The consulting firm stated Thursday that Candy, 51, will take the highest job in September. She’s at the moment the top of Accenture’s North America enterprise, which accounts for nearly 50% of the corporate’s international revenues.

Julie Sweet will become Accenture's CEO in September.Julie Sweet will become Accenture's CEO in September.

“Julie is the fitting particular person to steer Accenture into the longer term, given her robust command of our enterprise and confirmed capability to drive leads to our largest market,” David Rowland, the corporate’s interim CEO and incoming government chairman, stated in an announcement.

Candy joined Accenture (ACN) in 2010. She served as the corporate’s basic counsel after 10 years as a associate on the legislation agency Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

There are more women CEOs of Fortune 500 firms than ever earlier than. The most recent Fortune listing, revealed in Might, put the overall at a report excessive of 33.

That is up from the prior report of 32 in 2017 — however ladies, such Mary Barra of Basic Motors (GM) and Ginni Rometty of IBM (IBM), nonetheless signify simply 6.6% of Fortune 500 chief executives.

Candy additionally serves on the boards of Catalyst, a nonprofit that promotes development for girls within the office, and the Enterprise Roundtable, one of the highly effective enterprise lobbies in Washington.

As head of Accenture (ACN) North America, she’s targeted on how know-how is altering enterprise and the office, and the way firms can adapt.

“We have actually seen a shift in each the aggressive panorama, and simply how firms are serious about digital,” Candy told CNN Business in January. “[They’re saying], ‘Digital is clearly important, and if we do not get the belief equation proper, we’re not going to have the ability to drive our progress.'”