At BCG, Allies bring a sense of collaboration and excitement to their teams. They create an atmosphere of trust and support in which people can do their best work. Vivian has the courage to take action.
The best part about working at BCG is the people. This is a people-focused business and industry. We are fortunate to have a culture that prioritizes people development and overall sustainability.
I have had a variety of careers before finding a home at BCG. Whether it was time in the classroom as a teacher or time in the courtroom as an attorney, all of my experiences have prepared me to think analytically and approach problems with a different perspective.
At BCG, I have had the opportunity to apply my strengths in many different case settings all while learning new concepts every day. It may sound like an exaggeration, but I have found myself learning something every day that I am here. BCG is, in many ways, a firm full of lifelong learners.
Vivian was a practicing attorney before joining BCG. She has an English and legal studies degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has a JD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and an MBE from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: BCG pushes you to fire on all cylinders. You are constantly learning and developing new skills, whether it’s in a new industry or through different aspects of being an excellent consultant. I know that if I decide to pursue another professional opportunity that I will leave incredibly well-prepared to take on new challenges.
Q: What does being a mentor mean to you?
A: Being a mentor means that you make time to develop a relationship with a colleague who you can provide guidance to and learn from during your time at BCG. I lead the Asian Diversity Network mentor program in Dallas, and we strive to pair associates and consultants with project leaders, principals, and partners that have indicated an interest in developing a mentoring relationship. We encourage pairs to meet formally or informally and to tailor the pairing to meet their needs. In fact, I met the current principal I am working with through this mentoring program.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: One of the first memories I have at BCG is going to dinner with my starting class. We went around the table and shared our backgrounds with one another. Since then, I have found that all of my colleagues have accomplished or are interested in really remarkable things. It’s inspiring to be surrounded by so many talented people.