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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are more than our ambition; they’re our advantage. Passionate, open-minded people of all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities enable us to analyze problems from a broader perspective and challenge established ways of thinking.

At BCG, diversity is one of our core founding values. A richness of viewpoints, along with diversity of expertise, experience, and backgrounds, are fundamental to our success. This diversity enables us to meet the complex and wide range of business challenges that our clients encounter, resulting in an environment in which creative tensions foster new ideas.

We seek and hire the top talent from around the globe, encourage mobility across our offices and among our functional groups, and provide opportunities for our people to come together to exchange perspectives. The result is an environment that values and celebrates diversity.

We are deeply committed to making BCG a company in which all individuals are welcomed and given the opportunity to flourish, regardless of background, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Meet Our BCGers


Women@BCG is far more than a networking organization. It has the strategic objective of increasing the number, success, and job satisfaction of women at BCG. There has been tremendous progress and growth in increasing the representation of women within our firm overall and in key leadership positions in particular.

Some of the key components are:

Unlimited Opportunity for Growth

There are numerous models for success. Many women at BCG take the initiative and stake out new terrain—through building their own practices, exploring new regions, or developing new initiatives and innovations that challenge established thinking. Within one BCG, there are many paths, and you can choose the one you wish to follow.

A Better Way to Work

BCG goes beyond surface-level approaches to work-life balance for consultants; we pursue a better way to work . Our approach helps ensure sustainable intensity through options within our Flexibility@BCG program. We turned our gaze inward to establish a better workplace environment, getting to the root causes through our Apprenticeship in Action (AiA) initiative. AiA identified a set of key themes to improve retention, satisfaction, and promotion of its employees to senior management. The changes driven by AiA are a powerful tool to influence our culture, behavior, and mind-sets.

Support and Commitment for Individuals and Families

We are, by our very nature, a collection of diverse individuals. Through our Segment of One program, mentorship, and leadership commitment, we support each and every BCGer's goals and ambitions. In addition, for those who wish to start a family during their tenure, or already are parents, BCG's support for working mothers is generous by design, with a strong set of policies as well as informal norms to help women succeed during and after their pregnancies or adoptions.

I am continually impressed by BCG's commitment to Women@BCG, which aims to empower women across the company to fulfill their potential. From the day I joined the firm I have been welcomed and supported beyond my expectations. This collaborative spirit translates into a seamless access to a global network of experts.

Leila Hoteit
Partner & Managing Director

I am energized by the female role models at BCG: they make me aware of what I can achieve in my consulting career.

Mai-Britt Poulsen
Partner & Managing Director

At BCG, I have taken two career breaks and transferred offices. As a new mother, I have appreciated the opportunity to take time off as well as to work part-time while continuing to develop my career.

Karalee Close
Partner & Managing Director

Many of my friends have had to trade off personal development for flexibility, or meaning for security. I’m very lucky that my career can meet all these criteria.

Alex Macoun

With so many diverse backgrounds at BCG, there is no room for gender stereotypes.

Ulrike Garanin


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 eleven straight years.

We focus on supporting LGBT individuals during the recruiting process, throughout their careers at BCG, and through alumni networking after they have left the firm. We actively recruit top LGBT talent and provide a supportive environment for every employee at our company to become a leader for positive change.

Pride@BCG offers extensive career development support and networking opportunities—including an annual conference—to connect with and learn from fellow LGBT professionals. At the local level, there are a variety of activities, from affiliation activities such as happy hours to career coaching, education, and community service.

Whether you choose to be public or private about your sexuality, BCG provides the support you need to grow as a person and as a professional.


LGBT Network was quick to include me in the community. Through this group, I have made connections in Boston and beyond.

International Accounting Project Leader
Global Services

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.”

Partner & Managing Director
Washington, DC

The HRC score and LGBT Network were definitely some of the things that drew me to BCG when I was considering a position here. I felt instantly welcomed by the LGBT BST Network. Some of my most helpful mentors and closest friends have come out of the Network. It's been great to see how open BCG is to suggestions from the group and how supportive they are of the Network growing.

Executive Assistant
San Francisco

The LGBTN is the reason I am at BCG – it was that first connection with the Network that moved me to apply. Eight years later, I have no regrets and continue to find the Network to be an important part of my BCG experience. My involvement has led to a set of rich personal and professional relationships that go far beyond the sphere of my role and extend to our LGBTN alumni. I really appreciate the many investments BCG makes in the LGBTN and inclusion more broadly.

West Coast Business Management Director
San Francisco

The LGBT Network is an incredible network of mentors, thought-partners and friends whom have helped me navigate and shape my career during almost a decade with BCG. As I look forward to building a family, I am thrilled to know that BCG's tireless efforts to be a the forefront of LGBT rights and career flexibility for parents, whether gay or straight, will be provide me the support I need to combine raising a family with a deeply challenging and meaningful career.

BCGDV People & Operations Director, Berlin
Berlin - Digital Ventures

US Ethnic Diversity Network

BCG works to recruit, develop, and retain top African American, Asian, and Hispanic talent for our US offices, and we offer a variety of mentoring, affiliation, and development programs designed to expand and enrich your career.

