Life at ZS

ZS keeps it real with women

Posted by ZS on Sep 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We support the career growth of women at ZS.

Our Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has partnered with Fairygodboss, an online job review site with a mission to improve the workplace for women by creating transparency around culture and benefits, to showcase how female ZSers build successful, long-term consulting careers.

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Topics: WLI, Life at ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

Namita’s path from politics to principal

Posted by ZS on Aug 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

One day, 20-year-old Namita picked up the phone, called the White House and confidently asked to speak with someone on the President’s Council of Economics. To her surprise, she was transferred to an intern advisor. The unpaid internship she landed led to a fulltime position after she graduated from college, and her experience, she says, is what ultimately led her to ZS.

Hoping to find a broader business application for her skills beyond government, Namita began attending business school at Duke University and discovered consulting. When she asked fellow MBA candidates where they had interned, a number of them said ZS. “I remember thinking ‘I really like all these ZS people. I need to know more about this company!’,” she said.

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Topics: WLI, Meet ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

After 20 Years, Jeanne Found Career Freedom at ZS

Posted by ZS on Aug 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

I joined ZS as a principal two years ago, and it has been one of the best career decisions I’ve made. It was ZS's entrepreneurial spirit that drew me in. I told ZS what I wanted to do and the team said, “Great. How can we help?” I was given the freedom to chart my own path and build a practice—all focused on the things I love to do.

What I've realized since joining, however, is that ZS's culture is so much more than just entrepreneurial. Having worked in consulting for the past 20 years, I know when I’ve found a place that’s truly supportive and collaborative. ZS has a spirit of collaboration with no parallel. In lots of ways, I'm doing similar work to what I've done in the past, but it's the internal piece that’s really different. At other firms, I’ve felt that we were always on our own, working to bring in business and deliver it. It was a race for revenue. Here it's completely different. It's highly supportive and collaborative, and we’re all genuinely focused on doing the right thing.

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Topics: WLI, Meet ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

Balance and Support Have Roz Seeing a Long-Term Future at ZS

Posted by ZS on Jul 19, 2017 3:30:00 PM

When I was at London Business School, I got an invitation for tea and coffee from someone at ZS. I came in with a background in pharmaceuticals and hadn't really considered consulting before. I decided to meet the person and see what they had to say. From that first meeting, it was talking to other ZSers that drew me in—it all sounded great. I loved the idea of helping clients and was keen to work somewhere where I could continue focusing on healthcare.

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Topics: WLI, Meet ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

Camaraderie and collaboration at ZS excite Meredith

Posted by ZS on Jun 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM

At ZS, ZSers like Meredith are empowered to take ownership of their careers and build a path that’s flexible for both our clients, and for them.

Meredith, a strategy insights and planning manager in Chicago, works part-time at ZS. She dedicates half of her time to our firm and the other half exclusively to her family.

Coupled with her personal ambition and passion for delivering strong client work, her flexible schedule helps her thrive.

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Topics: WLI, Life at ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

Forecasting leader proves ZS careers defy prediction

Posted by ZS on May 19, 2017 4:27:20 PM

“I’m a home-grown ZSer,” says Judith. “I started right out of Cal [UC Berkeley] with my industrial engineering and operations research degree and have been here ever since.”

It’s not a situation she would have predicted.

Raised in Northern California, Judith was referred to ZS by a Berkeley classmate who worked for the firm. “I was happy to get in the door, and I was impressed with the people I met during the interview process,” she recalled. “I thought it was a great company, but I was naïve about the true extent of the opportunities available here.”

Judith admits that she started at ZS thinking consulting was a job she would keep for a few years until she figured out “what she wanted to do when she grew up.” That was over 16 years ago. “I didn't know then that it was the perfect place for me to build my career,” she said.

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Topics: WLI, Meet ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

Moms share why Mother’s Day matters to ZS

Posted by ZS on May 14, 2017 9:28:22 AM

Consulting has a reputation as a demanding profession but even so, many women would argue that its challenges—and rewards—pale in comparison to those that come with their most important job: motherhood.

In celebration of Mother's Day this year, the Women's Leadership Initiative at ZS, a group dedicated to offering respect, support, flexibility and connections to women, asked ZS moms to share what makes ZS a great place to work.

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Topics: WLI, Life at ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

Golden Gate Bridge is the perfect backdrop for women’s gathering centered on connections

Posted by ZS on May 9, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Sausalito, a small town just outside San Francisco, was the perfect backdrop for a recent event sponsored by ZS’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). That’s because the rare cloud-free sky offered crystal clear views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and “building bridges” was the central theme of this year’s two-day summit.

Each year the WLI, a group dedicated to supporting women in building successful, long-term consulting careers, brings our firm’s women together to discuss topics of particular interest to women, share stories and best practices and gather inspiration from peers.

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Why “Rising Stars” winner says ZSers born after 1979 have an edge

Posted by ZS on May 8, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If there’s one thing ZS Associate Principal Christina Corridon feels passionately about, it’s healthcare. This passion is what led her to pursue higher education—she earned her MBA and master’s in public health while working full time—and ultimately what led her to ZS in 2014.

Since joining, Christina has found her home in the oncology vertical. She works primarily on marketing strategy projects, taking our competitive scenario planning offering to clients. Over the last three years she helped launch the Oncology Value Watchdog thought leadership series and has become a leader in ZS’s biosimilars vertical. She's also an active member of Boston's Women's Leadership Initiative team.

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Topics: WLI, Meet ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

Princeton ZSers empower young women to stick with STEM at #LEADLIKEAGIRL

Posted by ZS on Apr 14, 2017 4:00:00 PM

ZSers from our Princeton office proudly sponsored and participated in Stuart Country Day School’s #LEADLIKEAGIRL conference, an event that brought more than 900 young women grades K-12, mentors, parents and teachers together to empower the next generation of female “risk-takers and changemakers”.

The conference’s mission—to support young women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics—was near and dear to that of ZS’s own Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). ZS’s analytics-based approach means we recruit heavily from the STEM fields—where females have been historically underrepresented—so we strive to empower women who pursue them.

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Topics: WLI, Life at ZS, ZS Cares, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS, ZS in Princeton

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