will speak at the Pitt Leadership Series about what specific initiatives Deloitte has undertaken to become more women-friendly.
A central Pennsylvania native who graduated from Penn State, Grinnell
, 44, joined Deloitte in 1983 in Atlanta after working a couple of years at Boeing Inc.She
holds an MBA and a master's in decision sciences from Georgia State University.
Deloitte, with offices nationwide, launched its women's initiative task force in 1991 to help determine why it had so much female turnover.
Through gender awareness workshops, mentoring programs for women and other initiatives, Deloitte has boosted the number of women partners from fewer than 5 percent in 1992 when Grinnell
was named partner, to between 10 and 15 percent today.
Others scheduled to speak at the Leadership Series and their topics include :.