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About Our Network

McKinsey is a place where LGBTQ people thrive.

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

We focused our commitment to LGBTQ equality in 1995 when a group of colleagues formally created our LGBTQ professional network. GLAM has evolved and grown globally to include people of all orientations. The network is also a respected advisor to McKinsey on LGBTQ 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, queer and transgender professionals. We create an environment where all people can develop and grow to their full potential.


GLAM (LGBTQ) at McKinsey

Members and allies of our LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ rights.

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

The Alliance

An annual forum by McKinsey convening the world’s most influential LGBTQ leaders

External Recognition

McKinsey earned a perfect score of 100 for the 11th year in a row on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index 2017.

Leadership Support

Kevin Sneader, Global Managing Partner

“Inclusion is personal for me. I believe in our research that more inclusivity and more diversity is better. There can be no glass closets, no glass ceilings. We are doing everything we can to make sure that’s the case within and beyond our firm.”

Out and proud at McKinsey

McKinsey’s LGBTQ affinity group celebrates two decades of growth, support, and progress.

As a co-founder of GLAM more than 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, Global Recruiting