Susan Bulkeley Butler is supporting Girl Scouts of the USA by contributing scholarship money for GSUSA’s National Gold Award Girl Scouts, helping develop six entrepreneurship badges inspired by concepts in her book Become the CEO of You, Inc., and supporting other entrepreneurial programming at Girl Scouts. Thanks to Susan’s generosity, through 2026 National Gold Award Girl Scouts will each receive a $10,000 scholarship to honor their extraordinary contributions to society and encourage them to continue working to make the world a better place. And thanks to the entrepreneurial program development Susan supports, girls of all ages can participate in activities that foster their curiosity, confidence, and innovation.
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. Among 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 “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 degree in industrial management from Purdue University.
As an Honorary Trustee of GSUSA, a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, a Juliette Gordon Low Society member, and a former member of the Girl Scouts of the USA Board, Susan is deeply dedicated to the Girl Scout Movement. Her contributions and professional accomplishments make her an exemplary Girl Scout alum.