Julie Sweet is chief executive officer of Accenture . She became CEO in September 2019 and assumed the additional position of chair in September 2021. Previously, she served as chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market. Prior to that, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary, and chief compliance officer for five years. Before joining Accenture in 2010, Julie was a partner for 10 years in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Julie Sweet also serves on the boards of Catalyst, a nonprofit that promotes advancement for women in the workplace, and the Business Roundtable, one of the most powerful business lobbies in Washington.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.
Julie has been recognized as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business and Forbes’s 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.
She started her professional career from Corporate department of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. In 2015, she joined Accenture as chief compliance officer, general counsel and secretary.
Julie Sweet Husband:
Sweet is married to Chad Creighton Sweet, who was Republican Ted Cruz’s campaign chairman for Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign. She has two daughters.
Sweet (née Spellman) met her husband, Chad Creighton Sweet, in Singapore at the wedding of a mutual friend. They were initially convinced their relationship would never work since, at the time, she was living in Hong Kong working at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and he was working in Houston at Goldman Sachs.
But the two dated long distance and married in 2004. Prior to his career in investment banking, Chad Sweet worked for the CIA. Later, he served as chief of staff in the Department of Homeland Security and led a Texas nonprofit. He was chairman of Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign and currently, he leads the Chertoff Group, a consulting firm and investment bank he co-founded that is focused on the security sector.
Julie Sweet Salary:
As the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Accenture plc, the total compensation of Julie Sweet at Accenture plc is $6,265,540. It is estimated as 47 Crore rupees in Indian Currency. Julie’s mailing address filed with the SEC is C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO, IL, 60601.
Julie Sweet Net Worth:
The estimated Net Worth of Julie Spellman Sweet is at least $45.5 Million dollars as of 3 February 2022. Ms. Sweet owns over 3,742 units of Accenture plc stock worth over $7,823,714 and over the last 11 years she sold ACN stock worth over $31,363,252. In addition, she makes $6,265,540 as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Accenture plc.
Julie Sweet Biography
|Chief Executive Officer of Accenture, American business executive
|Date of Birth
|5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
|Speech and debate star at Tustin High School.
|Tustin High School
|Claremont McKenna College (1985–1989),
Columbia Law School
|Chad Sweet (m. 2004)
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Julie Sweet All Facts
- Prior to Sweet’s work at Accenture, she was an attorney at law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She worked at the firm for 17 years and was partner for 10. Sweet was the ninth woman ever to make partner at the firm. She worked on financing, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate counsel.
- Accenture recruited Sweet as general counsel in 2010. In 2015, she became CEO of Accenture’s North America business, the company’s largest market. Since early in her career at Accenture, she served on the company’s global management committee. Alongside then-CEO Pierre Nanterme, Sweet developed Accenture’s mergers and acquisitions strategy.
- Accenture named Sweet its CEO effective September 2019, the first woman to hold that position. She replaced interim CEO David Rowland. At the time of her appointment, she was one of 27 women leading companies in the S&P 500 and the 15th female CEO of all Fortune Global 500 companies.
- Sweet has advocated for diversity, inclusion, and workplace gender parity. Sweet supports Accenture’s goal to have a staff equally represented by men and women by 2025; as of 2019, 42 percent of Accenture’s staff was female. Sweet was named a top CEO for diversity by the website Comparably in 2019. Sweet has called for addressing the skills gap in the U.S. and supported the national apprenticeship movement. She participated in The New York Times’s New Rules Summit.
- In addition to her work at Accenture, Sweet served on the boards for Catalyst, a non-profit, and TechNet Executive Council, a network that promotes growth, as of 2019.
- The New York Times called Sweet “one of the most powerful women in corporate America” in 2019. Fortune listed her as one of the “Most Powerful Women” in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019; in 2019, she ranked No. 9.
- Sweet grew up in Orange County, California. Her father painted cars for a living and her mother was a beautician, she told the New York Times in an interview published in January. She decided she wanted to be a lawyer in eighth grade, and about the same time, her mother began pursuing a college degree with the hopes of building a strong future for the family. Her mother graduated when Sweet was a freshman in college. Sweet went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
- When Sweet started at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in 1992, there were just two female partners at the firm. By the time she worked her way up the ranks and was named partner in 1999, she was the ninth woman partner, and the third in the corporate department. The same year, she helped start the first women’s program at the firm, setting the stage for a major shift in the way women were promoted. “Now Cravath has 25 percent women partners, which is just extraordinary,” she told the Times.
- In her current role, Sweet has helped increase the number of U.S. employees who are black, Hispanic, veterans and military spouses, as well as those who self-identified as persons with disabilities. The number of employees in each of those demographic categories ticked up between 2015 and 2017, though the percentage of Asian employees decreased slightly.