Susan Bulkeley Butler
Susan Bulkeley Butler is generously supporting Girl Scouts of the USA by contributing to scholarships and entrepreneurship programming. Through 2026, National Gold Award Girl Scouts will each receive a $10,000 scholarship to honor their inspiring efforts giving back to society and to encourage them to continue to do so in the future. And thanks to the program development Susan is supporting, girls can participate in more activities that foster curiosity, confidence, and innovation. By teaching young women how to think like entrepreneurs and equipping them with the means to get there, Girl Scouts and Susan are preparing the next generation of leaders to make waves in the world.
Susan is the CEO of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders. Prior to founding the institute, Susan established herself as an accomplished business leader; she joined Arthur Andersen & Co. as its first professional female employee in 1965 and was named the first female partner of its consulting organization, now known as Accenture. In her many roles at the company, Susan served as the managing partner for the Office of the CEO, sat on the executive committee, and was president of the Accenture Foundation.
Susan has received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, the highest honor bestowed by the governor of Indiana for distinguished service to the state. In 2001, Upside magazine named her to its list of “The 50 Most Remarkable Women in Technology,” highlighting those who have moved the industry “beyond the glass-ceiling cliché.”
Susan is the author of Women Count: A Guide to Changing the World and Become the CEO of You, Inc. She holds a bachelor of science in industrial management from Purdue University.
As a Girl Scout lifetime member, a Juliette Gordon Low Society member, and a former member of the Girl Scouts of the USA National Board, Susan is deeply dedicated to the Girl Scout Movement. Her contributions and professional accomplishments make her an exemplary Girl Scout alum.