Being a faculty member at Embark

– Today I wanted to share something that may be one of my best McKinsey experiences to date: I was invited to be a faculty member... for Embark, our new hire training program.

Shooting videos for a digital training module

– In one of my earlier posts, I wrote about some work I’m doing with McKinsey Academy to create digital learning modules.

Decisions about work and life

– In my last post, I shared a look into my toughest client engagement in my time at McKinsey, so now I want to tell you what I did... once it was over!

A great team experience with talented women

– Since completing the KIP project I wrote about in my last post, I’ve also worked on a client engagement focused on product... optimization. This was really cool work with very tangible impact, and I’m really proud of what we were able to achieve in partnership with the client.

The three things I love most about McKinsey

– Hi everyone, and thank you for visiting my blog! This is my very first post and I am so excited to start sharing snippets of my... McKinsey life with all of you. Let me be honest, I am a little biased here—I decided to join the McKinsey Women blog because I’ve been loving my McKinsey experience and I care deeply about women in the workplace.

More events with the Academy of Female Business Leaders

– Last time I wrote about the first two events I participated in for the Academy of Female Business Leaders. In this post I’ll... give you a look at the third and fourth events.

My first year as a BA

– Hello everyone! I'm so excited to start my blog and share my McKinsey experiences on this platform. For this first post, I'd... like to share my first-year BA experience and an inseparable part of it—the Chicago BA community.

My wedding update

– Well, my big news is that I got married a few weeks ago! We held our wedding on the beach in Florida, which was awesome.

Bringing a personal hobby to work

– I hope you are enjoying a lovely spring! Today I wanted to share my story of combining a personal hobby with work. Last year,... I took up running – it is a great way to challenge myself physically, and at the same time it is a very simple and mind-relaxing activity.

Working on a KIP for the Operations practice

– Wow, it has been a while – so much to catch up on! For this post I wanted to share a cool non-client project I worked on.

Working with the Academy of Female Business Leaders

– Hi everyone, and happy spring! We have had two amazing weeks of nice temperatures here in Poland, which makes such a big difference... in everyone’s demeanors—people smile more and are generally easier going.

Co-authoring a new article

– For today’s blog I wanted to share a new article that I co-authored, which is focused on the contract review process for... the procurement line.

Reflections on my trip to Antarctica

– I’m back from my Antarctic adventure and wanted to share some of my thoughts after this unique opportunity. For those of... you who are new readers, you can learn more about this trip in my last blog entry.

Working with McKinsey Academy

– Happy spring for those readers in the northern hemisphere! Today I want to share a peek into some work that I have been doing... with McKinsey Academy, which is our digital learning platform for clients.

My most fun project at McKinsey

– Hi everybody! It’s been a little while since my last update, and I am excited to tell you about a project that was my most... fun one (so far) at McKinsey.

TMT work and planning FDLA

– The spring has been off to a great start. I am in the midst of my second TMT (tech, media, and telecommunications) project at... the firm, which I am really enjoying.

Attending Client Leadership Workshop I

– As I write this, I’m in sunny California for a client workshop focused on capability building. This business trip was a... welcome one, and this morning’s run in Newport Beach was just what I needed after a long, cold Chicago winter!

Gearing up for an Antarctic adventure

– From the day I joined McKinsey, leadership has been central to all my experiences here, whether it’s leading teams and clients... or daily project management or thought leadership.

An offsite in Cartagena

– Hi again! Now that I’ve introduced myself, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into the Spanish Latin America retreat.

Four noteworthy year-end events

– Happy New Year! In my last post, I promised an update on some of the events and training programs I attended towards the end of... 2017.

Kicking off my new year in a great way

– I love year ends—they lead to new beginnings. The start of a fresh year brings infinite possibilities for each one of us.

A New Year's ski trip

– I hope that you had a nice winter break. It's hard to believe 2017 is over! It was a really special year for me, and one that... I both started and ended by skiing with friends from INSEAD.

Hello from Chile!

– Welcome to my blog! I look forward to sharing my life here in Latin America over the coming months. As a quick introduction,... I’m a “third year” business analyst in Santiago, Chile.

