Ms. Budson joined Bain Capital in 2021. She is a Partner and Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Ms. Budson leads Bain Capital’s DEI strategy and execution as it relates to recruitment, development, culture, and community across the firm and in support of its portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Bain Capital Ms. Budson spent over 20 years at Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she was co-founder and Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program. Ms. Budson consulted on a range of diversity and inclusion matters to a wide variety of clients across sectors and global regions including many in the financial services industry.
Ms. Budson received an MPA from The Harvard Kennedy School where she was a Littauer Scholar. She graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors receiving a BA from Wellesley College.