Ellyn Shook, Accenture (US)

2021 HRD Global 100


Creating an environment where workers succeed both professionally and personally defines Ellyn Shook’s brand of leadership. As Accenture’s chief leadership and human resources officer – a role she has held since 2014 – Shook heads her global team of HR experts in re-imagining leadership and talent practices to create the most truly human work environment for the company’s 500,000-plus people. A member of Accenture’s global management committee, Shook was most recently senior managing director of human resources, responsible for the design of Accenture’s talent architecture, as well as the company’s total rewards, talent supply chain, and talent development programs. Between 2004 and 2011, Shook was the global human resources lead for career and performance management, total rewards, employee engagement, and mergers and acquisitions. Earlier in her career, she was head of global compensation, responsible for designing and implementing new executive compensation and equity programs. She also led HR for the company’s New York office for five years. Shook joined Accenture in 1988 and became a partner in 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University.