Julie Sweet is CEO of Accenture and serves on the company’s board of directors. Prior to becoming CEO in September 2019, Sweet served as CEO of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market. Previously, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary, and chief compliance officer for five years. Prior to joining Accenture in 2010, Sweet was a partner for 10 years at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Outside of Accenture, Sweet is a leader on topics including innovation, technology’s impact on business, and inclusion and diversity. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, the Business Roundtable, and the TechNet Executive Council. Sweet also serves on the board of directors for Catalyst, the board of trustees for the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and the board of trustees for the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities – Bridges from School to Work. In 2019, she was named to Fortune’s list of “Most Powerful Women” for the fourth consecutive year.
Sweet holds a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.