Managing Director & Senior Partner
BCG’s North America Center for Inclusion and Equity partners with organizations to help build inclusive cultures, deliver social impact, create business value, and drive systemic change.
EXPLORE OUR SERVICES IN EQUITY AND INCLUSION
When companies launch initiatives around inclusion and equity, they tend to focus on two primary goals: building an inclusive internal culture and investing in philanthropic initiatives. Although these goals are critically important, we encourage organizations to take an even more holistic approach. Inclusion and equity, when embedded in an organization’s strategy, can create extraordinary business value and societal impact.
The North America Center for Inclusion and Equity is committed to driving measurable change for various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, including Black and Indigenous people, people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, military service members and veterans, and people with disabilities.
To drive more inclusive and equitable practices, organizations must look at all of their core strategies, processes, and products—everything that requires deep industry and functional expertise. For example, creating more equitable financial products may call for more robust data capabilities or a new approach to risk management. The North America Center for Inclusion and Equity (CIE) brings together more than 250 diversity, equity, and inclusion experts covering the full range of industries—across all core business functions—to ensure that our clients’ business strategy, practices, and partners embed inclusion and equity, support inclusive teaming and culture, and provide resources for social impact. We help companies eliminate systemic bias, spark broader social change, and create competitive advantage.
MLT Black Equity at Work Certification Program. We partnered with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to develop a systematic, measurable, broad-based
certification program for 60+ companies that want to achieve Black inclusion and equity. Certification under the program requires Black representation at every level, compensation equity, an inclusive antiracist work environment, racially just business practices, and racial justice contributions and investments.
Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles. BCG led efforts with the mayor’s office to develop the Racial Equity and Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) pledge, which commits companies to open more doors to Black and Latinx workers, including the goal of of doubling the percentage of new hires, leadership representation, supplier diversity, and more by 2025.
Business Roundtable on Racial Equity and Justice. We collaborate with 200 CEOs to increase corporate diversity, provide greater transparency on diversity metrics, and create opportunities for people of all backgrounds across America.
CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship. As a member of CEO Action for Racial Equity, we help identify, develop, and amplify scalable and sustainable policies and corporate best practices that address systemic racism and social injustice to positively impact over 47 million Black Americans and societal well-being.
Chicago Civic Committee. We partnered with a coalition of senior executives from Chicago's leading corporations to support wealth creation in Chicago's minority-owned business community. This partnership has generated approximately $20 million in procurement contracts for minority-owned businesses, initiated multiple business diversity programs, and created a $90 million opportunity for cluster companies.
City of Atlanta. We worked with the City of Atlanta to examine police policy on use of force and to identify new ways to support public safety. In addition to reviewing police policies on use of force, we engaged the community in solutions and ultimately reformed the community's use of force policies through more than 15 new administrative orders.
The Southern Communities Initiative (SCI) —is a consortium of companies tackling various endemic problems facing communities of color in the South, where almost 50% of all Black Americans live.
We’re also proud to have been recognized with numerous awards, including earning a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” for 14 consecutive years.
Our inclusion and equity consulting team in North America works with organizations in the public, private, and social sector to drive systemic change. Meet some of our Center for Inclusion and Equity team.
Savoy Magazine has recognized Kedra Newsom Reeves as one of the most influential Black executives in corporate America in 2022. Kedra, a managing director and partner in the Chicago office, is a core member of BCG's global asset management leadership team and a coleader of BCG’s Center for Inclusion and Equity.
INvolve has named five BCG employees to its “Empower Role Model Lists” for 2022, which showcases leaders who are breaking down barriers at work for people of color. Justin Dean, Walter Diaz, Laura Juliano, Priyanka Aggarwal, and Nurlin Salleh were all recognized for their continued leadership in fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture at BCG and in our broader communities.
INvolve has honored Gabi Novacek, a managing director and partner and head of BCG’s Chicago office, for her work in breaking down barriers and creating more inclusive workplaces. As a global leader of the firm’s DEI practice, she helps drive the advancement of our LGBT+ support, benefits, and leadership representation.