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Sandra Shirai

Sandra Shirai
Vice Chairman, Global Leader for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (retired), Deloitte LLP
Clayman Institute Advisor

After 31 years, Sandy retired from Deloitte in 2020. Her most recent role was serving as Deloitte’s Vice Chairman and Global Leader for Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

Sandy’s previous roles at Deloitte include: Consulting Executive Committee, Deloitte Foundation, Dean of Global Manager School, and Partner Admissions Committee.  She was also elected to the Deloitte Board of Directors and served on the Strategic Investments (chair), Partner Earnings, Finance, and Global CEO Nominating Committees. As the Chair of the Strategic Investments Committee, Sandy served in a governance capacity to oversee the construction of Deloitte University and the acquisition of BearingPoint, both of which are considered two of Deloitte’s most successful investments.

Currently, Sandy is First Vice President of the Girl Scouts of Northern California and Chairman of the CEO Evaluation Committee. She is also a council leader for the US Japan Council. Sandy was recognized in San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women for several years, earning the “Forever Influential” designation.

Sandy has served as a keynote speaker and panelist on various topics such as women in leadership, women in technology, Asian leaders, Japanese women in leadership, and renaissance leaders (50+ years).

Prior to Deloitte, Sandy worked at IBM and Hewlett Packard. She earned her BA in Computer Science at UC Berkeley and an MBA at Stanford. 

Sandy’s daughter is at Stanford, class of 2025.

My greatest hope is that my daughter will grow up in a world that embraces her in all her diversity and has a level playing field to make her dreams a reality.