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Learn more about Booz Allen's diverse culture and environment of inclusion that fosters respect and opportunity for all employees.
We've come a long way delivering innovative solutions. But our next chapter is still being written.
Our 22,600 engineers, scientists, software developers, technologists, and consultants live to solve problems that matter. We’re proud of the diversity throughout our organization, from our most junior ranks to our board of directors and leadership team.
Booz Allen takes pride in a culture that encourages and rewards the many dimensions of leadership—innovative thinking, active collaboration, and personal service. We’re particularly proud of the diversity of our Leadership Team and Board of Directors, among the most diverse in corporate America today.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Booz Allen hosted a panel discussion with three of our leaders: Nancy Laben, Chief Legal Officer; Kristine Martin Anderson, Civil Group Lead; and Angie Messer, Chief Transformation Officer.
They shared moments from their professional journeys and told about challenges along the way. Here are a few highlights for rising professionals.
Nancy: I have a background in international law and always wanted to practice overseas, so when the opportunity came up to run an Asia Pacific legal practice, I asked for the job. At the time, my daughter was two-years-old and I was pregnant, and the response was basically, “Huh, you?” I heard that if I made the move I’d be “out of sight, out of mind” and would never make progress. It turned out to be the most fun years I’ve had, and one of the best decisions to take that leap. But the challenge was asking for the job and getting over the inability to advocate for myself.
Kristine: When I was 24, I worked for a healthcare startup which was a great experience—but for the first five years I was told that every senior position would have to go to a doctor. I had to continually hire physicians to do work that I trained them to do, and they would get paid twice as much. I knew I could do the job if I had the chance and it took me five years to say, “I’m not doing this anymore.” I drove cross country, took another job (in Tijuana!) and then heard from the two founders that they didn’t accept my resignation. Eight months later I came back to a leadership position, so it was all worth it—but it was a huge challenge to get the idea across that you should give me the recognition that I’m worth.
Angie: My biggest lesson learned came early in my career as a senior consultant at Booz Allen. I have a military background, and if you have a problem in the military you don’t escalate it unless you have a solution. It was a very different culture coming into Booz Allen but I came in so hell-bent on solving things myself—I learned the hard way that I needed to reach out to the next level up with my ideas. The power of diversity comes when people join together to solve hard problems. Don’t always try to have that answer, but work with others to get it to the right place.
Listen to Kristine talk more about empowerment and diversity at work.