Asians at McKinsey

A welcoming community

Who we are

Asians at McKinsey aims to promote the advancement of colleagues of Asian backgrounds and lead on topics related to Asians in business and society externally. Our network welcomes colleagues across all roles and tenures who identify as Asian by geography or heritage, or who wish to support and celebrate Asian cultures and people.

What we do

Our regional chapters organize events and initiatives including monthly small-group discussions on mentorship and sponsorship, external speaker events, and flagship celebrations around prominent Asian holidays. We aspire to:

  • Promote Asian leadership representation at McKinsey and in other organizations
  • Build a supportive community of Asian colleagues at McKinsey across roles and tenures
  • Activate and convene Asian leaders in business and beyond
  • Serve as a leading voice on economic and social issues impacting Asian individuals and communities

Asians at McKinsey is a home for every colleague at McKinsey who identifies as Asian or is an ally to the Asian community. Our mission is to create a more inclusive and diverse firm and to celebrate the unique contributions of Asians in society.

Michael Park, Senior Partner, New York Global Sponsor, Asians at McKinsey

Our Stories

Diversity at Work: Conversations on identity

– A year after the launch of our 10 Actions to combat racism, and as many countries celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride, 12 colleagues consider the complex reality of convergent identities and how allies everywhere can support their communities.

A leader of McKinsey’s LGBTQ+ community on the significance of Pride

– As several parts of the world celebrate Pride this month, we spoke to Guangyu Li, a senior partner based in Hong Kong. Guangyu is co-leader of GLAM, McKinsey’s global network for LGBTQ+ colleagues. Here, he reflects on courage, representation, and allyship.

Our Asian Voices

In this feature, 72 Asian colleagues at McKinsey raise their voices and share their stories—on what Asian identity means to them, what allies can do to support their communities, and how they are processing this moment.

Trying something different

Mentors and feedback gave Mina the confidence to tackle her most challenging days

Driving impact in healthcare

Kasia brings technical expertise from the United States Digital Service, MIT Media Lab, and Google to their role as a product manager on the healthcare systems and services team. Read how they use tools like Jupiter notebooks and nodeJS to build and maintain a large healthcare data platform that enables consultants to draw quick, powerful insights

Lasting data science solutions

Anika, a data scientist in Chicago, uses her statistics background to implement models in Python and Excel to create long-term solutions for clients

Leading the way in creating an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ colleagues in Japan

Naomi, the partner who leads our Diversity & Inclusion initiatives in Japan, discusses our path to Gold in the Pride Index and the local activities of GLAM, our LGBTQ community

Featured insights

Executive Briefing

Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges

– Asian Americans often face invisible challenges at work. Organizations can maximize more of this group’s potential by acknowledging... its diversity.

COVID-19’s impact on Asian American workers: Six key insights

– As Asian Americans strive for equity in the workplace, the COVID-19 crisis has created additional challenges. Six insights show... how the pandemic has affected this group.

COVID-19 and advancing Asian American recovery

– Asian American communities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Stakeholders in the public, private, and social... sectors can help spur their recovery and promote greater equity.
Blog Post

Two partners discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Asian Americans

– We go behind the research with two authors of our new report on the pandemic and its disproportionate effect on the Asian American... community.

McKinsey’s Connected Leaders Academy

Connected Leaders Academy is a training program to help organizations make demonstrable progress on inclusion and equity, improve talent pipelines, and unlock the full potential of people within the company.

This program—offered at no cost to cohorts of Black leaders, Hispanic and Latino leaders, and Asian leaders—focuses on early professionals, midcareer managers, and senior executives.

Join Connected Leaders Academy to help accelerate racial equity and equip your future leaders with the skills, peer networks, and sponsorship they need to achieve their aspirations and grow within your organization.

Discussing leadership values with Asian American peers across industries was monumental.

Client testimonial Michelle Fung
Director, Americas Onboarding and Employee Experience, dentsu