What stands out at McKinsey is the culture of mentorship. I am lucky to have not one, but several mentors in different geographies.
Describe your background and experience at McKinsey
I started my career with McKinsey after receiving my MBA. After 3 years, I left to continue my career at both start-ups and big consulting firms, working on projects with large global clients across multiple industry sectors and leading large business research teams. Recently, I had an opportunity to rejoin McKinsey as a practice manager and leverage my collective experiences.
What stands out at McKinsey that enticed you to return?
Having worked across different companies and cultures, what stands out at McKinsey is the culture of mentorship. I am lucky to have not one, but several mentors in different geographies. No matter how busy they may be, they always make time for a lunch or a phone call or a video conference. This is incredibly uplifting for my professional development.
How do you maintain work-life balance at the firm?
A former senior partner in the firm once told me, “Make sure to set some boundaries for your personal time.” Since then I block time on my calendar each day when I do not take calls. My leadership is highly supportive of commitments people have outside the office, and as a team we collaborate to ensure that there is balance for everyone.