Wendy Woods

Social impact strategist
Wendy Woods is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Global Leader of BCG's Social Impact practice, which she helped create.

Why you should listen

Wendy Woods is responsible for BCG's work addressing global health, development, education, environment and climate, humanitarian response and total societal impact. She works with businesses, governments and social sector organizations, helping clients rethink business's role in society, create inclusive strategies, improve effectiveness, develop public-private partnerships and drive change. She is passionate about improving cooperation across the private, public, and social sectors to help solve the world's most intractable problems, as highlighted in her previous TED Talk, "Collective cooperation in the social sector."

Woods is also a frequent contributor to BCG's thought leadership across a wide range of topics, most recently co-authoring "Preparing for a Warmer World," "Total Societal Impact: A New Lens for Strategy," and "Why Paid Family Leave is Good Business."

Woods is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Centre for Public Impact, a BCG foundation dedicated to improving the positive impact of governments. She earned a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Wendy Woods’ TED talk