Empowering the Black
​​​​​​​Community at BCG

BCG's Black employee resource groups focus on strengthening community, providing opportunities for career development, and increasing a sense of belonging at BCG across the Black and African Diaspora.
Stronger Together
Whether it's the Black+Latinx@BCG network in our North America offices or the BOLD@BCG network in our London, Amsterdam, and Brussels offices, group members are invited to come together around shared similarities and celebrate the uniqueness of experience, culture, and heritage.

Strengthening Connections

 Fostering continued community building through the development, enrichment, and advancement of members.
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Meet BCGers

Meet the members of these groups from various backgrounds and experiences. 

"My favorite thing about the network is the community I’ve cultivated in such a short period of time. This community constantly pushes me to be my best authentic self and inspires me to go after my wildest dreams."

Naomi Alem
Associate
Black+Latinx@BCG Member


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"Support from the Black+Latinx network has enabled me to to persevere through the low points and pause to own the highs the are inevitable in the consulting role. My success at BCG to date, is owed in large part to my participation in this cadre."

Miles Fuller
PrincipalBlack+Latinx@BCG Member
"BOLD members have become somewhat like family to me at BCG. It's the network, I feel, that has provided me with the right kind of support to excel at this stage of my career."

Ayowande Adebajo
Associate
BOLD@BCG Member

"Being part of BOLD@BCG gives me a sense of family at work. We ask each other tough questions, share candid advice and, most importantly, celebrate each other's successes together."

Callum McCarthy
Senior Associate
 BOLD@BCG Member

"Being a part of the BOLD network gives me an added sense of community at BCG. We support and learn from each other and that has really shaped my experience at BCG. It's also been a really great way to meet people, I've definitely made some friends for life through the network!"

Reni Onafeko
Senior Associate
BOLD@BCG Member

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"The quarterly Black+Latinx women's call has had a tremendous impact on me. Acknowledging our intersectionality is incredibly important, especially as we continue to have more candid conversations around race and difference."

Imani Lewis
BrightHouse Associate
​​​​​​​Strategy Director
Black+Latinx@BCG Member

"I love being part of BOLD@BCG because of the role we play in expanding the option space for people to find a community at BCG. Across our activities from recruiting to retention, from multiple testimonials over the last few years I believe this is particularly important for employees from our minority backgrounds in reinforcing the message that they're welcome in 'the Group'!"

Bayo Owolabi
Project Leader
BOLD@BCG Member
"I really value the warmth and approachable nature of every BOLD member. I have been supported by BOLD members of all roles and tenures. The mentorship and advice they have provided have significantly contributed to creating a positive environment for me at BCG over the last few years, and I look forward to more experiences as part of this community."

Tami Austen-Peters
Associate
BOLD@BCG Member


​​​​​​​EMpower Role Models

We are delighted to share that five BCGers have been featured on the EMpower Role Model Lists for 2021. This is a great testament to the work these individuals have been doing to create a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within BCG and beyond. Hear advice from our honorees about how to create a more inclusive workplace below.
Nothing connects us more than our humanity, our ability to strip away the facade and be intentional about how we relate to all communities that we interact with daily. It is so important for emerging leaders to present their most authentic self, genuinely care, and not be afraid to take action even if it means ruffling the feathers of the status quo. It is by showing up every day and putting in the work that we begin to build the trust and the support needed to break barriers.
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Uche Monu Principal, EMpower Role Model Future Leader
“Our life experiences deeply shape how we show up as leaders, as advisors, and as professionals. It is critical to not just have diverse leaders to 'look up to'. Diverse leaders fundamentally shape the experience of a team, an organization, and a place.”
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Kedra Newsom Reeves Managing Director and Partner, EMpower Role Model Executive
Get to know the people around you who are from underrepresented groups, their specific background and interests and aspirations, the same way you might want to get to know any co-worker. The fastest way to break down barriers is to think of a person as an individual and not as a representative of their community. And help others do the same.
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Lorenna Buck Senior Advisor, EMpower Role Model Future Leader
“Seek to understand why legacy processes and ways of doing business reinforce implicit bias—and then reimagine them. Put your personal capital on the line to support others.”
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Lorenna Buck Managing Director and Senior Partner, EMpower Role Model Advocate
“Have someone's back, really. Be there for them, support them, listen, engage on their challenges. Help them deliver professionally and help assure they know they belong at BCG.”
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Joe Davis Managing Director and Senior Partner, EMpower Role Model Advocate

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