Managing Director & Senior Partner
Nan DasGupta leads Boston Consulting Group's People & Organization practice in Canada, is the People Chair for BCG Canada, and the Leader of the Women@BCG Initiative in North America. She also is a core member of the firm's Financial Institutions practice. Nan has contributed extensively in the Social Impact domain and is one of the leaders of BCG’s Centre for Canada’s Future. In that role, she helps move Canada forward by providing insights and expertise on the country’s most important issues. The centre also aims to convene leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to work together to achieve impact.
Nan has taken on several firm leadership roles and currently chairs BCG’s Career Development Committee in Canada and leads the firm’s Women@BCG initiative in North America. Nan also serves on Non-Profit boards: Ivey Advisory Board, LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact, and CivicAction Leadership Foundation.
Nan joined BCG in the Toronto office in 1996 and has worked on strategies in growth, sales force productivity, target operating model, and organization. She has worked predominantly in the financial services and consumer retail industries, and is one of the firm’s experts in the topics of customer experience and women in business—both in terms of inclusion in the workforce and targeting women as customers.
Before joining BCG, Nan worked at General Electric as a project engineer.
The US care economy is broken. Getting it right is vital to economic prosperity and societal well-being.
The US desperately needs workers. Workers desperately need help taking care of their children and (increasingly) their parents.
Nan DasGupta played soccer in her youth and worked as an engineer at GE early in her career, so she has firsthand experience in pushing into male-dominated fields. DasGupta, a BCG people and organization expert and Women@BCG leader, talks about the difficulties in breaking down bias at work, how bias prevents men from assuming more caregiving responsibilities, the importance of role models, and why nobody wants to talk about menopause.
BCG’s Rich Lesser and Nan DasGupta, leader of the firm’s Women@BCG program in North America, discuss the challenges facing women right now and the actions we can take to make a difference.
Anti-Black racism in Canada is worse than most Canadians want to believe. With the COVID-19 pandemic amplifying the injustices against Black People, it is now more important than ever for Canadians to take action.
Our latest thinking on allyship highlights four questions for reflection to think critically about day-to-day ally actions that can bring about long-lasting cultural change.
One in seven institutions will emerge from the crisis with market-leading growth. Not because they’re lucky, but because they embraced COVID-driven changes for their own transformation. Will your bank be that one?
To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, BCG takes a look at Canada‘s enormously successful past and bright future. To launch a series of studies advancing a national conversation about Canada’s future we begin with this examination of Canada’s prosperity.
BCG surveyed over 5000 employees at major Canadian corporations to get a bottom-up view of how women, LGBTQ2, people of colour, Indigenous people and Canadians with disabilities experience diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The question is no longer “if” or “why” gender diversity is important, but rather “how to get there.” In Canada, BCG spoke with representatives from 28 companies across major industries and surveyed more than 1,200 employees. The Canadian-specific results provide a clear playbook to company leaders on how to improve gender diversity.