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Matthew Krentz

Matthew is the Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Chair for Boston Consulting Group, and leads the Women@BCG program, which aims to improve women’s recruiting, retention, advancement and satisfaction at the firm. Under Matthew’s leadership, BCG has increased the proportion of women in entry level hires from 29% to 35%, women and men are retained at equal rates and the number of female partners has grown at three times the rate of male partners. He is involved in a number of organisations that promote women in business including Catalyst’s Board of Advisors, and The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. In 2016 and 2017, Matthew led TEDWomen workshops focused on promoting women’s inclusion and men’s role in advancing gender diversity, and frequently sits on panels on the topic. He has also authored many publications which have been shared in the press, with clients and in women’s forums including ‘How AI Could Help—or—Hinder Women in the Workforce’ (BCG May 2019), ‘Diversity Is Just the First Step. Inclusion Comes Next. (BCG April 2019)’, ‘Lightening the Mental Load that Holds Women Back (BCG April 2019)’ and ‘What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want? (Harvard Business Review February 2019)’, among others.