Last year, we introduced the “node” program at the office level. The network node—typically a partner or principal—oversees mentorship and affiliation programs at the office. These programs provide additional opportunities for senior leaders to coach and mentor new employees and more junior employees year-round. The affiliation activities build a network of support and development that are critical to satisfaction and retention at BCG. Development and mentorship are also a focus of the annual diversity retreat.

In addition, there are mentorship programs focused on diversity, which go above and beyond the existing local apprenticeship and coaching offered to all interns from office sponsors, case teams, buddies, and officemates. We host diversity-centric social events in most offices to provide network opportunities on a local level.

Our diversity initiatives have earned numerous awards and recognitions, including Top 50 and Top 100 rankings from Diversity MBA and Black Enterprise magazines, respectively.

We support and sponsor numerous national conferences and organizations, including MBA JumpStart, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. At a local level with our various partner schools, we also sponsor the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and National Society of Black Engineers.

We work with leading organizations to coordinate career and interviewing workshops, presentations, lunches, and other events to recruit top graduates. Through undergraduate diversity programs, we provide opportunities to underrepresented minorities, specifically Black/African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos, for mentorship, learning and development and exposure to our work and culture.

Bridge to Consulting Workshop and Externship Program

For current freshmen and sophomores from groups underrepresented in leadership positions and in consulting, the Bridge to Consulting Workshop and the Externship Program offer the opportunity to experience BCG.

Growing Future Leaders Internship Program

This program aims to identify, support, develop, and retain top Black/African American and Hispanics/Latinos who are current sophomores, grooming them to become leaders in consulting and the global business community.

Africa Talent Program

The Africa Talent program offers exceptional candidates with strong ties to or interests in Africa an opportunity to spend one to two years at one of our offices in the US or Europe before joining one of our Africa offices.

The US Ethnic Diversity Network has been critical to my professional and personal development at BCG. Most of my mentors and closest friends at BCG have come through the Network.

Justin Rodriguez
Washington, D.C.

Beyond a group of colleagues, I've found in the US Ethnic Diversity Network a group of true friends and mentors that have supported me personally and professionally during my time at BCG.

Dinorah Villalobos
New York

The US Ethnic Diversity network is immensely important to me personally, and extremely important to the firm and to our clients. We are developing the leaders that will make the firm, and make our communities thrive in the short, medium and long term.

Michael Sherman
Partner & Managing Director

The Ethnic Diversity Network provides a platform for me to connect with other members at all levels across the region. It's a great way for junior consultants to find a mentor and grow their BCG network beyond their home office and practice-area interests.

Michael Zhang
Partner & Managing Director
San Francisco

For regular mentorship connections and affiliation activities, the US Ethnic Diversity Network strengthened my professional network. It enhanced my connections and empowered me to 'bring my whole self' to work.

Starting with the team that recruited me, the US Ethnic Diversity Network has been a source of support for my BCG career through mentorship and development opportunities, as well as a way to create friendships beyond my office and case work.

Andres Garro

The US Ethnic Diversity Network allowed me to feel connected to people in my same position who might work in offices I'd never even been to. The advice I got during our retreats and events was a great resource to prepare for the nuances of each career step at BCG.

Mitchel Scott
San Francisco

As a leader in the US Ethnic Diversity Network, my focus is on providing diversity candidates with the coaching, mentorship, and insights they need to succeed in the recruiting process and ultimately land a role at BCG.

Edwardo Sackey
Partner & Managing Director

US Veterans Network

BCG deeply values the talent, training, and proven leadership skills that veterans bring to the organization.

The BCG Veterans Network promotes affiliation among BCG candidates, consultants, and alumni with military or intelligence service experience. Our mission is to raise awareness of consulting as a career path for veterans, help veterans navigate the transition into a civilian career at BCG, and support veterans in better understanding the value of their experience and how to leverage their unique skills to succeed at BCG.

Our members represent every branch of US service, as well as US intelligence services and the military forces of many other nations from around the world working in the US. As a veteran at BCG, you're supported by a large and growing network of people who understand your experience and how to help you grow into a business-minded leader.

The skills that make veterans successful in the military are the same ones that enable success in consulting. You understand how to work in a team; you can perform under stress; you value loyalty; and you can inspire the highest level of performance.

Steve Won

Here at BCG, consultants are expected to participate actively in problem solving and to support each other in executing work. It aligns very well with values learned in the military.

Leigh-Anne Travers
Project Leader

I've found that many of the same traits I acquired in the military—things like confidence, energy, and reliability—have translated directly to my work as a BCG consultant.

Tom McCaleb
Partner & Managing Director

The transition from military service directly to BCG has been surprisingly smooth. BCG has provided focused training that has enabled me to connect the skills I learned in the military to business.

Will Cocos

BCG is a great place to continue to challenge yourself, learn new skills, develop as a leader, and grow in a tight-knit team. The culture of support is fantastic, and veterans tend to excel here.

Nathan Shenck
Partner & Managing Director
Washington, DC

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