Kavitha Prabhakar

Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP

US Consulting Core Business Operations Leader

Kavitha Prabhakar

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A proud immigrant, American citizen, mother, woman in technology, and champion for social change, Kavitha is the national managing principal for Deloitte’s Core Business Operations portfolio of offerings which includes Cloud Engineering, Application Modernization and Innovation, Operations Transformation, Core Industry Solutions, and Technology Operations. Core Business Operations supports organizations as they modernize their systems, realize the opportunities of cloud computing, and re-engineer their processes to take advantage of new platforms and business models. In doing so, the portfolio helps clients navigate dynamic and disruptive markets, drive product and service innovation, improve financial performance, and accelerate speed to market.

In her prior role as Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer for Deloitte US, Kavitha led Deloitte’s strategy and commitment to drive more equitable outcomes. To this end, she spearheaded the release of Deloitte’s DEI Transparency Report, first issued in 2020, setting a new standard for racial, ethnic, and gender data transparency and accountability. She also co-led the release of The Equity Imperative, which calls businesses to drive more meaningful action toward greater racial equity.

Kavitha co-leads the Executive Women in Technology initiative for Deloitte’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Program and is personally committed to increasing representation of girls in STEM by engaging in K-12 education in local communities. She serves on the Board of Girls Who Code and has led various Women’s Initiative programs for financial services including 100 Wise Women and Women on Wall Street. Kavitha has been recognized as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen and as Crain’s Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting, & Law. She additionally received the 2023 Ascend A-List Award for her work in supporting Pan-Asian professionals to thrive and drive positive societal impact for all.

Kavitha has a MS in Computer Science and MBA with concentrations in strategy and finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

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