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.