WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
A long-time leader in talent development and workplace flexibility, Accenture continues to have a strong presence on this list.
There is a deep senior-leadership commitment, including frequent meetings between senior executives and employee resource groups. Executive compensation is linked to diversity-and-inclusion goals such as being an executive sponsor of a resource group or a cross-cultural mentor, or involvement with external organizations related to diversity.
Accenture has a strong mentoring program, with all of its managers participating, including all executives in the top three levels. The company has cultural-awareness training for mentors. Career counselors review individuals’ mentoring scores on leadership evaluations and coach managers with low scores.
The company has 12 employee resource groups, including groups for men, experienced hires and work life/wellness. Almost 50 percent of employees are members of at least one group.
Accenture is also a leader in supplier diversity, with more than 15 percent of Tier 1 (direct contractor) spend with minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises (MBEs and WBEs).
Chairman and CEO
“Embracing inclusion and diversity in everything we do continues to make Accenture a better company and also a very special place—a place where we help our clients and our communities create sustained economic growth, where people enjoy working and where others aspire to join and build their careers. We want Accenture to be a place that fosters collaboration and opportunity, and our commitment to inclusion and diversity is making a huge impact.”
Managing Director – Global Inclusion & Diversity
“Collectively, Accenture employees represent a tremendous variety of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs and experiences. It is through this diverse environment that Accenture can truly understand and be relevant to our clients. The richness of diversity of our people makes Accenture stronger, smarter, more innovative and a better-performing company across all dimensions.”
U.S. Headquarters: New York City
Global Employees: 289,000
U.S. Employees: 41,780
OTHER DIVERSITYINC LISTS
- No. 9 Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity
- No. 7 Top 10 Companies for Mentoring
- No. 5 Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity