Company Description: Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining experience, comprehensive capabilities, and extensive research, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 186,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of $23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended 8/31/08.
Nomination Category: Individual Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best Latin American Executive
Nomination Title: Nellie Borrero, Senior Director – Global Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture
1. Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated executive during the eligibility period (up to 500 words):
Nellie serves as Accenture's Global Inclusion & Diversity Executive reporting to
the global Managing Director of Human Capital & Diversity. Nellie is a driving
force behind Accenture’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. The program's
mission is to optimize the company’s ability to fulfill its vision of creating
and maintaining an environment rich in diversity. Nellie leads a team of 10
people who are based in India, Europe and the U.S. Nellie and her team are
responsible for recent innovations such as creating a career development program
for high performing women globally; designing career progression initiatives for
Latin Americans seeking opportunities in Spain, as well as for women in Japan,
India and Latin America; increasing “minority” opportunities in South Africa;
and leading Accenture’s involvement in International Women's Day, a
U.N.-sponsored event, in all 49 countries in which Accenture does business. As
part of her work she manages million dollar plus budgets.
Nellie’s long-term success is that she elevated the Diversity focus to a
quantifiable business imperative. She has taken her message to the CEO’s office
and the Board of Directors.
She has received numerous awards, among them: 2000 National Society of Hispanic
MBA's Individual Corporate Executive Award; 1999 National Management Consulting
Diversity Achievement Award; 1999 ASPIRA Circle of Achievers Award. Nellie has
served as the Chairperson for the ASPIRA Mentoring Program.
Nellie has shared her perspectives and beliefs in publications such as Forbes,
Management Consulting Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Diversity Inc., Diversity
Careers in IT & Engineering, Black Enterprise, Hispanic Engineering, and has
been a guest on National Public Radio. She was also featured in the 2003 PBS
documentary “Newyoricans,” speaking of her desire to succeed in corporate
America while maintaining her strong culture. Nellie is a sought after speaker
with inspirational impact who brings wisdom, experience and awareness to topics
including best practices in diversity initiatives, development and advancement
of women globally, and ethnic minorities in the U.S., U.K. and South Africa.
She has served as a speaker and panelist at events including Catalyst, SHPE and
ASPIRA. Nellie also consults with Accenture clients across various industries
who want advice and insight about starting or enhancing diversity programs.
Nellie Borrero joined Accenture as a consultant in 1986, recognized the need to
increase women and minority representation within the organization and put forth
a business case, leading to the company’s first full-time role for Diversity
efforts in 1993. She became deeply committed to exposing women, Latinos, African
Americans and other minority groups to the consulting industry. Having proven
the business case to company leadership, she built programs that created greater
accountability for the company’s leaders as well as programs that enhanced the
career progression of minorities and women. Nellie advocated to expand
recruiting efforts to broaden the pool of candidates and tailored programs for
Hispanic Serving Institutions, Society of Hispanic Engineers, and National
Society of Hispanic MBAs. The results of her passion and commitment can be seen
in Accenture’s current workforce at all levels.
2. List the URLs (web addresses) of any online news stories, press releases, or other documents that you would like the judges to see that support your entry. IMPORTANT: List each URL on a separate line, begin each URL with http://, and enclose each URL in square brackets. For example, [http://www.yourcompany.com/pressrelease.html]:
Accenture.com: Accenture’s Andre Hughes and Nellie Borrero discuss women
leadership programs in 'Profiles in Diversity Journal'
3. Provide a brief biography of the nominated executive (up to 100 words):
Nellie Borrero joined Accenture as a consultant in 1986. Recognizing a need to
increase women and minority representation, she immediately put forth a business
case and created the company’s first full-time role for Diversity efforts in
1993. Nellie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree after attending New York
University and Lehman College. Nellie is married and has two children, Family
is extremely important to Nellie. Her biggest joy is gathering her immediate
and extended family for holidays and birthdays. Her parents and sister are a
huge part of her life. She also enjoys reading, playing tennis and travel.