Maheshie Cabraal’s Challenge Accepted Moment

Maheshie Cabraal’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 Maheshie Cabraal, a Senior Consultant in our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, based in New York City.…

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Bringing (West Monroe) Solutions to the World

Bringing (West Monroe) Solutions to the World

The Program West Monroe launched the Fischer Global Service Fellowship Program in 2013, aimed at supporting meaningful causes with a global impact while providing West Monroe employees with priceless experiences and learnings that they can apply upon their return to better-serve themselves, their communities, and their clients. Following the submission and acceptance of a proposal detailing...

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Embracing Your Team’s Culture

Embracing Your Team’s Culture

Have you ever worked with a culturally diverse team, vendor, or customer? If so, did you notice any differences in work behaviors or communication style? I recently attended the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit, where a wide array of speakers came together to talk about leadership related topics, such as emotional intelligence, characteristics of a team player, the importance...

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The Fischer Fellowship: Building Future Leaders

The Fischer Fellowship: Building Future Leaders

Our fellowship program supports our employees’ philanthropic and humanitarian interests with an extended three to six month compensated leave. These fellowships benefit the health & wellness of the disenfranchised, aid in combating poverty, support disaster relief, and seek to educate and empower people around the world. Worldwide, nearly 750 million people lack access to clean water, and...

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Healthcare Facility Design to Enable Better Patient Care

Healthcare Facility Design to Enable Better Patient Care

Recently, I completed my Fisher Global Service Fellowship as an American Red Cross volunteer placed within the Central Ohio VA Ambulatory Care Center. Based on the growing challenges mental/behavioral healthcare poses for the VA, the VA has started a new focus on team oriented care. This model, the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP), brings together a team of Psychiatrists...

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Fischer Fellowship Reflections, Part 2: My Work on the Ground in Nepal

Fischer Fellowship Reflections, Part 2: My Work on the Ground in Nepal

In my last post, I described how I became involved with the Women’s Protection Center in Nepal and how the opportunity to serve this group through West Monroe’s Fischer Fellowship was born. In this post, I’ll discuss how I supported the team in Nepal and the impact we created. Once I arrived in Nepal and began working in the WPC I quickly found my spot on the team, first implementing box.com...

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Fischer Fellowship Reflections, Part 1: My Journey to Nepal

Fischer Fellowship Reflections, Part 1: My Journey to Nepal

I can’t believe it’s now been a year since I was selected for the Fischer Fellowship. West Monroe’s Fischer Fellowship supports employees’ philanthropic and humanitarian interests with an extended three to six month compensated leave. Around this time last year I was anxiously awaiting the outcome of my interview with our Fellowship Board, hopeful that I would be able to execute...

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Data for Good: Tackling the Open Data Movement

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend O’Reilly’s Strata Conference as a representative of West Monroe’s Advanced Analytics team. Strata focuses on trends in Big Data and Analytics, two of the hottest topics in the technology world today. At Strata, I was exposed to emerging Big Data architectures and design patterns, and had the chance to meet passionate and influential technologists in...

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Hola from the Sacred Valley!

Three weeks ago, I took 3 planes and a car here to Ollantaytambo, Peru (pronounced oh-yawn-tie-tom-bow) where I’ll be volunteering with Awamaki for three months, as a part of the Fischer Global Service Fellowship. The vision for this program was to create opportunities for West Monroe employees to leverage the support of the firm and devote an extended period of dedicated volunteer time to a...

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New Year, New Metrics: Evaluating and Measuring Diversity & Inclusion at Your Firm

Consultants provide significant value to clients on each engagement because we can quickly survey and understand the current environment and processes at a company. Our knowledge of an organizational landscape and its procedures are the foundation for what changes we will recommend for implementation in the future. In fact, a significant portion of our understanding is from measurement and...

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Teaching Computer Literacy without Computers

As part of West Monroe’s Fischer Global Service Fellowship Program, I am spending several months in Ghana teaching IT literacy. This blog shares the unique experiences and insights I’m gaining in my time working in these communities  helping local schools improve their IT infrastructure and education. The Aboom Methodist School is the leader in IT education in Ghana.…

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