Matt Krentz is the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Leadership Chair at Boston Consulting Group. He is also a core member of the Consumer and People and Organization practice areas at BCG. He previously led the firm’s Global People Team.
Since joining BCG in 1983, Matt has focused on a variety of strategy, corporate-development, organization, marketing, and sales and pricing issues across a broad range of consumer industries including food and beverage, personal-care products, broadcast and print media, and building products.
In his client work, Matt has advised numerous chief executives and senior management teams on their corporate strategy; change management; and marketing, sales, and distribution efforts in their current and future markets.
Prior to joining BCG, Matt worked in corporate development for Hewlett-Packard.
The COVID-19 crisis impacted women in tech differently. Midlevel women saw some benefits—but women of color, in particular, faced new challenges.
Companies facing intense competition for talent can take concrete steps to attract more women to tech and encourage them on their path to leadership.
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When money no longer buys happiness, companies must rethink their approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
By leading with empathy and easing the burden on caregivers, employers demonstrate both kindness and business smarts as they mitigate the risk of losing critical talent.
Supporting employees’ mental and physical health is critical. So is creating an environment where people can be their authentic selves.
The first 12 months at a new job are a critical time for LGBTQ+ people to present their authentic selves in the workplace. Those who don’t come out professionally then are likely to remain closeted.
To take DEI to the next level, look beyond broad categories of race, gender, and sexual orientation to discover what truly shapes employees’ experiences at work.
Despite efforts to promote equity, many employees say companies haven’t done enough. Creating an equitable environment goes beyond hiring a diverse team—and benefits the entire company.
Matt Krentz has led the diversity and inclusion efforts at BCG for many years. Here he offers reflections on the importance of listening and empathy.
Companies can create the workforce they need—and increase the number of women in STEM leadership roles—by offering women more opportunities to build their skills.