The Boston Consulting Group

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The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 90 offices in 50 countries, 14,000 employees, more than 900 Partners, and over 20,000 alumni. 


Our mission is clear. We go deep to unlock insight and have the courage to act. We bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation. We are shaping the future together.
Highlights from The Boston Consulting Group
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    Meet a Fairygodboss at The Boston Consulting Group

    • Name

      Jeanne Bickford

    • Position

      Senior Partner and Managing Director

      New York

    Jeanne Kwong Bickford is a Senior Partner and Managing Director in the New York office. She has previously worked in BCG''s Chicago and Brussels, Belgium offices. She is a member of the Financial Institutions leadership team in North America and co-leads the North American Risk & Compliance topic, with specific expertise in regulatory compliance in banking. Additionally, Jeanne leads BCG''s Change Enablement Center globally, enabling clients to develop lasting capabilities in managing large complex change and transformation programs and projects. Within NAMR, she heads BCG''s Asian Diversity Network and is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Council.

    Prior to joining the firm, Jeanne was an analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic and financial consulting firm specializing in business litigation. She worked extensively in the financial institutions and antitrust practice areas. During her time there, she was involved in a precedent-setting court trial concerning the savings and loan industry bailout

    Jeanne graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Harvard University with a BA in economics. She has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she received a certificate in public management and was an Arjay Miller Scholar. She is currently a member of the National Board of the Girl Scouts of the USA and serves on the Board Finance Committee.

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    Meet a Fairygodboss at The Boston Consulting Group

    • Name

      Debbie Simpson

    • Position

      Partner and Managing Director

      Boston

    Debbie, a member of BCG's Executive Committee and Operating Committee, is responsible for leading BCG's global finance function and for financial matters at BCG, and has also assumed leadership of BCG's global functions. She has been with the firm since 2001. Prior to joining BCG, Debbie was the PricewaterhouseCoopers lead tax partner serving BCG since 1990, having joined Coopers & Lybrand after graduating from MIT Sloan School of Management in 1985. She had previously earned a degree in engineering at Duke University. At PwC, she ran the Northeast region's international tax group for several years, and she served on PwC's U.S. Board of Directors in 2000.

    Debbie tries to keep up with family (Lee and three children: Eric 25, Christopher 23, and Lucy 20). She loves to play sports, including tennis, hiking, skiing, golf, and soccer. Plays some competitive tennis, as time allows - which is not much! Enjoys music, eating out (as opposed to cooking), and generally enjoys being very active. Avid Duke basketball and Red Sox fan as well!

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    Meet a Fairygodboss at The Boston Consulting Group

    • Name

      Roselinde Torres

    • Position

      Senior Partner and Managing Director

      New York

    Roselinde Torres is a Senior Partner and Managing Director in the New York Office. She joined BCG in 2006, is a senior leader in the People and Organization Practice Area and served as the first global head of BCG's leadership practice. Roselinde leads BCG’s CEO Advisory in North America having advised over 200 CEOs across industry sectors and markets. She has also served as a member of BCG's Americas Leadership Team. In 2009, Roselinde was named a BCG Fellow, a prestigious recognition for innovative thought leadership. In 2014, she received the Woman Leaders in Consulting Award from Consulting Magazine for exceptional leadership within the firm and industry and for her expertise on the topic of Leadership.

    Roselinde speaks frequently at national business forums on organizational transformation and leadership and has authored publications on 21st Century Leadership, Organizing for Growth, Executive Team Agility, M&A Cultural Integration, CEO Succession and New CEO Transition. She has been featured in business venues and media such as
    TED (3M+ views), Business Week, Chief Executive, The Economist, Fortune, HBR-on-line and Institutional Investor Magazine among others. She is a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society. Roselinde also serves as an advisor to the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership and the Latino Leadership Initiative

    Prior to working at BCG, Roselinde was a senior partner at Mercer Delta Consulting where she also held a number of US and global line leadership roles.  She also led internal consulting teams at Johnson & Johnson and Connecticut Mutual Life.  At Johnson & Johnson, she was a member of the senior leadership team of the Ethicon Endo-surgery business. 

    Roselinde holds an MS degree in Human Resource Development from the American University and NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.  She has an AB double major degree, with honors, in English and Spanish from Middlebury College.

