Project Leader, Shanghai
At BCG, Explorers are unafraid to embark on new journeys. They try new solutions to untangle complex problems and drive transformational change. Han seeks a new perspective.
At BCG you don't get to stay in your comfort zone for long. You're always being pushed to go beyond the boundary that you’ve drawn for yourself. It may sound stressful to some people, but it's the fastest way to grow and develop—for you to become a better you.
I came to BCG with a scientific background, hoping to get wide exposure to various industries and topics and expand my horizons of perspectives.
My years at BCG have been very rewarding. They have not only fulfilled my intellectual curiosity but also nourished me both professionally and personally. All cases have brought challenges, from different angles, and conquering them has helped me outgrow the old me. I always feel inspired by the unknown challenges down the road and the amazing colleagues I get to work with along the journey.
Han holds a BS degree in applied chemistry from Fudan University. She also has an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in chemistry from Stanford University.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: BCG offers unparalleled opportunities for people who want to take a rocket ride and get exposed to the most important topics in the business world. I've witnessed the success and struggle of some top Chinese companies' globalization journey during cases involved in a few large-scale M&A deals. Such experiences have always been inspiring and keep me motivated.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: Smart, willing to help, and down to earth. Whenever I reach out to a colleague for help, I get a reply, either helping me out or directing me to the right person. There is a virtuous circle among BCGers: leveraging the help of others for your success, and helping others for their success.
Q: Why is BCG a good place for a woman to work?
A: At BCG, there truly is no glass ceiling for women; we have lots of great female leaders. Gender is rarely a hurdle on your journey to excel. There are many initiatives to better support female employees, such as flexible time and capacity reduction.