Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1999 (Revised May 2003)

Deloitte & Touche (A): A Hole in the Pipeline

by Rosabeth M. Kanter and Jane Roessner


Deloitte & Touche was losing talented women, and CEO Mike Cook wanted to stop the loss, especially as the accounting and consulting fields became more competitive. The firm commissioned an analysis of the situation; now it had to consider the results and develop a plan change.

Keywords: Strategic Planning; Organizational Culture; Accounting; Gender; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Loss; Change Management; Jobs and Positions; Resignation and Termination; Accounting Industry; United States;


Kanter, Rosabeth M., and Jane Roessner. "Deloitte & Touche (A): A Hole in the Pipeline." Harvard Business School Case 300-012, September 1999. (Revised May 2003.)