Managing Director & Partner
Gabrielle Novacek is a core member Boston Consulting Group’s Consumer and People & Organization practices and is the former leader of the Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice in North America. In addition, Gabrielle is currently serving as a fellow at the BCG Henderson Institute, where she is working to develop breakthrough solutions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace.
Since joining BCG in 2007, Gabrielle has worked extensively on topics relating to people strategy—organization and operating model design, new ways of working (including Agile@Scale), culture, the advancement of digital capabilities, and change management. While she works in numerous industries, she focuses on these topics in the consumer goods sector.
Gabrielle’s work often sits at the intersection of people topics and large-scale strategic transformation. Her experiences include leading the go-to-market transformation for one of the world's largest food and beverage manufacturers, helping a Fortune 100 company transform its operating model, and realigning the organization of a global consumer packaged goods company against a set of new strategic ambitions. In addition, she has deep expertise in post-merger integration.
Prior to joining BCG, Gabrielle received her PhD with honors from the University of Chicago, where her academic research focused on the archaeology of the Middle East in the fourth millennium B.C. As an archaeologist, Gabrielle’s field work took her to Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey.
How a survey quantifying the responses of more than 27,000 employees proves the business value of inclusion.
The US care economy is broken. Getting it right is vital to economic prosperity and societal well-being.
By reshaping the way employees find challenging opportunities, new ITM programs are helping women grow their careers.
The US desperately needs workers. Workers desperately need help taking care of their children and (increasingly) their parents.
Pay, promotion, and benefits have been the traditional carrots for hiring, exciting, and retaining employees. But feeling safe, challenged, and valued at work can be even more important than a paycheck, says Gabi Novacek, a BCG Henderson Institute fellow researching diversity, equity, and inclusion on this episode of "The So What from BCG" podcast.
When money no longer buys happiness, companies must rethink their approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
The first 12 months at a new job are a critical time for LGBTQ+ people to present their authentic selves in the workplace. Those who don’t come out professionally then are likely to remain closeted.
Gabrielle Novacek explains how a life-threatening medical diagnosis led to a powerful breakthrough in reimagining diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To take DEI to the next level, look beyond broad categories of race, gender, and sexual orientation to discover what truly shapes employees’ experiences at work.
Despite efforts to promote equity, many employees say companies haven’t done enough. Creating an equitable environment goes beyond hiring a diverse team—and benefits the entire company.
LGBTQ employees have changed, and companies need to upgrade their HR policies to match. The main challenge? Creating the right working environment.