GLAM Colleagues

Equality is in our DNA. Being out is just normal.

About Our Network

McKinsey is a place where LGBT people thrive.

GLAM (Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender at McKinsey) is a vibrant, connected, worldwide network of LGBT colleagues who are committed to each other’s success and to attracting more talented LGBT individuals into the McKinsey community.

We focused our commitment to LGBT equality in 1995 when a group of colleagues formally created our LGBT professional network. , GLAM has evolved and grown globally to include people of all orientations. The network is also a respected advisor to McKinsey on LGBT policies and benefits. We’re proud of the perfect score of 100 we’ve earned in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate equality index every year since 2006, when we first joined the survey.

What We Do

We are GLAM

We support McKinsey as a place that attracts, supports, respects, and retains talented lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals. We create an environment where all people can develop and grow to their full potential.

GLAM (LGBT) at McKinsey
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GLAM (LGBT) at McKinsey

Members and allies of our LGBT organization describe how GLAM has helped them bring their whole selves to work, form meaningful and lasting relationships, achieve incredible client impact, and reach their potential.

How we do it: Connectivity and development

Mentorship and conversation with openly LGBT leaders has a huge impact. McKinsey sponsors regular professional-development conferences for our GLAM network—all GLAM consultants worldwide are invited. We get close to 100 percent attendance.

How we do it: Encourage an inclusive and welcoming environment

McKinsey’ s policies and environment have made it a leader in LGBT equality. We believe the same values that drive the excellence of our client work—respect for talent and the importance of individual development and personal satisfaction—lead to our inclusive culture and our leadership in all areas of diversity.

To expand our efforts, we created GLAM Allies groups for straight colleagues who want to get involved and extend GLAM’s influence.

How we do it: Recruiting

McKinsey is a founding sponsor of groups such as Reaching Out MBA in the United States and Brazil, Out for Undergraduates in Business, IvyQ, and Open for Business, a business-led coalition focused on the business and economic case for global LGBT rights.

You will find our LGBT consultants at many schools meeting with students and providing insight into the working and welcoming environment at McKinsey.

External Recognition

McKinsey earned a perfect score of 100 for the ninth year in a row on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index 2015.

Leadership Support

Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner

“McKinsey is proud of GLAM’s impact and our role as a leader on LGBT issues: our policies that set the global standard, our LGBT-related client work—pro bono and other, and our GLAM colleagues who are inspiring role models by being themselves openly and honestly.”

Out and proud at McKinsey

McKinsey’s LGBT affinity group celebrates two decades of growth, support, and progress.
As a co founder of GLAM almost 20 years ago, my experiences at McKinsey have been nothing short of inspiring. As the leader of global recruiting, I am particularly proud to welcome diverse talent to share that experience.

Brian Rolfes

Partner, Director of Global Recruiting