Happy holidays

– Hi everyone! As the year comes to a close, I feel grateful for everything 2017 brought with it—the energizing client engagements,... the new faces I met through the year, the events and communities I was part of—and it leaves me feeling content.

Personal news and my holiday plans

– As I mentioned in my last post, I have an exciting personal update: My boyfriend Brian and I are engaged to be married!

My experience on an evaluation committee

– In my... last post, I mentioned that I was invited to be a member of the year-end evaluation committee for our knowledge colleagues in the Operations practice, so I wanted to share a bit about that.

Hello from our London office

– Thank you for reading my blog! I'm excited to use this platform to share my experiences—and I hope to interest some of you... in joining McKinsey.

Organizing an offsite for our Warsaw BAs

– For the last several weeks, I had the pleasure of organizing our 2017 BA Retreat, an offsite program for our business analyst... (BA) cohort. I was responsible for the professional program, and I joined hands with my amazing colleagues...

Welcome to my blog

– Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog! I've actually always wanted to have a blog, so I'm really excited to join my fellow women... colleagues on this platform and hope that you enjoy hearing about my life in Kyiv. For my first entry, I'll share a little more about myself.

Celebrating Ethiopian New Year Part 2

– Hi everyone! I'm back with part two of my post about Ethiopian New Year. 

A project that checks all of my boxes

– I hope you're enjoying fall! I wanted to share a snapshot of my current engagement, which is checking a lot of boxes when I think... about what I'm seeking at my one-year mark at McKinsey: industry, leadership, and location.

Getting more involved in recruiting as an interviewer

– When I was studying at INSEAD last year, I had many discussions with my MBA classmates who were applying to McKinsey. 

A new responsibility in my new role

– Happy October, everyone! I've been back from a fantastic summer PTO in the Rocky Mountains for about two weeks now, and have been... quite busy catching up on all my clients, knowledge network efforts I'm driving with my teams, and getting ready for year-end evaluations.

Celebrating Ethiopian New Year

– Happy Ethiopian New Year! I am still the engagement manager on the tax transformation work we are doing in Ethiopia—six... months and counting. It’s been such a great opportunity to learn more about the country, its rich history and traditions.

Enjoying an extended break over the summer

– Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed summer and that fall is off to a great start. My summer was incredible, and you didn't read any... blog updates from me for a good reason.

My experience at Associate Partner Orientation

– Summer greetings, everyone! I've just returned from an amazing training and wanted to share a bit about it with you.

Returning to McKinsey after completing my MBA

– Hello again! I last checked in after completing my first semester at INSEAD, and now I'm excited that share that I have graduated... and returned to McKinsey as an associate.

Rejoining McKinsey after four years away

– Hello everyone! I'm excited to be re-joining the team of McKinsey Women bloggers. I left the firm in June 2013 after a whirlwind... three years at McKinsey: a summer internship in 2009, two years as a business analyst in Minneapolis, and a third year in the Lagos office that changed my (McKinsey) life.

Focusing on reach and relevance in my new role

– It has been a very busy six months! In my last post, I mentioned that I’d been doing a good amount of Associate Partner-level... work, and I am really excited to share... 

Busy client work and Austin City Limits

– I’ve had a busy and exciting few months with client work. I had a couple of long-term situations as the “CD”... (content director) for teams.

A mostly women team, a big move, and a gender diversity project

– Wow…so much has happened in 6 months—it’s hard to know where to begin!

Temporarily leaving McKinsey to earn my MBA

– Hi everyone! I wanted to write one more update before I depart for INSEAD to realize my dream of earning my MBA. I am so incredibly... excited for this next adventure.

An update from Next Generation Women Leaders

– I’m back with an update on our Next Generation Women Leaders event! After months of planning and promoting, we were thrilled... that thousands of talented women applied to attend the event.

A crazy few months topped off with awesome travel

– Hi everyone! It’s been a crazy few months for me. As you know, I switched from the traditional consultant role to a knowledge... expert role a while back.