September 21, 2022—CHICAGO
West Monroe, one of the fastest-growing digital services firms, today announced its 2022 class of Fischer Global Service Fellows.
West Monroe launched the Global Service Fellowship Program in 2013 to honor the firm’s co-founder and former CEO, Dean Fischer, who inspired West Monroe with his commitment to building healthy communities and preserving the natural environment. Now in its ninth year, the Fischer Global Service Fellowship Program provides West Monroe employees up to six months of leave to volunteer their time and talent to support a philanthropic and humanitarian issue of interest, anywhere in the world.
The four new Fischer Fellows join 28 other West Monroe professionals who previously completed fellowships, supporting causes that include literacy, clean water, gender equity, mental/behavioral health, economic empowerment, infrastructure development, human trafficking prevention, and more. Fischer Fellows have served on almost all continents and in their local communities. In 2020 and 2021, the Fischer Fellowship was paused due to the pandemic.
“Congratulations to this new group of outstanding Fischer Fellows, who strive to make the world a better and more equitable place. The passion our people demonstrate while on their fellowships and when they return to West Monroe is extremely inspiring to us all,” said Chief People Officer Susan Stelter.
Our Fellows return from their experience not only as better professionals but also stronger leaders. The program has become an important thread in the fabric of West Monroe.”
The following are the 2022 Fischer Fellows:
Theresa Miller, a senior consultant in the Energy & Utilities practice in Chicago, is volunteering in Nome, Alaska with Norton Sound Health Corporation's (NSHC) community utility assistance program to address sanitation needs in the Bering Strait region. The program's vision is to secure access to safe and affordable water/wastewater systems for all 15 communities by 2030. She is establishing utility emergency response plans, developing regulatory compliance dashboards, launching a regionwide home sanitation needs assessment, and designing a centralized grant management strategy.
Sarah Reynolds, a senior consultant in the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice in Seattle, will be working with a Washington D.C. based organization that partners with local leaders and organizations around the world to improve their local community health, access to education, and climate resiliency to improve individual livelihoods and promote more inclusive governance. She will leverage her program management and strategic transformation experiences to support their women-specific initiatives that provides unique mentorship and aid to individual female business owners in developing nations who do not have access to learning and networking opportunities.
“We are excited to announce another fantastic class of Fischer Fellows. It’s energizing to see our people support these fantastic organizations by leveraging their skills developed at West Monroe,” said Lauren Rooney, West Monroe’s corporate social responsibility lead. “We know now more than ever our people want a deeper sense of purpose both in and outside of the office. Not only do the Fellows return to West Monroe having made an impact on the organizations and communities they served, but they return as more well-rounded leaders.”
Employees interested in pursuing a Fischer Fellowship are required to develop a comprehensive proposal, which includes vetting an organization to work with and creating a proposal detailing a budget and expected impact. A West Monroe committee solicits and reviews the proposals annually and awards selected applicants with fellowship opportunities.
The Fischer Global Service Fellowship is one component of West Monroe’s core value of social responsibility, combining community focused, large-scale programs with grassroots, employee-led efforts to support the causes most important to both our people and our communities. Most recently, the firm’s more than 2,200 employees volunteered for its annual Day of Service on July 15, 2022, dedicating 8,493 hours to 82 organizations in 25 cities and 3 counties.
About West Monroe
West Monroe is a digital services firm that was born in technology but built for business—partnering with companies in transformative industries to deliver quantifiable financial value. We believe that digital is a mindset—not a project, a team, or a destination—and it’s something companies become, not something they do. That’s why we work in diverse, multidisciplinary teams that blend management consulting, digital design, and product engineering to move companies from traditional ways of working to digital operating models—and create experiences that transcend the digital and physical worlds. Connected by the 13 founding values that drive our culture, our 2,200 employees work collaboratively across the firm with the belief that our clients’ success is our success. Visit WestMonroe.com to learn more.
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