Diversity of thought, experience, and background is a core part of our BCG values and is key to delivering value to clients.
At BCG, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, connected, and empowered to be themselves and contribute to their fullest potential, drive inspired impact, and lead innovation. Our efforts toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are underpinned by the strong communities in our employee-led networks, flexible work and mentoring programs, programs on inclusive teaming and leadership, authentic conversations, and clear metrics to track progress.
BCG’s efforts and progress on DE&I are recognised locally and globally: BCG Australia and New Zealand hold a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation and are recognised as the leading small business for LGBTQIA+ inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.
BCG also partners with clients on driving measurable change in DE&I. Our work enables clients to build team that fully reflect the diversity in the communities we serve and empowers them to advance their business and our society.
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At BCG we have a Cultural Diversity network. Kulcha & Ethnicity (K&E) is a local network which ensures that those who identify as culturally or ethnically diverse feel included, respected, and well-supported to succeed at BCG. We are proud of the diversity of cultures, ethnicities, faiths, and languages in our BCG community and we believe it is important to acknowledge and celebrate these backgrounds while providing the right support to ensure everyone can succeed.
Story-telling and lived experiences are the foundation of the K&E pillar; the “True Colour – Authentic Conversations” series is a bi-annual event bringing voices and experiences from across the business in a ‘fire-side chat’ format and is a hallmark of the ANZ event calendar. The K&E pillar also organises regular celebrations for observances and events across major cultures and religions, including Lunar New Year, Diwali, Eid, and more.
Our Socio-Economic Diversity is our newest DE&I employee network aiming to improve awareness and inclusion of diverse socio-economic backgrounds at work. Research shows that socio-economic background has a significant influence on the feeling of inclusion at work, including the experience of interviewing and joining an organisation to longer-term retention and satisfaction. This network works closely with the recruiting team to reach out to students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and ensure they are well supported throughout our recruiting process. Like our other networks, the Socio-Economic Diversity network is also working on projects to raise awareness within BCG about the impact of socio-economic background on experiences at work and the benefits of increasing socio-economic diversity.