Diversity Connect - Europe

March 3-4, 2022

McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding leaders and promoting diversity, both at our firm and in the world at large. We have created and sponsored many programs, and are proud to launch Diversity Connect - Europe to support talented individuals who may be currently underrepresented in leadership roles.

Diversity Connect - Europe will bring together individuals from across Europe who self-identify as having an African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, Turkish or mixed heritage.

Attendees will enjoy two days of inspirational virtual talks, workshops, discussions, and networking. Topics will include leadership, problem solving, and an overview of McKinsey’s research on Diversity & Inclusion.

Virtual event details


March 3-4, 2022

We are looking to get to individuals based in Europe who:

  • self-identify as having an African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, Turkish or mixed heritage.
  • are pursuing an Undergraduate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree OR are a professional with fewer than eight years of work experience

You should apply if you:

  • exhibit strong leadership capabilities
  • work effectively with groups of people from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences
  • have an ambitious, curious, and analytical mindset
  • have a proven record of leadership in an academic or professional setting
  • enjoy problem solving and creative thinking

How to apply

To be considered for Diversity Connect - Europe, we ask that you submit the following:

This event is non-evaluative. It is an opportunity for you to get to know us and learn more about working at McKinsey.

What to expect

The event will give you the opportunity to meet colleagues from McKinsey, enjoy different networking sessions, learn more about our work, and the chance to enjoy workshops that build on your personal skills.

Application process

During the Diversity Connect - Europe application process, you will be asked to complete a short online form.

When completing this form, you will choose up to three office locations or business functions to review your application and consider selecting you. We advise you to make your selections based on geographic or industry ties—that is, you have studied or lived in the country, or you have work experience in the business function or industry. You should also be fluent in the local language.

Our colleagues in this office or business function will review your application and, should you be successful in the selection process, sponsor your participation for the virtual event.

You can submit your application until January 30, 2022. In mid-February 2022, we will get in touch with you regarding the outcome of your application.

Visit our FAQ page for more details.

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"I was pleasantly surprised that despite the virtual format of the event I attended, the speakers ensured that participants were connected and engaged, and not just passive recipients of information. In my view, connection isn't measured by how many people are in a room, but rather how many people have shown up and are willing to share something personal about themselves and co-create something meaningful together.” – feedback from a 2020 McKinsey virtual event participant 
“The fact we engaged so seamlessly online turned out to have immense benefits and has made me more open to how online engagement, if done well and with the right attitude, can have a great impact. If as much attention to detail, connection and energy are put into how we engage online as in- person, I am confident we can gain traction in our many virtual communities and change the narrative about working online together!”  – feedback from a 2020 McKinsey virtual event participant