North Highland's Courtney Albert named a Woman Leader in Consulting

14 October 2021 2 min. read

Courtney Albert, an associate vice president at management consultancy North Highland, has been named one of Consulting Magazine’s 2021 Women Leaders in Consulting.

Albert, who leads North Highland’s organizational design offering within its strategy practice, was recognized in the annual award’s Excellence in Client Service category. Other honorees in the category included Priya Chandran of Boston Consulting Group, Anne-Marie Rowland of Capco, Caroline Parker of FTI Consulting, Cara McFadden of Guidehouse, and Amel Hammad of Riveron.

Consulting Magazine recognized another 24 women across the categories of Diversity Champion, Excellence in Leadership, Future Leaders, Lifetime Achievement, and Mentor of the Year.

"Courtney is an excellent example of a transformational leader," said Navid Ahdieh, managing director at North Highland. "We are proud of her for this well-deserved honor. Her ideas, boldness, and ability to activate change and transformation are an inspiration to our team, our clients, and the communities we serve.”

Courtney Albert, Associate Vice President, North Highland

Albert has more than 15 years of experience in organizational strategy, change, and design. She joined North Highland’s Atlanta headquarters as a principal in 2019 and was promoted to AVP this summer.

Albert previously spent nine years at The Parker Avery Group – a boutique strategy firm focusing on retail, apparel, and consumer packaged goods companies – where she latterly served as director, innovation & marketing.

Earlier in her career, Albert was an account manager at FedEx overseeing the Georgia K-12 and higher education market.

She holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business from The University of Georgia.

When asked what advice she would give to other women consultants, Albert said, “Never underestimate yourself or avoid the unknown. Those are the challenges that provide growth.

“For instance, studies have shown that men will apply for a job or role when they meet only 60% of the qualifications. For women, it is 100%. Looking back on my career, I can pinpoint the times where I resisted the impulse to self-sabotage before even getting started—with one of those critical points being how I began my career as a consultant.”

Albert added, “I am honored to have my work and dedication recognized by North Highland and Consulting Magazine."

The 2021 Women Leaders in Consulting honorees will be feted in a gala dinner in New York City on November 11.