Our LGBT Network helps make BCG the right place for your consulting career.
At BCG, we're passionate about diversity. We recognize that outstanding people come from all walks of life, and we believe that diversity creates a stronger, more dynamic team environment and provides unique perspectives and opportunities for our clients and staff. It's part of our BCG values.
The LGBT Network's vision and mission is to make BCG the most fulfilling firm for worldwide LGBT community members to work for.
We actively recruit top LGBT talent and support LGBT individuals during the recruiting process, throughout their careers at BCG, and, through alumni networking, after they have left the firm. We provide a supportive environment to ensure that all LGBT employees have opportunities to succeed and to become leaders for positive change.
Our membership has nearly quadrupled in the past five years, and our members represent all of BCG's geographic regions and work in a wide range of industries and practice areas.
BCG’s LGBT Network (LGBTN) offers extensive formal career-development support, mentorship, and networking opportunities—including an annual conference—to connect with and learn from fellow LGBT professionals. In addition to this, members often develop strong informal mentoring relationships with senior members of the group.
At the local level, there are a variety of activities, from affiliation events such as happy hours to career coaching, education, and community service.
LGBT Network alumni members are a valuable resource, using their experiences to provide professional guidance to current members and maintaining an ongoing relationship with the Network. Alumni are invited to attend different events within their area and receive regular updates.
BCG is a place where I can be myself—where being gay never feels like an obstacle and, in fact, gives me access to a large network of exceptional individuals all over the world.
I have found BCG always thinks about what's right for the individual. I benefit from apprenticeship on my projects, mentorship in my local office, and the additional advantage of the support the LGBT Network.
LGBT Network was quick to include me in the community. Through this group, I have made connections in Boston and beyond.
The LGBT Network offers different membership levels to respect the privacy and individual choices of BCG colleagues. We recognize the social and cultural differences that may exist globally and have created three membership levels to ensure that everyone remains connected. You can choose to be a general member (out to all of BCG), a confidential member (out only to the LGBT Network), or a confidential subscriber to our e-mails (out only to the LGBT Network leadership).
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With a perfect score of 100, BCG has been named one of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” for ten consecutive years.