At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Ilaria goes deep to understand challenges.
BCG taught me that breakthrough ideas can come from anyone. Neither background nor seniority will affect your chances to make an impact.
I joined BCG right after university, with much enthusiasm and desire to learn as much as possible. I expected I would be exposed to challenges and surrounded by smart people, but what I found is far beyond that. I have found inspiring people, a great team spirit, and, above all, a high regard for everyone's ideas.
During my time at BCG, I have dealt with very different projects, from financial risk to social impact, and I have learned things that I never thought of before and found them extremely interesting. I think that being exposed to such disparate realities makes this job a never-ending learning experience.
Ilaria holds a master of science in accounting, financial management, and control from Bocconi University.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: I believe that the three characteristics that best define a BCGer are being open-minded, unafraid to try new things, and proactive. As a matter of fact, as BCGers we are asked to go deep to understand challenges, champion uncommon ideas, and make things happen.
Q: What’s the biggest impact you have had with your work?
A: I worked on a social impact case for a couple of months. When you hear at the steering committee meeting about lives saved, then you realize that what you do makes a difference. BCG is heavily engaged in giveback projects as part of its bigger goal to make an impact.
Q: If you could go back in time and tell your 18-year-old self one thing, what would it be?
A: Dear younger me living in a parallel temporal space, get out of your comfort zone anytime you can. Growing old, you will realize that the more experiences you make, the more enriched you will be as a professional and, above all, as a person.