Christie Smith, global lead of Talent & Organization/Human Potential, Accenture
Christie joined Accenture in 2020 to lead and expand the transformation offerings that address the complex change management challenges facing CEOs, C-suites and boards, and assumed leadership of global Talent & Organization/Human Potential in March 2021.
Previously, Christie was with Apple where she was the global vice president for Inclusion & Diversity (I&D), I&D business partners and I&D solutions. She managed the global expansion of the function and the team in all regions and countries where Apple had offices and retail stores. Her leadership at Apple was integral to iconic products such as Memoji, iPhone Camera and iOS software in multiple languages. In addition, at Apple, she was instrumental in the growth of female and underrepresented minorities, expansion of scalable solutions in recruiting, global pay equity and compensation, and development of leaders.
Prior to her role at Apple, Christie served as interim CHRO at Grail, a start-up cancer detection company, and was a principal with Deloitte Consulting. As a national Human Capital leader at Deloitte, she was responsible for working with global clients on their talent management, organizational design, workforce planning, compensation strategies, I&D and HR technology solutions. In this role, Christie led large-scale technology implementations, change management, risk and communication strategies.
She also has deep expertise in CEO consulting around global talent strategies, along with CEO succession and executive team structure, management and capability. As a strategist, she led new product offering strategies for Deloitte in the United States and global markets, including the development of customer strategy in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) countries. As part of her strategic framework, she leveraged deep data analytics to drive predictive socioeconomic and political factors that would impact business and market strategies.
Her leadership in business development and expansion includes being the west region managing principal of Deloitte Consulting, where she led growth in consulting, technology, human capital and strategy. She also led Deloitte’s west region Life Sciences industry practice. Christie was part of the leadership team that drove expansion of Deloitte Consulting into China and greater APAC.
Christie also was responsible for the founding and leadership of the Deloitte University Centers for Inclusion and Community Impact. In this capacity, she was responsible for building service offerings for I&D as well as Education and Veterans initiatives.
Christie received her doctorate in Clinical Social Work with a focus on I/O Psychology from New York University. She is a frequently sought-after speaker on leadership, strategy, I&D, and people analytics. She has been covered by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes and CNN. Christie has been recognized as a Most Influential Woman in San Francisco (2012-2015), Women to Watch from Diversity Magazine (2012), Top 50 Diversity Leader (2020) and a leader in Fast Company’s Queer 50 list (2021). She is a member of the Committee of 200 (C200) and World 50 Women and she sits on the board of ENDO International, a life sciences company.