Meet our people
Bain is made up of extraordinarily talented individuals and their collective passion for results. And when you join Bain, your teammates' collaborative approach and drive to succeed will encourage your personal achievement on a daily basis. Find a sampling of our employees' profiles here.
Featured profile: Joanna
My perspective on diversity at Bain
Diversity at Bain is incredibly important to me, because I see the value that our diverse environment brings every single day. For me, diversity is about having different ways of tackling a problem or interpreting a client situation. The benefit of working as a team is that we bring those diverse ideas to the table, and drive towards a better solution or recommendation. As a Manager, this means I need to do a good job of listening to the ideas of all my team members, and, if their approach doesn't match mine, then think about how to get the best out of both ideas!
Linked to this, I am also passionate about the topic of gender diversity, and have worked with an organisation called Chief Executive Women on this topic since I was an Associate Consultant. We have conducted primary research together, which has shown that, on average, females in the workforce tend to have a different approach to solving problems than men do. This is one of several root causes behind why women are under-represented in leadership positions in the corporate environment. At Bain, we are intent upon creating a working environment that values different styles and perspectives, so that we can bring all of these to bear for our client's problems.
Finally we recognize that this isn't the only key to increasing the number of women in our leadership team - improving how we enable flexible working options (for both women and men) is also key. I have recently returned following 12 months maternity leave and am working full time while my partner (also from Bain) takes 9 months off. When he comes back to work, we will both be part time. While we're not sure how long we will want to continue this model, it's amazing to be able to prioritise our family needs at the moment!
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|Ashley||Senior Associate Consultant||Undergraduate||Sydney|