Alumna and former CMC Trustee Julie Sweet ’89 named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list

Julie Sweet '89 has been named No. 39 on Fortune's list of Most Powerful Women in the United States. Sweet, Group CEO of Accenture's North American business, is a former member of the CMC board of trustees.

After five years as Accenture's general counsel and chief compliance officer, Sweet took over the professional services giant’s $14 billion operation in the United States and Canada in June 2015 and led a series of acquisitions in hot industries such as cloud computing and cybersecurity. "Sweet is also focusing on diversity and working families at Accenture: It became the first big consulting firm to release a detailed gender and ethnicity breakdown of its workforce and also lets new parents work locally for one year," Fortune wrote.

Sweet is a newcomer to Fortune's annual Top 50 list, which this year had a bonus 51st pick, Beyoncé. For the second consecutive year, Mary Barra, CEO and chair of General Motors, was named the Most Powerful Woman.

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