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Wendy Woods is the global leader of BCG's Social Impact practice, which she helped create.

In this role, Wendy is responsible for BCG's work addressing global development, global health, education, climate and environment, humanitarian response, total societal impact and sustainability, and impact investing. She works with businesses, governments, and social sector organizations, helping clients rethink business’ role in society, create inclusive strategies, improve effectiveness, develop public-private partnerships, and drive change. 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 talks, "Collective Cooperation in the Social Sector" and “The Business Benefits of Doing Good.”

Wendy is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Centre for Public Impact, a BCG foundation dedicated to improving the positive impact of governments. 

Prior to joining BCG, Wendy was a consultant to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and a senior economist for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social impact
  • Cross-sector partnerships and strategies
  • Humanitarian response
  • Global public health
  • Water and sanitation
  • Neglected disease R&D and product launch
  • Vector control
  • Health care in developing markets

Honors and Awards

  • Women Leaders in Consulting Award, Consulting magazine, 2015


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