DiversityInc Names Accenture Top Company for Generational Communications

NEW YORK; Nov. 4, 2009 – DiversityInc, which has run The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® for 10 years, has named Accenture (NYSE: ACN) the Top Company for Generational Communications, citing the way its employees of all generations communicate with each other and with clients for maximum effectiveness.

William D. Green, Accenture’s Chairman and CEO, accepted the award at this week’s DiversityInc event, “How Leadership Expresses Diversity Commitment.”

“One of the hottest topics in corporate America these days – for good reason – is generational communications,” said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc. “Accenture is a company that has consistently proven itself as a diversity leader and demonstrated remarkable leadership in critical areas. Its efforts to broaden leadership styles, management styles and perceptions across generations make it a trailblazer in this increasingly critical area.”

“We work hard to appreciate the differences among all of our people -- including among generations -- and we focus on creating an environment where everyone can work together,” said LaMae Allen de Jongh, managing director, U.S. Human Capital & Diversity at Accenture. “That means using our common core values and methodologies to work effectively across different geographies, workforces and generations. When we do it right, we deliver diverse thoughts and perspectives, as well as flexibility and agility, that really set Accenture apart.”

This year, Accenture was also named to The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list for the third consecutive year. Additionally, DiversityInc awarded Accenture the #10 position on both The DiversityInc Top Ten Companies for Recruitment and Retention and the DiversityInc Top Ten Global Diversity Companies lists.

About DiversityInc

Launched in 1997, DiversityInc is the leading business publication connecting diversity and the bottom line, with 1 million unique monthly visitors. DiversityInc.com includes the largest diversity job board in the nation. DiversityInc also produces events and conducts benchmarking, custom research and consulting.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. 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. With approximately 177,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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