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McKinsey Achievement Awards

McKinsey Achievement Awards

Advancing talent. Celebrating diversity.
McKinsey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is passionate about developing leaders. We have created and sponsored many programs, and we are excited to launch a new series of McKinsey Achievement Awards to recognize and support talented people who may be currently underrepresented in leadership roles.

Why Apply

You should apply if you want to:

  • receive mentoring and advice on career development and connect with McKinsey consultants
  • learn more about the work we do at McKinsey and what being a consultant really means

2020 McKinsey Achievement Awards

Applications for the awards are now closed

McKinsey 1st Generation Achievement Award

for individuals who are the first in their family to earn a higher-education academic degree (that is, your parent(s) did not attend and graduate from a university).

McKinsey LGBTQ+ Achievement Award

for individuals who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning.

McKinsey Women Achievement Award

for individuals who self-identify as women.

Awards recipients will receive the following:

6-month mentorship

A McKinsey consultant will mentor you and share advice regarding your academic or professional advancement. They will answer questions and help with interview preparation, should you apply for a role at McKinsey.

$2,500 USD

(or local-currency equivalent) to support academic or professional development.*

*The award is in gross amount and may be subject to local taxation

The McKinsey Achievement Awards are just one of our many worldwide programs aimed at helping candidates get to know McKinsey better. With the first edition of the program, we are aiming at recognizing talented individuals who self-identify as women, LGBTQ+, or who are the first in their families to attend university. We appreciate this does not cover all aspects of diversity in gender, ethnicity, background, education, orientation, et cetera.

If you don’t fit our criteria for the 2020 McKinsey Achievement Awards, please stay tuned to our social media feeds for more opportunities to connect in the future, subscribe to our careers blog for job alerts, and apply for one of our open roles that’s a better fit for your background, skill set, and experience level.

Related resources

Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is embedded in our firm’s history and daily practice.

Women at McKinsey

Attracting and developing exceptional talent is core to our mission. If we do not have equal representation of women, we are missing... out on critical talent.

LGBTQ+ at McKinsey

In 1995, a group of colleagues created GLAM, our LGBTQ+ network, which formally demonstrates our commitment to LGBTQ+ equality... and inclusion.

Questions for the McKinsey Achievement Awards team?