Chicago’s 25 Most Powerful Women 2019: Pallavi Verma

Pallavi Verma Accenture Most Powerful Women

Over the course of her storied career at Accenture, Pallavi has been a long-standing advocate and steward of innovation, education and the critical role technology plays in the future of work.

As Senior Managing Director overseeing Accenture’s business in the Midwest, Pallavi leads more than 10,000 people across 13 states and also leads the company’s national apprentice program. Having been with the firm for 31 years, her goals are pushing innovation to employees and clients, attracting top talent to Accenture and improving the communities where employees live and work.

A native of India, Pallavi moved around a lot as a kid — she estimates she’s lived in a dozen cities in her lifetime — thanks to her dad’s job. Her global view has helped shape and build a reputation of trust as a strategic client advisor and community advocate. As a member of Accenture’s North America Leadership Team, she is also on board of directors for the Accenture Foundation and is on the boards for the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Democracy Prep Public Schools. She’s also member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, Economic Club of Chicago, International Women’s Forum and the Chicago Network.

She was recently named to Crain’s Chicago “25 Most Powerful Women in Business” and the Tech 50. In 2017, Pallavi was named the “Corporate Tech Leader of the Year,” at the Women Tech Founders’ Midwest Women in Tech Awards and in December 2016, she was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of their “10 Business People to Watch in 2017.”

See our complete list: Chicago’s 25 Most Powerful Women 2019