Press Release

Consulting magazine to Recognize the Women Leaders in Consulting at November 17 Gala

EY’s Kris Pederson named 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

New York, NY – October 24, 2016 – ALM’s Consulting magazine honors the profound difference women continue to make for their clients and their firms at the Women Leaders in Consulting Gala Awards Dinner on November 17 at the St. Regis Hotel. Kris Pederson, Americas Strategy & Customer Leader at EY, is being recognized with Consulting magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pederson has more than 25 years of management consulting, auditing and financial analysis experience, and currently leads both EY’s Strategy and Customer practices within EY Advisory overseeing a team of more than 900 partners and practitioners. Pederson’s industry focuses include: high technology, consumer products, life sciences/ pharmaceutical, retail, banking, automotive, and telecommunications. Prior to her current role, she served as EY’s Purpose Led Transformation Leader for the Americas.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, Consulting magazine will honor 12 other award recipients, including the Excellence in Leadership winners: Susan Haseley, Protiviti; Carol Liao, The Boston Consulting Group; Ann Mohamadi, PwC; and Elizabeth Spaulding, Bain & Company.

The Excellence in Client Services award winners are: Cindy Garrett, West Monroe; Miriam Hernandez-Kakol, KPMG; Jenny McCaskey, Impact Advisors; and Shameka Young, Cognizant.

Future Leader award winners are: Beth Johnson, RSM; Leah Ralph, L.E.K. Consulting; Heather Reilly, Deloitte Consulting; and Balika Sonthalia, A.T. Kearney.

“As the publication of the consulting profession, Consulting magazine is honored to be able to shine the spotlight on the extraordinary accomplishments of these women leaders and the firms they represent,” says Joe Kornik, Publisher & Editor in Chief of Consulting magazine. “Even though women make up just about a quarter of the consulting profession, their collective impact is significantly greater. Now in our tenth year honoring Women Leaders in Consulting, the quality of the nominations, and the accomplishments of all of the winners continue to grow more impressive. This year was certainly no exception.”

The dinner is open to anyone in the consulting profession, but space is limited. Please visit for details.

About Consulting Magazine

Consulting® magazine is the flagship publication of the consulting profession featuring the latest information on consulting careers, thought leadership and corporate strategies. In addition to providing industry insights, Consulting® hosts award dinners as part of our Achievement Awards series – honoring Women Leaders in Consulting, The Top 25 Consultants, Social & Community Investment and Rising Stars of the Profession.

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