Big Apple ZSers Make Xavier Mission’s Soup Kitchen Shine

A group of ZSers from the firm’s New York City office recently helped clean up the Xavier Mission’s soup kitchen after its weekly Welcome Table, a program that distributes meals to local people in need. On this Sunday, Welcome Table served more than 1,600 meals!

The ZS team joined other volunteers in sweeping and mopping the facility’s floors, wiping tables and chairs and washing serving trays. Due to help from volunteers each week, the St. Francis Xavier Church is able to allocate all of the money it raises towards the food served to Welcome Table guests.


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ZS Celebrates International Women’s Day at Bpeace’s Women-Centered Innovation Panel

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Leadership Initiative and ZS Cares from ZS’s New York City office co-hosted a panel with Spotify and the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) called “Beyond ‘Pink It and Shrink It’: Why Women-Centered Innovation is the Next Big Thing.”

The panel featured serial entrepreneur and author Danielle Kayembe and Victoria Summers, an associate principal at ZS, and moderated by Liz Long, creator of the Learn to Make a Product platform and a Forbes contributor. The panel was born from Danielle’s article “The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven Economy,” which describes the lack of female-centric design today and points out that while women account for 85% of all consumer purchases, they only make up 15% of product designers and engineers.  


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Building Love Walls in New York With Pride@ZS

While some of the ZS offices are building playgrounds and collecting books for libraries, Pride@ZS is hoping to build Love Walls. The New York office’s Pride@ZS group recently met and shared coffee with artist Ranjeet Ahluwalia to discuss his Love Walls, an interactive pop-art project designed to spread love and unity across the world.


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Kidding Around With Pride@ZS in New York

In mid-November, the New York City chapter of Pride@ZS, the firm’s LGBTQ and ally resource group, collaborated with ZS Cares to send a group of seven volunteers to the LGBT Center of New York’s “Kidding Around.” The monthly event is a themed craft and play opportunity for children ages 3 to 8 of LGBTQ families, which allows children to have fun while parents network with other families.


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How a NY intern discovered her best self at ZS

Like many interns, I started off my summer at ZS wanting to explore the opportunities in consulting and marketing. Everything was new at first since I joined ZS with no prior experience and no knowledge of the pharmaceuticals industry.

The only thing I was sure about was that there would be a steep learning curve ahead of me. What’s interesting though is I never once felt overwhelmed or worried that I wouldn’t be able to learn and produce my best work, and that’s because of the people I’ve met here. 


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