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April 08, 2003

Accenture and Wf360 to Host Fourth Annual Global Meeting of International Leaders

MainEvent2003 Explores Creating Value in an Age of Uncertainty

NEW YORK; April 8, 2003 –Continuing their commitment to strengthen women’s leadership in business, Accenture and Wf360 (founded as Womenfuture) today announced that they are working together to produce MainEvent2003, the fourth annual global gathering of business–women, to be held April 10, 2003, in New York City and telecast globally.

Wf360’s MainEvent 2003 is a unique one-day gathering of business leaders brought together to discuss the leadership skills that drive women’s growing impact on the corporate community. Accenture is the global sponsor of the event. The theme of this year’s event is “No Time Like the Present: Creating Value in an Age of Uncertainty.”

MainEvent 2003 will be broadcast live on the Web and telecast live to corporate headquarters, university auditoriums and hundreds of other locations across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

“Accenture’s continuing support of Wf360 and MainEvent reflects our commitment to developing a workplace environment that creates a culture of success for everyone,” said Pamela C. Craig, group director–Business Operations & Services at Accenture. “While we encourage women’s growth in the workplace through our Great Place to Work initiative, organizations like Wf360 facilitate the ongoing dialogue on this important issue, which remains a top priority on the senior executive agenda.”

Ms. Craig will participate in a panel discussion titled, “The New ‘Conversation:’ Who’s Talking? Who’s Listening? Why You Should Care” Other Accenture speakers will participate in panel discussions at other MainEvent2003 locations in the United States, the United Kingdom and France. More than 1,100 Accenture employees will participate via satellite and webcast in Paris, London, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto, Houston, Kansas City, San Francisco, Detroit, Denver, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, Milan, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur and Washington, D.C., among other cities.

Wf360’s keynote speakers will also discuss leadership qualities that are crucial for success; the impact of technology on strategy; and winning strategies for delivering in tough times. Other featured speakers for MainEvent 2003 include Joe Forehand, chairman & CEO of Accenture; Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft; Carla Cico, CEO of Brasil Telecom; Esther Dyson, chairman of EDventure; General James L. Jones, Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Europe; Julie St. John, Chief Technology Officer of Fannie Mae; Luciano Respini, president of Dow Europe at The Dow Chemical Company; and Theodore Zeldin, author and president of The Oxford Muse.

About Accenture
Accenture is the world’s leading management consulting and technology services company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them realize their visions and create tangible value. With deep industry expertise, broad global resources and proven experience in consulting and outsourcing, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, alliances and technologies. With more than 75,000 people in 47 countries, the company generated net revenues of $11.6 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2002. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About Wf360 & MainEvent 2003
Wf360 is the market leader in creating TalkSystems™ of that engage and connect people in ways that increase productivity, jump start leadership and spur business development. Using its trademarked DSC (Distributed Simultaneous Conversation) format, Wf360 assists corporate clients in building TalkSystems™ of all sizes–from small single site and multi-locations dialogues to large-scale global programs–that result in actionable, measurable solutions for a variety of business challenged.

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