North Highland Vice President honored with Consulting Magazine's Women Leadership Award
February 25, 2014
Global consulting firm, North Highland, is pleased to announce that Vicki Shillington, Vice President and global Professionalizing IT Lead for North Highland, was the recipient of Consulting Magazine's 7th annual "Women Leaders in Consulting Leadership Award." Recognized for her professional accomplishments and aptitude for developing people, Shillington was honored at an awards ceremony on November 7 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
"There is no one more deserving of this award than Vicki," said Dan Reardon, CEO of North Highland. "She is passionate about delivering what's right for our clients and our organization. She embodies the best of who we are at North Highland - entrepreneurial and energetic, a smart investment, easy to work with, and a catalyst for client success. We are honored to have a leader of her caliber on our team. As a firm, the influential woman leader award is quite meaningful to North Highland, a firm whose executive leadership team is approximately one third female."
Vicki created and launched Professionalizing IT, a solution that that enables IT organizations to set themselves up for the future and are able to run themselves as a business. This service offering has helped clients around the world realize greater value from the IT function.
Recently, Vicki has expanded the "Professionalizing" solution to several other functions, including Human Resources, Procurement and Finance. She is a mentor and leader to several future women leaders, and is currently based out of our Los Angeles office, after spending 10 years helping to build our successful London operation.
"I see this award as a great honor, and a validation that some of the things my team and I have been doing are making a positive change to the way the world thinks about consulting. We're on a mission to really help organizations set themselves up for the future," said Shillington. "We're incredibly proud of the business we've built where passionate people love to be, to do interesting work, and to be the best they can be. I'm happy to receive this recognition from my peers that all our hard work has been well received."
Consulting Magazine established the "Women Leaders in Consulting Achievement Award" to honor women who are breaking barriers and blazing trails in the consulting industry. At the 7th annual award ceremony gala, 12 women nationwide were chosen out of hundreds of nominations to be acknowledged in the areas of leadership, lifetime achievement, client service and future leaders.
About North Highland
North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, transformation, performance improvement, and technology and digital. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe, and has been named as a “Best Firm to Work For” every year since 2007 by Consulting Magazine. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (www.cordenceworldwide.com), a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit northhighland.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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