My interests span many industries, and BCG provided me the opportunity to explore the varying areas that intrigued me. When I wanted to work on an energy case, I was able to. When I sought to revert back from consumer to financial institutions, it happened.
And BCG has been equally successful in meeting my personal needs as well. For example, when I took a leave of absence to spend more time with my baby, I was able to work 50 percent for nearly an entire year. BCG worked with me to devise a solution to address my previously conflicting personal and professional responsibilities, and I am now happily settled in my 80 percent role.
For me, the people are the single most important reason to work at BCG. Each day, I get the opportunity to meet and work with great people—both clients and colleagues—who are inspiring and challenging. And after more than ten years with BCG, I still learn something new every day.
I learn about industries, companies, organizations, and how they work. And last, but not least, I learn about people—including myself. Continuous learning is something I cited as a key objective in my application letter to BCG, a long time ago. And it remains a critical and consistently fulfilled goal for me today.
Being the mother of three beautiful kids—two daughters and one son—I also need some flexibility in my work, something that the project-based environment at BCG is actually very suitable for. I currently work part time 60%, which allows me a good balance between my job and family life.