Susan Butler
Susan Butler

Susan Butler

Women's Leadership Expert and Former Accenture Managing Partner

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Speaking Topics

  • Women's Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Change Management
  • Diversity
  • Team Building
  • Philanthropy
  • Mentoring
  • Women in Business

Travels From

  • AZ

Speaker's Fee Range

    $7,500 - $10,000

Susan Butler

Susan Butler's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Susan Bulkeley Butler is one of America's leading experts on the subject of women's leadership development. The principles of her book Become the CEO of You, Inc. are rooted in a four-part change management program that Ms. Butler credits with her own success in propelling her from growing up in Abingdon, Illinois (population 3500), to taking her place as one of America's foremost women executives. Today, Susan Bulkeley Butler is recognized for her commitment to shaping the women business leaders of tomorrow. Susan Butler advises future leaders to "make things happen for you, rather than let them happen to you."

Susan Butler demonstrates her commitment to helping aspiring leaders realize their full potential in both their business and personal lives. She is truly an inspiration as a leader and mentor.

Accenture

Susan Butler’s latest book, Women Count: A Guide to Changing the World, shows readers how to change the world through a series of inspiring case studies that chronicle how she and other pioneering women in a range of fields have done so in years past. Whether on the job, in politics, or in their community, there has never been a better time for women to make a difference in the world.

Prior to founding the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders, Susan Butler established herself as an accomplished business leader who shaped her career at Accenture, the world's leading management consulting and technology services organization. After joining the company in 1965 as its first professional female employee, she was named its first female partner 14 years later. Before her retirement in 2002, Susan Butler was the Managing Partner for Accenture's Office of the CEO, in which she served as Chief of Staff for Accenture's Chairman & CEO, Joe W. Forehand. Susan Butler's key responsibilities included serving as the liaison between the CEO and Accenture's client teams worldwide to effectively manage the CEO's external and internal presence. Ms. Butler also oversaw the planning and development of strategic communications and managed quality assurance for the Office of the CEO.

Speaking on various topics such as leadership, women's issues, diversity, career development, change management, coaching management and education, Susan has informed and inspired thousands of audiences ranging in size from 5 to 500. The presentations she delivers range from Becoming CEO of You, Inc. to using her proprietary Four-Quadrant Change Model to realize potential and achieve goals.

More About Susan Butler . . .
Susan Butler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and an Honorary Doctorate in Management from Purdue University. She founded the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Purdue's Krannert School and has also endowed scholarships and awards for outstanding students at Purdue and Simmons College.

Susan Bulkeley Butler has been a member of the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the USA and in 2003, was appointed to the worldwide board of Junior Achievement.

In 2002, Susan Butler received the "Sagamore of the Wabash" Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Governor of Indiana for distinguished service to the state, and whose prior recipients include presidents, ambassadors, artists and astronauts. In 2001, Upside magazine named Susan Bulkeley Butler to its list of "The 50 Most Remarkable Women in Technology" who have moved the industry "beyond the glass-ceiling cliché." In addition, Ms. Butler has played leadership roles in both the Committee of 200 and the International Women's Forum; both organizations of the world's most senior executive and professional women.

Suggested Keynote Programs
  • Women Count: Women’s Leadership
  • Networking to Achieve Your Dreams
  • Diverse Leadership Teams: Achieving a Competitive Advantage
  • Become the CEO of You, Inc.
  • Managing Change: What Individuals Can Learn from America's Top Companies
  • Putting Your Dollars Where Your Values Are: Women & Philanthropy
  • Mentors: The Secrets of My Success Can Be Yours
What People Are Saying

"Thanks for coming to talk to my students earlier today. You were fabulous!"

-Mark Zupan, former Professor and Dean of the Eller College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Arizona

"Thank you so much for your time and your wonderful talk about women in management. Your Four-Quadrant Change Model was very useful for understanding how to set our goals and then achieve them. Hopefully we will all go out and 'make something happen'! As a group of scientists, it is great to know that women like yourself are out to help women scientists. Thanks so much!"

-Graduate Leadership Team, Women in Science Program, Purdue University

"Susan has a remarkable capability for creating individual connections. She makes each person in the audience feel as if her messages are targeted only to him or her. There are many speakers that can wow an audience; Susan Butler does it one person at a time."

-Marty Borell Partner, Evolve Partners LLP