On Nov. 1, we launched a new chapter as we unveiled a new honor to the industry – Consulting magazine's Achievement Awards: Women Leaders in Consulting. The gala at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York was an event that was, in our opinion, long overdue.
On Nov. 1, we launched a new chapter as we unveiled a new honor to the industry – Consulting magazine’s Achievement Awards: Women Leaders in Consulting. The gala at the Waldo-Astoria in New York was an event that was, in our opinion, long overdue. Even though women make up only about a quarter of the profession, their collective impact on the industry is far greater. Quite frankly, we think it’s about time the industry sat up and took notice of the accomplishments of the women in consulting. And took notice they did. More than 160 leaders of the profession came together to celebrate the accomplishments of five women, all at very different stages of their careers. In some cases, they are industry veterans who have spent decades sharpening their skills and leading business strategies. In other cases, they are rising stars, poised to be the leaders of the next generation of consulting. But despite the differences, the five award recipients are best defined by their similarities. They are leaders in their firms and leaders in their disciplines. And while we realize consulting remains a team sport –indeed, each said they couldn’t have done it without their firms and co-workers –we single out these five women because of their outstanding accomplishments, their leadership, their service to clients and their potential for excellence. Collectively, they represent all that is good about the profession.