At CIL we are passionate about building a successful team of people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds. Helping our clients grow requires creative thinking and fresh perspectives and, to deliver this, we need a diverse workforce of exceptional individuals.
Led by our diversity and inclusion team, CIL aims to foster an inclusive work environment where everyone has the opportunity and support needed to develop and progress in their careers. Our activities in this area are constantly evolving and cover training, networking, outreach to underrepresented groups as well as other activities.
“Increasing our diversity and inclusion will not only make us a more interesting and enjoyable company to work for, it will also make us a much more effective partner for our clients as they look to drive growth and build value in a complex and diverse world.”
Tabitha Elwes, diversity and inclusion lead
Women in consulting
Each year, we invite women from a range of universities to visit our offices to hear from individuals at all levels of the company about what it is like to work in management consulting and at CIL. During the day, we provide help on CVs and cover letters and run a case study and interview workshop. These insight days have been key to driving an increase in our female applicant numbers.
“The women in consulting day gave me an opportunity to talk to women who work at CIL and get their honest opinions on their experience of the sector and the company. It was great to meet women at all stages of their careers and hear about how CIL tries to ensure it is a great company for women to work for.”
Hannah, senior analyst
Through CIL’s relationship with UpReach, we provide insight days, mentorship, work experience, internship and job opportunities to talented, and highly driven university students from less-advantaged backgrounds.
Women in leadership
CIL regularly runs women in leadership seminars for employees to meet and hear about the experiences of other women in senior positions in their field. Past speakers include a female Partner and Investment Managers from Graphite Capital; Group Secretary of M&S; Former MD at the EBRD; Partner at Livingbridge; Corporate Finance Partner from one of the top four accounting companies, and ex-Army and McKinsey Development Manager.
CIL also work with expert organisations to run a range of training programmes, these include sessions on building the confidence of women in the workplace and unconscious bias training.