New Deloitte CEO: From High-Potential to Inspiration

By Barbara Frankel

Catherine Engelbert, DeloitteWhen Cathy Engelbert joined Deloitte in the mid-1980s, she was quickly identified as one of the few high-potential women in a “very male-dominated environment.”

Former Chairman and CEO Mike Cook was just launching Deloitte’s first women’s initiative. “He had daughters and he looked at the fact that 50 percent of accounting majors coming out of grad school were women,” she recalled. “Our leadership at the partner level was less than 10 percent women at the time.”

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