Barbara Adachi

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Barbara Adachi is an American businesswoman. She works for Deloitte, serving as a board member and a consulting partner.

Personal life and education[edit]

Adachi is a third-generation Japanese American.[1] She is married to Ted Adachi and the couple have one daughter.[2] They live in San Francisco, California.[3]


Today, Adachi is a consulting partner for Deloitte. She also serves on the board.[4] She started working at Deloitte 1990. She was the first Asian-American woman to serve as a principal at the San Francisco based Deloitte office, in 1995.[3] In 2008, she became national managing principal for the Initiative for the Retention and the Advancement of Women of Deloitte. In 2008, she was inaugurated into the Working Mother's Hall of Fame. The following year, she was named a "working hero," by the Professional Business Women of California.[2] She has been named one of the most influential women in San Francisco multiple times, from 2003 until 2008, and again, in 2011 and 2012, by the San Francisco Business Times most influential women in San Francisco, California.[4][5][6] She has served on the board of numerous organizations, including the Girl Scouts of the USA.[4] In 2012, she was honored at Consulting Magazine's Achievement Awards.[7] Adachi has published work in Forbes.[8]


  1. ^ "Women Worth Watching: Barbara Adachi". 2008-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b Cassell, Heather. "CEO Moms: Barbara Adachi, Deloitte LLP". The Glass Hammer. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Deloitte Named a 2009 Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother". Women's Health Weekly. 18 June 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Deloitte’s WIN". Leaders Magazine. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "150 Most Influential Women in Bay Area business named". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Most influential Bay Area women 2012 honorees". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Consulting Magazine Achievement Awards Recognizes Women Leaders". Manufacturing Close-Up. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Adachi, Barbara. "We Need Women Leaders. How Do We Get Them?". Leadership. Forbes. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

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