Wendy Woods is Boston Consulting Group's Vice Chair, Social Impact, Climate & Sustainability. Based in Boston, she has worked extensively across Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Wendy is responsible for BCG's work in climate and sustainability; diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable and innovative finance; global health and development; education; and humanitarian response. She works with businesses, investors, governments, and social sector organizations, helping clients rethink business’s role in society, create inclusive and sustainable strategies and operations, improve effectiveness, develop public-private partnerships, and drive positive change. She has deep experience in global health, having worked on HIV, TB, malaria, diarrheal disease, pneumonia, and oncology issues and across drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics. Wendy was deeply involved in BCG's COVID response work in many geographies, and led BCG's work with the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) during the 2014-15 outbreak.

Wendy is passionate about improving cooperation across the private, public, and social sectors to help solve the world's most intractable problems, as highlighted in her TED talk, “The business benefits of doing good,” and helping businesses achieve sustainability and competitive advantage, as described in her second TED talk, "Collective cooperation in the social sector.”

Wendy is a member of the Advisory Council for the Tent Partnership for Refugees and the Elevate Prize Foundation, as well as a board member for OpenSC, a company focused on creating transparent, verified, sustainable, and fair wage supply chains.

Prior to joining BCG, Wendy worked as a consultant for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and as a Senior Economist for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


  • MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
  • BA, economics, University of Michigan


  • Women Leaders in Consulting Award, Consulting magazine, 2015