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Wendy Woods

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Social Impact practice

Boston

Social Impact

Wendy Woods on Global Health

Wendy Woods is the leader of the Social Impact practice, topic leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s global health work, and a member of the Health Care practice. 

Wendy is responsible for BCG's work addressing the environment, development, global health, education, and social business. She works with multilateral organizations, NGOs, foundations, governments, and businesses and is responsible for BCG's partnerships with the World Food Programme, Save the Children, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Yunus Social Business, WWF, and Teach For All.

Since joining the firm in 1995, Wendy has helped clients develop strategies, form public-private partnerships, improve operational effectiveness, and enhance approaches to delivering interventions and driving change. In global health, she has worked on HIV, TB, malaria, diarrheal disease, pneumonia, and oncology issues and across drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics. In development, she has worked on water and sanitation, nutrition/hunger, agriculture, and financial inclusion. Wendy is passionate about driving cooperation across organizations and sectors to help solve some of the world's most intractable problems.

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

Education

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