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Operations Women’s Leadership

Operations Women’s Leadership

August 28, 2020
Virtual Event

McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding women leaders and promoting gender diversity, both at our firm and in the world at large.

Operations Women’s Leadership (OWL) is a virtual event that will offer you the opportunity to learn more about McKinsey’s work in operations. During the event you will have ample time to engage with McKinsey women colleagues and meet other likeminded women.

Individuals selected to attend OWL will be paired with a mentor from McKinsey's Operations Practice.

Virtual Event Details


August 28, 2020


We are looking to get to know individuals in North America who self-identify as women and meet the following requirements:

Why Apply

You should apply to OWL if you:

  • Actively seek ways to maximize your own potential
  • Enjoy problem solving and creative thinking
  • Thrive in a team environment
  • Want to use your talents to make positive changes in your lives and the world we share

How to Apply

Apply by July 20, 2020. Your application should include a CV/Resume. No cover letter is needed.

We will inform you of the outcome of your OWL application by August 10, 2020.

We are no longer accepting applications for our Operations Women’s Leadership event

Meet our operations colleagues

“I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to spend time with a group of highly motivated, accomplished women. Not only was I inspired by each individual’s accomplishments, but I was empowered by our shared experiences and struggles as women leaders in operations. Since joining McKinsey, I have leveraged my industry experience to help utility companies develop grid modernization strategy, advised clients on public-private partnerships, and developed business cases for large scale infrastructure in North America.”

Bernice, associate, Toronto, 2018 OWL attendee

“I was hesitant to explore a career in consulting but after the OWL event I decided McKinsey was the best place to develop and grow my passion for pharmaceutical manufacturing. At OWL, I met some amazingly talented women and was excited by the work that McKinsey operations was leading. Since joining, I have been able to visit the McKinsey North America and Europe lean manufacturing centers, serve multiple pharmaceutical clients and expand my knowledge in the digital practice. The OWL event is a great place to find out if consulting is a good fit for you.”

Katie, business analyst, Boston, 2018 OWL attendee

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

OWL is intended for individuals who self-identify as women and are based in North America. It is just one of our many programs to help individuals get to know McKinsey better. Follow the Real Life at McKinsey Facebook page and subscribe to our Careers blog for more information about our people and upcoming events and initiatives.

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