Write your awesome label here.

Emily Hilton

Manager, Capital Projects, BHP Billiton

 Personal Branding, Personal Growth, Salary + negotiation, Career growth strategy, Navigating office politics, Leadership + Management


About Emily

I have a diverse 15+ year background in a variety of industries. I started as an Engineer. My first professional job was changing transmission parameters and then driving around cars at GM with a fire extinguisher (and hoping the car didn’t blow up) to gather test data. I was the only female on the floor! From there, I went on to become a Consultant – first Technical, and then Managerial (Strategy, Change Management, M&A). I got to work across the world/functions/industries and really enjoyed all of it!

After my son was born though, I decided to make some adjustments so I could not only be the best at my job but also be the mother I wanted to be. So, in 2012 I joined BHP and had multiple roles since then in Project Management, Leadership Development, Process Improvement, Innovation; a lot of things I did before, but in a more balanced way.

I have spent my career moving up the ladder but also bringing others along with me. I am happy to discuss any topics and will leave it to a few of the amazing women I have managed over the years to say how I may be able to help. “Emily is the very definition of EMPOWERMENT – of herself, of her teams, of her leaders, of the business, of the community in general.” “As a leader, she always prioritized guiding and developing her people to be the best. I’ve been lucky to work with her and I couldn’t recommend her more strongly.”

When I am in extrovert mode, my favorite things are spending time with family / friends – cooking, eating, having picnics, hiking. When I am in introvert mode, I read. A lot. Mostly non fiction and a variety of different topics from the background of cutlery (it’s actually interesting) to the biographies of the presidents.

Chat with me about these career topics:
  1. 1Personal Branding
  2. Personal Growth
  3. Salary + negotiation
  4. Career growth strategy
  5. Navigating office politics
  6. Public speaking
  7. Leadership + Management
  8. Career Transition
  9. Really anything else that’s on your mind

My Experience

  • BHP Billiton Houston, TX / SINGAPORE (November 2012 – Present) 
    • Manager Global Projects, A&I People, Process, Systems
    • Head of Technology, Analysis & Improvement
    • Senior Program Manager, Technology Projects
  • Management Consulting Executive Manager, Accenture, May 2006 – November 2012
  • Research & Development Analyst – Advanced Transmission & Engine Departments, General Motors, May 2004 – Jul 2005

My Education

  • MBA, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
The sky is not the limit. It’s just the view.
Guaranteed Security using one of the most advanced encrypted systems on the market.
The information in this page is being processed and encrypted securely using industry-leading encryption and fraud prevention tools.
Created with