership Development.” Additionally, more than 2,500 executives have participated in its “Leading a Diverse Workforce” program since its inception in 2005, and the company recently launched a new training program, “Developing Client Centric Women,” to women in multiple locations in South America, Asia Pacific and North America.

Ms. deJongh spoke today on “Inclusion & Diversity Learning” at DiversityInc’s event, “EEO to Effective Diversity Management: A Primer for Federal Agencies and Those Who do Business with Them.”

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