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Wendy Woods

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Social Impact Practice


Social Impact

Wendy Woods on Global Health

Wendy Woods is the leader of the Social Impact practice, topic leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s global health work, and a member of the Health Care practice. 

Since joining the firm in 1995, Wendy has accumulated deep expertise about developing countries around the world. She works extensively with foundations, public-private partnerships, and multilateral organizations to help develop strategies, create partnerships, strengthen operational capabilities, and improve approaches to delivering health interventions.

In her client work, Wendy has led numerous projects that focus on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrheal disease, pneumonia, and oncology—and the primary interventions for those conditions, including drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.

Prior to joining BCG, Wendy was a consultant to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and a senior economist for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Impact
  • Global public health
  • Vaccines
  • Public and private partnerships in health care
  • Biopharma commercial excellence and R&D
  • Neglected disease R&D and product launch
  • Health care in developing markets
  • Vector control

Honors and Awards

  • Women Leaders in Consulting Award, Consulting magazine, 2015


  • MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
  • BA, economics, University of Michigan
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