Conferences

Executive Roundtable: Straight Talk

With the goals of networking and learning, minority women came together at the Women of Color in Management Consulting Preconference Forum in Atlanta in July.

| October 16, 2007

Roundtable participants:
Donna Cobos
Manager
Deloitte Consulting
Jocelyn Cunningham
Partner
Deloitte Consulting
Sandra Finley
President and CEO
League of Black Women,
Founder
The Sandra Finley Company
Kathryn Harris
Vice President
Aon Consulting
Sharolyn Headroe
Senior Manager
Capgemini
Tanya Hilton
Principal
Booz Allen Hamilton
Tonie Leatherberry
Partner
Deloitte Consulting
Stacy Mathews
Manager
Capgemini
Nichelle McLemore
Manager
Deloitte Consulting
Inga Riggins
Recruiting Manager
IBM Global Services
Audra Ryan-Jones
Vice President
Xerox

With the goals of networking and learning, minority women came together at the Women of Color in Management Consulting Preconference Forum in Atlanta in July. As part of that event, a small group of attendees participated in a roundtable conducted by Jacqueline Durett, managing editor of Consulting magazine. During this candid forum, these consulting professionals from Deloitte, one of the sponsors of the conference, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM Global Services, Capgemini, Xerox and The Sandra Finley Company opened up about their challenges and successes.

Consulting magazine: With women making up such a small percentage of consultants, and then with women of color making up a fraction of that, do you feel there is more pressure on you to be a role model for others?

McLemore: I don't know that I feel that my firm necessarily is putting that on me, but there is a lot of that pressure I think [I put on] myself that I want the community I come from to be proud of me and say I succeeded. That propels a lot of that, I think.

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