Dr Michelle Cullen is a Managing Director in Accenture's Global Corporate Functions, based in Ireland, with extensive international experience in driving large scale transformation and change, innovation, intellectual asset portfolio management, and organisation design. In addition, she is a member of the Accenture Ireland leadership team, as Lead for Inclusion & Diversity.
Cullen is a passionate advocate for equality and social inclusion, and has a long standing commitment to driving a culture that develops and empowers women leaders. She holds a Ph.D. in communications and semiotics. Through the project Women on Walls, Accenture is currently partnering with the Royal Irish Academy to commission portraits of women leaders in the sciences and humanities, to recognize and celebrate their achievements, and inspire future generations.
Cullen is a member of the GLEN Diversity Champions Business Ambassador Council, and of the 30% Club. Prior to joining Accenture, Cullen worked at Microsoft, and was a Director at Oracle. She is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland, and a former Board Member of the Shared Services Forum in Ireland.