General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Accenture

Joel Unruch joined Accenture in 2011 and became General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2019. Joel is the executive I&D sponsor for legal and has established a cross-discipline global I&D Advisory group to help deliver Accenture Legal’s I&D strategic priorities.   

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Joel created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Joel's pledge here

Accenture is committed to accelerating equality for all and to creating a work environment where every one of their people feel like they belong. Accenture has been featured on Bloomberg’s Gender–Equality Index; DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity in the U.S.; The Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK; Nikkei Top 100 Companies for Women in Japan; Disability: IN’s Disability Equality Index; and the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. Accenture has also been ranked the No. 1 company on Refinitiv’s Diversity & Inclusion Index, which identifies the 100 publicly traded companies with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces, based on Refinitiv’s environmental, social and governance data.

Accenture was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021 and 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2016 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

LCLD Board of Directors

Member, 2021-present

Fellows Program
Hosted Learning Experience (2022, 2021)
Fellows nominated:  
2023: David Habich, Helen Lee; 2022: Ankoor Bagchi, Brandes Taylor; 2021: Arun Menon, Becca Bluem; 2020: Carolyn Myers-Simmonds, Molly Hobey

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinders nominated: 
2023: Leslie DeCillis, Chelsea Person; 2022: Rachelle Goldman, Susan Chao; 2021: Elia Tanga, Amanda Banks; 2020: Natalie Knight, Patrick Fang

1L Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2021: Ana Helena Alvarez, Kayla Hug; 2018: Laura Zhu

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2019) 
Leadership Summit (2021, 2019)


Member: Joel Unruch 

Diversity Professional: Annabel Dumbell