Christie Smith

National Managing Principal, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, Deloitte, LLP

As one of Deloitte’s most senior diversity partners, Christie leads the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion. Her roles provide a platform for developing solutions with Deloitte’s people, clients, academics and non-profits to help the business world fundamentally redefine how it approaches issues including inclusion, transitioning veterans, and education. As a result of her many accomplishments and commitment to inclusion, Christie has been identified by Diversity Journal as a 2013 “Woman to Watch.” In addition, in 2012 and 2013, the San Francisco Business Times recognized her as one of San Francisco’s most influential women.  


Christie is a frequent lecturer and author on topics including corporate values, leadership, culture, inclusion, and talent. Her work has been featured in Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Forbes and Fast Company.  She is a board member at Seattle Children’s Hospital and NEW America Caregivers & Breadwinners.   

Christie has an MSW from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Social Work/IO psychology from New York University.

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