Chicago (Oct. 14, 2021) Maria Steingoltz, Managing Director at L.E.K. Consulting, has been named among Consulting magazine’s 2021 Women Leaders in Consulting, as a Future Leader. The awards highlight the achievements and outstanding efforts of women in the industry.

Steingoltz, based in Chicago, works in the firm’s retail and consumer products sector, with a special focus in food and beverage as well as beauty and personal care (BPC). She built L.E.K.’s BPC practice, which supports growth objectives for brands and organizations across the value chain. Steingoltz has worked on more than 100 transactions in both the food and beverage and BPC space, and she developed a framework that helps clients spot trends in the consumer ecosystem.

“Maria is involved in the L.E.K. Women’s Network and acts as a Chicago office sponsor for the program. In addition, she’s led several pro bono projects, is active in recruitment and diversity initiatives at L.E.K. and mentors consultants and managers,” said Rob Rourke, President of L.E.K.’s Americas region. “We congratulate Maria on this well-deserved award that recognizes her many accomplishments for our firm and the profession, and we look forward to her future contributions.”

“I’m thrilled and honored to receive this respected award from Consulting Magazine. The dedication of my colleagues and clients has been instrumental to my career,” said Steingoltz.

Steingoltz will be honored at the annual Women Leaders in Consulting Gala Awards Dinner in New York on November 11, 2021.

About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private- and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,600 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to