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Growing Our Communities: Creating Inclusivity at Bain

João Soares, a partner in our London office and the global head of BGLAD, Bain’s LGBTQ network, shares how he not only transformed his career, but Bain’s approach on creating inclusive communities.

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Growing Our Communities: Creating Inclusivity at Bain
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*This episode was recorded June 2021 during PRIDE month.

Like many who get the call to join Bain, the expectation to do future defining work and excel professionally is a no-brainer. But, what Bainies gain along with an impressive career is why we pride ourselves as one of the best places to work.

João Soares, a partner in our London office and the global head of BGLAD, Bain’s LGBTQ network, joined as an Associate Partner after his time at Carne in Portugal. After joining our Madrid office, João received opportunities to work in Brussels, Paris, Australia, and now London, where he leads our financial services practice for EMEA (our Europe, Middle East and Africa locations).

Throughout his time at Bain, João was not only lead to grow in his career, but in Bain’s LGBTQ community as well. Starting off only sharing his sexual orientation with a moderator in the BGLAD network, João came out on his terms, and vows to make sure everyone in the LGBTQ community can do the same.

Listen to João’s journey to Bain, his coming out story and the efforts he and our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council are making to increase levels of belonging and community for all Bainies.

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