What Women Should Know about Working At The Boston Consulting Group
BCG provides an unlimited opportunity for growth. There are many models for success and many examples of women at BCG from Associates to Alumnae taking the initiative and staking out new terrain. This is a firm with many paths, and you can choose which one you want to follow—or create your own. Meet some of our talented team and alumni.

Through Women@BCG, our global program, we offer:

· Best-in-class career development
· Mentorship and sponsorship
· Networking programs and events to help you excel—personally and professionally

We go beyond surface-level approaches to work-life questions. We have researched how to create a workplace culture and environment that leads to sustainable and satisfying careers. Our programs include:

1. Apprenticeship in Action (AiA): we identified a set of key themes to improve retention, satisfaction, and promotion of all employee. The changes driven by AiA have been a powerful tool to influence our culture, our behavior, and our mind-sets. Since implementing the program promotion rates of senior women is up 22%, attrition is on par with that of men, and satisfaction scores among women are up 20%. View video

2. Flexible working models: part-time arrangements to reduce weekly work hours. Opportunities to take an additional block of time off. Access to a large selection of experiences to further your personal and professional development. These may consist of social impact secondments, work abroad, leaves of absence, or courses leading to advanced degrees. View videos

3. PTO (predictability, teaming, and open communication): This program helps make our work easier to predict, schedules easier to plan, and careers more satisfying long-term.

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Additional information
    • Through Women@BCG, we offer global best-in-class career development, mentorship, and networking programs to help you excel—personally and professionally. Meetings, conferences, and forums—such as our regional Women@BCG conferences and Working Mother Forum—connect you to a rich network of other successful women at BCG.
    • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
    • Yes
    • Internal employee networking
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting
    • Yes
    • Sabbatical leave benefits
    • Yes

Flexible working

    • Flexible working policies
    • At BCG, we know our teams need a diversity of profiles and capabilities—and our clients demand it. One way to help achieve this diversity is to give you the flexibility to make your career more professionally sustainable and personally fulfilling.

      Our Flexibility@BCG approach offers you enhanced work options and the ongoing support to manage them. For those who would like to participate and are eligible, the options are these:

      FlexTime: Part-time arrangements to reduce weekly work hours. BCG will help you design a model that meets your individual needs and career ambitions.
      FlexLeave: Opportunity to take an additional block of time off during the year (also known as Time for You in North America).
      FlexPaths: Access to a large selection of experiences to further your personal and professional development. These may consist of social impact secondments, work abroad, leaves of absence, or courses leading to advanced degrees.
    • Remote working
    • Yes
    • Part-time working
    • Yes

Parental Leave

    • Overview: Parental leave policies
    • Our generous benefits package is designed to make our employees’ lives easier. Parental leave is one part of that broader package. We offer all new parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave. Birth mothers receive an additional eight weeks of paid leave through our short-term disability plan, for a total of 16 weeks paid leave.
    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes, Yes, Birth mothers receive 16 weeks paid leave.
    • Unpaid maternity leave
    • Yes, BCG is typically quite flexible when employees decide they want to extend their parental leave beyond the paid leave. One program called Time for You, which is available for consulting staff, allows employees to take an eight week unpaid leave of absence with fully paid benefits.
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes, Yes, all new parents receive eight weeks of paid parental leave.
    • Unpaid paternity leave
    • Yes, BCG is typically quite flexible when employees decide they want to extend their parental leave beyond the paid leave. One program called Time for You, which is available for consulting staff, allows employees to take an eight week unpaid leave of absence with fully paid benefits.
    • Additional short-term disability info
    • New birth mothers receive a total of 16 weeks fully paid, eight of those are through short-term disability. During pregnancy, if a mother needs to stop working, her salary is paid in full through short-term disability as well.

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes
    • Fertility benefits
    • Yes
    • On-Ramping/Off-Ramping before and after parental leave
    • Yes

Care-taking benefits

    • Care-taking benefits information
    • We offer a backup care program to provide care where and when an employee needs it with low co-pays. The program includes In-home child care, center-based child care, and in-home adult/elder care. BCG also provides free access to a self-service portal offering tools and resources to locate full-time or single-session care solutions for children, elderly relatives and pets, preferred enrollment and discounts at participating childcare centers, and access to discounted tutoring programs. We also offer a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account to help defray the cost.
    • Back-up childcare
    • Yes
    • Elder-care benefits
    • Yes

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