Professional Services 2023: JULIE SWEET
CEO AND CHAIR, ACCENTURE, ARLINGTON COUNTY
Sweet has been global CEO of IT services and consulting company Accenture since 2019 and became its chair in 2021. She joined the Fortune Global 500 company in 2010 and previously held roles including CEO of Accenture’s business in North America from 2015 to 2019. Accenture’s fiscal 2022 revenue was $61.6 billion, up 22% from 2021.
Named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business since 2016 — and ranked No. 2 in 2022 — Sweet also is on Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, ranking higher than luminaries like Oprah Winfrey and MacKenzie Scott.
She serves on the World Economic Forum board, the board of trustees for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and since 2022, on the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities – Bridges from School to Work board. Sweet also chairs the board of Catalyst, a women’s advocacy nonprofit.
In June, Accenture announced a three-year, $3 billion investment in artificial intelligence, and the same month, the company partnered with Immersive Labs to fill approximately 1 million entry-level cybersecurity jobs.