Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Laura Brizgis on Making Time (For Yourself and Others)

Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Laura Brizgis on Making Time (For Yourself and Others)

This feature is part of a series highlighting the contributions and career paths of women at West Monroe. In technology consulting—traditionally a male-dominated industry—it can be difficult for women to find role models and paths that work for them. The goal of this blog series is to communicate the unique paths and successes of women at West Monroe.…

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The Importance of Differentiating Your ‘Giving Back’ Philosophy

The Importance of Differentiating Your ‘Giving Back’ Philosophy

At most mid-market and Fortune 1000 companies, it’s understood that social responsibility is a part of doing business. The bigger you get, the more important it becomes. At West Monroe, we’ve spent a lot of time this month on “giving back.” On June 14, we dedicated our entire workforce to a National Day of Service, where 1,100 employees volunteered at 38 sites across nine U.S.…

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A Conversation about Inclusion and Diversity: Making it Real

A Conversation about Inclusion and Diversity: Making it Real

Over the past year, we’ve tackled several big issues as part of our Inclusion and Diversity article series: unconscious bias, equality of networking opportunities in and out of the office, the value of employee resource groups, and integration of talent at the senior level. Now, as we are into our third year of this conversation, I want to respond to one of the most common questions we hear...

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Transitioning from College to a Career in Management and Technology Consulting

Transitioning from College to a Career in Management and Technology Consulting

The transition from school to a career in the consulting industry requires a quick learning curve to get up-to-speed on new ways of working, communicating, and developing ideas. For many campus hires, preconceived expectations of how their first few months in the workplace will progress are quickly altered as they begin working with unique clients, on new technologies, and in industries they...

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A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Experienced Hires, And Making The Leap From Outsider To Insider

A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Experienced Hires, And Making The Leap From Outsider To Insider

As part of a journey to strengthen our culture of inclusion, we began writing quarterly articles designed to stimulate conversation about relevant and sometimes challenging topics. The idea is that healthy and open dialogue is an essential prerequisite to breaking down the barriers to inclusion. In my latest article, I look at the topic of onboarding experienced talent and easing their...

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How will you #BalanceforBetter this International Women’s Day?

How will you #BalanceforBetter this International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day (March International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender inclusivity. Balance for Better in the Workplace This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. We know balance is not just a women’s issue: it’s a business...

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Tackling the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage at the CyberForce Competition™

Tackling the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage at the CyberForce Competition™

Teaming Up with the Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory at the CyberForce Competition™ The US Department of Energy (DOE) hosted their CyberForce Competition™   in late 2018 within their network of National Laboratories across the United States. The competition was created with the goal of addressing the cybersecurity skill gap in the marketplace today.…

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Why You Need A Business Bucket List

Why You Need A Business Bucket List

Everybody likes to talk about their bucket list, but the truth is most people have little more than a few vague ideas about the things they’d like to do before they die. Sadly, without full commitment to detailing and executing bucket lists, unfulfilled dreams are the most likely outcome. To avoid that fate, my family—including my two teenage daughters—has taken to not only documenting bucket...

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A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Why We Invest in Employee Resource Groups

A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Why We Invest in Employee Resource Groups

As part of a journey to strengthen our culture of inclusion, I began writing quarterly articles designed to stimulate conversation about relevant, and sometimes challenging topics. The idea is that healthy and open dialogue is an essential prerequisite to breaking down the barriers to inclusion. In my latest article, I look at the topic of employee resource groups (ERGs).…

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