NEW YORK; May 1, 2012 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has claimed the top spot on Diversity MBA Magazine’s “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work.” This marks the company’s fourth consecutive year on the list.
“We take the widest possible view of diversity and are committed to creating and providing an inclusive, open and equitable environment for individuals with different backgrounds, lifestyles, needs and interests,” said Nellie Borrero, managing director of Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture. “Our company, our people and our clients all benefit from diverse global teams with different backgrounds and experiences.”
Diversity MBA Magazine serves the needs of multicultural professionals in corporate America, business students and entrepreneurs. This is the seventh year it has published this ranking.
The 2012 ranking was based on an evaluation of companies with inclusion and diversity strategies based on accountability, succession planning, representation, workplace inclusion, recruitment and board diversity.
“Accenture has consistently moved up our list, proving the organization is committed and has the metrics and systems in place to be sustainable and move women and people of color into top leadership roles,” said Pamela McElvane, publisher and CEO of Diversity MBA Magazine.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 246,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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