Benefit Dinner

Annual Benefit Dinner on Tuesday September 20, 2022.


Julie Sweet, Chair & Chief Executive Officer of Accenture, was honored in recognition of her leadership, innovation and commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion. Julie Sweet has successfully led Accenture, one of the world’s largest and most-admired consulting and professional services firms, through a period of unprecedented change in business and society.

The evening showcased the Association’s Graduate Education and post-doctoral research scholars. Since 2002, the Association has invested over US$14 million to support more than 900 American and Australian scholars in a wide range of fields, including medicine, STEM and sustainability.  Many of these alumni have gone on to become thought-leaders in their fields.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cipriani Wall St, New York

6:30 PM Reception | 7:30 PM Dinner

2022 Honoree

Julie Sweet



Julie Sweet is chair and chief executive officer of Accenture. She became CEO in September 2019 and assumed the additional position of chair in September 2021. Previously, she served as chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market. Prior to that, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary, and chief compliance officer for five years. Before joining Accenture in 2010, Julie was a partner for 10 years in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Julie serves on the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees. Additionally, Julie is board chair of Catalyst and serves on the board of trustees for the Center for Strategic & International Studies and for the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities – Bridges from School to Work.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.

Julie has been recognized as one of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women in Business and Forbes‘s 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.


Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger is a multiple award-winning, multi-platinum selling performer, singer, actress, dancer, and television personality, selling over 37 million singles worldwide and 16 million records as a solo artist. Formerly a member of one of the world’s best-selling music groups of all time, selling over 55 million records worldwide, she has graced the stages of London’s West End, performed at Madison Square Garden, voiced the character Sina in Disney’s animated blockbuster ‘Moana,’ starred in ABC’s remake of ‘Dirty Dancing,’ and is the resident panelist on the runaway TV phenomenon, The Masked Singer on FOX.

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