What led you to create your own company Ceiling Breakers?


Michelle Gadsden-Williams (Author & Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture)

Michelle Gadsen-Williams discusses why she decided to try her hand as an entrepreneur with Ceiling Breakers, the company she founded with her husband. She talks about her passion for helping companies achieve corporate diversity and for aiding leaders, particularly women of color, achieve their professional goals. According to Gadsen-Williams, she lived the experience of diversity as a woman of color and a corporate leader and brings this experience to the table as a consultant.


About Author

Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Author & Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture

Michelle Gadsden-Williams is the Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity Lead – North America at Accenture. An exemplary role model and advocate for equality and social justice, Michelle has worked tirelessly at refining processes, policies and programs that support an inclusive work environment. Her work has been cited in a number of research periodicals and trade publications in recent years. Michelle has acquired a number of community service awards and accolades for her work as a diversity practitioner. She is the author of The Climb: Taking Every Step with Conviction, Courage and Calculated Risk to Achieve a Thriving Career and a Successful Life.

Interviewed By

Lyndsay Christian

Lyndsay Christian


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