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Janet Foutty

Former Executive Chair of the Board | Deloitte US

Janet Foutty is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and formerly served as executive chair of the board of Deloitte US from 2019-2023. Previously, she served as chair and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP.

While chair, Janet focused on critical matters of strategy, risk management, and talent. In close collaboration with the CEO, Janet also successfully steered the firm through the pandemic. While focusing on DEI for her clients and Deloitte, she achieved greater diversity of the board itself, including reaching gender parity. During her tenure, she also chaired Deloitte Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that helps develop future diverse talent and promote innovation, excellence, and equity, in education in the United States, and served on Deloitte’s Global Board of Directors.

While CEO of Deloitte Consulting, she led the digital transformation and growth of the business through significant investments in digital, artificial intelligence, and cloud. Janet previously led Deloitte’s Federal and Technology businesses, which grew exponentially through organic growth, acquisitions, and the launch of numerous businesses including Deloitte Digital.

Janet is a frequent author and public speaker. She is a co-author of the bestselling book, Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership. She regularly communicates with executive-level audiences about the changing business landscape, leadership, corporate governance, crisis resiliency, equity, and technology disruption. Her thought leadership has appeared in business publications including Fortune, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal.

Janet is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); women in technology; and the need for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. She founded women in technology groups in India and the United States which have seen continual growth and commitment for over a decade.

Throughout her career, Janet has served on a number of not-for-profit boards. She currently serves as chair of Bright Pink, a nonprofit dedicated to young women’s health; as a board member of Catalyst; The Chicago Network; and the advisory boards of NYU Stern’s Tech MBA program and Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council.

Janet holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is an inductee of the Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows.