How Will You #PressforProgress?

How Will You #PressforProgress?

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  2018’s theme is “#PressforProgress”, which is a call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues, and communities to think, act, and be gender inclusive. The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report found that gender equality is over 200 years...

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Our Commitment to #PressforProgress

Our Commitment to #PressforProgress

International Women’s Day presents an opportunity to unite and galvanize communities around a shared vision to Press for Progress towards equality for all. Yet, I think many people would agree that this is only one day, among 364 others, that reminds us that we should be working towards a universal goal for gender equality and women empowerment.…

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Retail Is Still a People Business

Retail Is Still a People Business

It has been a few weeks since I had the opportunity to attend the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show, and while it’s easy to get lost in all the latest tech and AI/BI, one message remained consistent throughout: retail is still a people business. To be successful in today’s world, you need to have engaged employees that are equipped to deliver what your customers want.…

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The Digital, Flexible Future of Retail’s Workforce

The Digital, Flexible Future of Retail’s Workforce

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) “Big Show” for the first time. As someone who has worked extensively in retail over the past 10 years, this was a great chance to see emerging industry trends and cutting-edge technology all in one place. I was particularly excited to experience all the buzz around what the next generation of retail employees and...

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The Rise of the Business-minded Technologist

The Rise of the Business-minded Technologist

We know business and technology teams often struggle to work together to drive results, but why? These two groups don’t always speak each other’s languages, don’t communicate with any regularity, and are struggling to overcome historical siloes. It’s driving a rift that is affecting your organization’s ability to perform at peak and innovate rapidly.…

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Hacking Inequality: WINFO 2018 Hackathon

Hacking Inequality: WINFO 2018 Hackathon

180 students, 12 hours, 1 question: “What does equality mean to you?” West Monroe Partners had the opportunity to sponsor and mentor the 6th annual University of Washington Women in Informatics hackathon; where students from all walks of life came together to tackle real-world problems surrounding equality. From ideation, to design, and all the way through development, these students were...

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Michael Guckian’s Challenge Accepted Moment

Michael Guckian’s Challenge Accepted Moment

Each month we highlight a different Dare to be Great employee who embodies the Uncommon Blend or Challenge Accepted attitude that makes West Monroe Partners and everyone that works here so unique! This month, meet Michael Guckian, a Manager in our Financial Services practice, based in Los Angeles. How did you get started at West Monroe?…

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A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity, Part 4: One Year Later, How Open Dialogue Has Inspired Action

A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity, Part 4: One Year Later, How Open Dialogue Has Inspired Action

This year, in an effort to be transparent about the journey we are undertaking to strengthen our culture of inclusion with both our employees and external stakeholders – our clients and neighbors in the communities where we live and work – we are publishing a series of articles to create an open dialog about inclusion and diversity.…

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