Top Company for Global Diversity: Accenture
Accepting Award: Stephen J. Rohleder, Group Chief Executive – North America
Reasons for Honor:
Accenture is a truly global company, with 85 percent of its workforce outside of the United States. The firm pioneered the virtual workplace and has also been a pioneer in creating inclusive workplaces worldwide.
Under the leadership of Nellie Borrero, Managing Director for Global Inclusion & Diversity, the company has promoted a discrimination- and harassment-free environment globally.
Accenture has developed strong programs for its employees and their families to help them succeed in different cultures and countries while on international assignments. The company has excellent global employee resource groups, including women’s groups in 30 countries, LGBT groups in 24 countries and disability groups in eight countries.
Accenture also has formal cross-cultural mentoring and sponsorship globally and is one of the few companies that has supplier-diversity initiatives, including for women- and LGBT-owned vendors, in countries around the world.