Nellie Borrero is a highly respected executive and leader, recognized for her passion for inclusion and diversity. A thought leader with deep global experience, Nellie works to raise awareness and increase understanding on the importance of embracing diversity. She communicates the message world-wide to leaders, recruits, and organizations. Nellie is a champion for each individual’s uniqueness, values, skills, and contributions, promoting respect, personal achievement and stewardship globally.
Nellie joined Accenture in 1986. She created the first role for Diversity efforts and is embraced as a beloved and deeply committed advocate for change, for women, for minorities, for people. As Accenture’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Managing Director, Nellie holds a crucial leadership role and is a driving force behind the company’s diversity initiatives. The program’s mission is to optimize Accenture’s ability to fulfill its vision and core values by creating an environment rich in diversity. Under Nellie’s leadership, most recent innovations are creation of a development program for high performing women globally, design of career progression initiatives for women throughout APAC, EMEA and the Americas; global positioning of the LGBT and Persons with Disability agenda; as well as the design and execution of ethnic diversity programs.
Few people are better poised to speak about diversity. 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 and Hispanic Engineering, as well as having been a featured guest on National Public Radio, NPR. Nellie is a sought after speaker for her inspirational impact. Passionately, she brings her wisdom of experience and awareness on topics including best practices in diversity initiatives, development and advancement of women globally, ethnic minorities in the U.S., U.K. and South Africa. Recently, Nellie spoke at the Colloquium on Global Diversity and The Global Summit of Women in New York.
Nellie serves as a model in a personal adversity and advocacy role for women and minorities globally. She has received numerous awards, among them: 2012 LatinaStyle Top 5 Executive Women; 2012 Marcus Buckingham Leaders Leading Leaders Award; 2012 Hispanic Business Influentials; 2008 Stevie Women in Business Awards: ‘Best Latin American Executive’; 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 served as an Advisory Board Member of VisionSpring, a social enterprise nonprofit organization whose global focus includes providing people in underdeveloped countries opportunity to have access to eye care and wear through financially empowering women to successfully begin and sustain their own business, and provide needed service to their communities. She is a current Member of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation Board, which provides financial aid, scholarships, and funding for state-of-the-art facilities within the college to prepare LaGuardia students, the future leaders of tomorrow. She has served as a Member of the Board of Aspira of New York, whose purpose is to foster social advancement of the Latino community by supporting its youth in the pursuit of educational excellence through leadership development programs that emphasize commitment to the community and the Latino cultural heritage.
Nellie earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree after attending New York University and Lehman College. Her degree is in Management, specializing in Human Resources. Nellie quickly became an advocate, personally and professionally, championing women and minorities in the workplace, in the world.
Nellie is married and has a daughter and son. She enjoys her family life, reading, playing tennis and purposefully giving to the world.