Tag: Accenture

Women's Confidence Builders

Confidence is a dynamic characteristic to have in any work setting. It’s a trait that comes naturally to men, but for some women, self-assurance may be a little harder to grasp. Women usually struggle with speaking up in the workplace and may be hesitant to let their work skills take…

Accenture's Ernie Cordova: Safeguarding the Future

Ernie, who started the security operation in Washington, D.C., for Accenture’s federal operations when he joined the company in 1998, is also the executive sponsor of the Washington chapters of the company’s LGBT and Hispanic employee-resource groups. Business and Security Ernie grew up in New Mexico, where his father was…

Julie Sweet, Accenture, chief executive officer

Accenture Names First Woman As US Group Chief Executive

Accenture’s announcement that Julie Spellman Sweet has been promoted to Group Chief Executive-North America means that as of next month, four of the six major consulting firms will have women leaders (Deloitte, IBM and KPMG are the others). Virginia Rometty became Chairman, CEO and President of IBM in 2012. Deloitte…

Top Companies for Women: What 3 Best Practices They All Have

By Barbara Frankel and Shane Nelson Photo by Shutterstock What makes a company a really good place for women to reach their full potential An analysis of data of The 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity shows the top companies for women all have: Strong, cross-cultural mentoring programs with…

Rodgers Leads MLK Day of Service Initiative

By Sheryl Estrada Martin “Marty” Rodgers’ parents prepared him early for his call to service. They chose to name him Martin, inspired by two world changers: St. Martin de Porresand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The expectations my parents had for me were expectations of greatness and service to others,”…

VIDEO: 2014 DiversityInc Special Awards

The 2014 DiversityInc Special Awards were handed out at a dinner ceremony on October 21, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. CEOs from all seven recipient companies were on hand to accept their awards and share some insight into what their company does that sets them apart….

VIDEO: 2014 Top Company for Global Diversity: Accenture

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…

Global Diversity Research Executive Summary: 203 Data Submissions in 46 Countries

By Barbara Frankel To evaluate the impact of global diversity efforts, we have investigated best practices that correlate to results, measured in increased human-capital diversity and business opportunity. Through 203 data submissions and extensive interviews with 25 companies, we have learned that diversity-and-inclusion initiatives have been mostly focused around gender,…