Sign On for the Work, Stay for the Culture: Sandra’s Story

Posted by ZS on Apr 7, 2017 2:00:00 PM

I joined ZS as an MBA summer intern in 2000. When I was looking for summer opportunities, I actually didn't want to do consulting. I had worked in consulting before and didn't think I wanted to do it for the rest of my life. I loved the job—the work, advising clients, working in teams—but didn't like the lifestyle and having to be consistently away from home. I was married with a 2-year-old daughter, and having a good work/life balance was really important to me. I ran into ZS while going through the summer process and it suddenly seemed like this magical place where I might be able to “have it all.” I could do the work that I loved but not be away from home so much. I decided to try it out and saw for myself that it was true. Even if I travelled, there were lots of opportunities to help manage that aspect of my job. I worked hard but I enjoyed it, and I wasn't always away from home as I had been in my previous consulting position.


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Women’s Leadership Initiative improves lives of migrant youth in Frankfurt

Posted by ZS on Mar 28, 2017 2:03:00 PM

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) at ZS in Frankfurt collected donations for Mädchenbüro, a local organization dedicated to bettering the lives of female youth, to commemorate International Women's Day.


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ZS's Capability and Expertise Center celebrated inspirational women

Posted by ZS on Mar 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Our Pune and New Delhi offices, which collectively comprise ZS’s Capability and Expertise Center, celebrated International Women’s Day by participating in a handful of March 8 activities organized by the Women’s Leadership Initiative.

In Pune, ZSers wore purple in support of justice and dignity for women, and gathered to watch Anne-Marie Slaughter’s popular TED Talk. In Can we all “have it all”?, Slaughter explains why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores have the power to create equality for both men and women. Following the video, women ZSers shared personal stories about how they are “bold for change”, the 2017 International Women’s Day theme.


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London ZSers send seven girls to school in Africa

Posted by ZS on Mar 16, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Through our firm-wide ZS Cares program, we encourage our people to harness their passions, apply their unique knowledge and skills and find creative ways to contribute to the greater good. Consultant Victoria, also a member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, says ZSers in our London office did just that when they seized International Women’s Day as an opportunity to extend our “impact where it matters” tagline beyond our walls. The London office joined ZS offices around the globe to celebrate the day dedicated to women.


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ZSers inspire LA girls to run the world

Posted by ZS on Mar 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM

International Women’s Day celebrations across our ZS offices continued in Los Angeles where ZSers discovered gender equality knows no age at an event hosted by the Women’s Leadership Initiative group.

After watching an inspirational video about what it means to “be bold for change”—the global theme for this year’s International Women’s Day—and writing postcards to women that have inspired them, ZSers were joined by a representative from Girls on the Run. This national nonprofit organization encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others.


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