Social Impact Practice Coordinator, Washington, DC
At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Meaghan seeks a new perspective.
BCG has taught me to take risks—not to hesitate to suggest a new way or push boundaries on old thinking. Collaboration and fresh perspectives are key to growth.
I left graduate school with a passion for global health and development, an aspiration to contribute to the field, and a desire to continue learning. When I discovered BCG's Social Impact practice, I knew where I needed to be. While at BCG, I've developed strong operational and functional skills and have been exposed to some of the most progressive ideas and strategies for addressing global health and development issues.
The "BCG way" is one of collaboration. My teams have challenged me to think beyond the status quo—and each idea helps to develop the next. Social Impact case work attracts some of the most dedicated and creative individuals I've ever met, and it's a privilege to work and learn alongside them each day.
Meaghan is the practice area coordinator for the Social Impact practice. She holds a BA in political science from Boston College and an MA in international relations, focusing on global development and gender-based violence, from the Elliott School at the George Washington University.
Q: What opportunities are you excited about at BCG, and beyond? What are your long-term career goals?
A: Nothing is ever static at BCG. Ideas, frameworks, and approaches are all constantly evolving, and the brilliant people I get to work with each day are always teaching me something —not just content-wise, but also in their approach to thinking and problem solving. I'm excited for the regular opportunity to learn, especially in the social sector. Collaborating with influential social sector organizations to have a lasting and meaningful impact on solving the world's most pressing issues is both exciting and humbling.
Q: How has your network grown as part of BCG?
A: In addition to the remarkable Boston office staff, I've had the opportunity to meet fascinating BCGers and clients from all over the world. What excites me is the type of people BCG attracts—curious, intellectual, high-energy, and forward-thinking.
In larger meetings, BCG has perfected the art of the dinner party: you're bound to be seated next to someone you've not yet met but whose ideas and conversation will stick with you for quite some time. These seemingly arbitrary connections have often turned into key advisors, whether for client-facing questions or career advice.
Q: What are some of your volunteer or charitable work experiences?
A: I volunteer with the Boston-based Victim Rights Law Center, an organization that affords legal representation to survivors of sexual assault, and have twice run the Boston Marathon in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I've also worked with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), assisting refugees and asylees in their petitions to become US citizens.