National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms Names Accenture Its Diversity Initiative Achievement Winner

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ — For the second time in three years, The National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) has named Accenture (NYSE:ACN) its Annual Diversity Initiative Achievement Award winner.


NAMWOLF is a national trade association that advocates for increased use of minority- and women-owned law firms by major corporations and public entities throughout the United States.


The 2007 Annual Diversity Initiative Achievement Award is presented every year at NAMWOLF’s Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo to recognize one of the organization’s outstanding corporate partners that is working to spend a minimum of five percent of its outside counsel budgets on women- and minority- owned law firms. Accenture has participated in the program since its inception three years ago and, in 2005, was NAMWOLF’s first award recipient.


“Our company is constantly looking for new ways to create an inclusive culture, which we believe strengthens Accenture’s ability to deliver innovative solutions to our clients,” said, Joel Stern, associate general counsel and director of the company’s legal services in the Americas. “By providing an efficient way to connect with a talented pool of minority- and women-owned law firms throughout the nation, NAMWOLF is a powerful tool to help us accelerate our journey.”


“Not only has Accenture done an outstanding job in hiring and forming long-lasting relationships with law firms owned and run by women and minorities, but the company has also been a powerful vocal advocate for our cause and those of other organizations, championing a more diverse Corporate America throughout the years,” said Yolanda Coly, managing director of NAMWOLF.


The NAMWOLF Annual Diversity Initiative Achievement Award will be presented to Accenture at the 2007 Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7. To register by Oct. 26, visit www.namwolf.org or call 414-277-1139.


About Accenture


Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With approximately 170,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home page is www.accenture.com.


About NAMWOLF


The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (www.namwolf.org) was founded in June 2001. Headquartered in Milwaukee, NAMWOLF is a national trade association that advocates for increased use of


minority and women owned law firms by major corporations and public entities throughout the United States.

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Source: National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)