Proud Leaders – Europe

March 10th & 11th 2022
Virtual event

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

Proud Leaders - Europe was created to support talented individuals from across Europe, who self-identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, intersex or are an LGBTQ+ ally.

A member of a group personally identifies with the group, whereas an ally does not personally identify with the group, but wants to support it. GLAM Allies is a group of McKinsey colleagues who volunteer to be visible and vocal advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion and to provide support to LGBTQ+ colleagues as needed.

To give attendees an opportunity to create a sense of connection and community, we will kick off the program with a session on Thursday evening. Join us for welcoming words from an inspirational speaker from our LGBTQ+ network and learn about what qualities make a leader inspiring. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other in an informal setting.

Following our introduction session, the virtual program will continue, which will include an interactive case study workshop, during which attendees will learn McKinsey’s approach to problem-solving. Attendees will also hear from more inspirational speakers and virtually meet members of GLAM, our LGBTQ+ community at McKinsey. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about consulting, McKinsey, and being LGBTQ+ at work.

Virtual event details

For the event, we are looking for leaders based in Europe (or have strong ties with Europe) who:

  • self-identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, including, but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, intersex or are an LGBTQ+ ally.
  • are pursuing an Undergraduate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree OR are a professional with fewer than eight years of work experience

You should apply if you:

  • exhibit strong leadership capabilities
  • work effectively with groups of people from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences
  • have an ambitious, curious, and analytical mindset
  • enjoy problem solving and creative thinking

How to apply

To be considered for Proud Leaders - Europe, please submit the following:

  • Your resumé in English, which should include details of your education and grades, work experience, and extracurricular activities and achievements
  • Office location or business function preference

Application process

During the Proud Leaders - Europe application process, you will be asked to complete a short online form.

When completing this form, you will choose up to three office locations or business functions to review your application and consider selecting you. We advise you to make your selections based on geographic or industry ties—that is, you have studied or lived in the country, or you have work experience in the business function or industry. You should also be fluent in the local language.

Our colleagues in this office or business function will review your application and, should you be successful in the selection process, sponsor your participation for the virtual event.

We will be in touch with you regarding the outcome of your application by the end of February.

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Applications for Proud Leaders - Europe will open on 1st December 2021

This event is non-evaluative. It is an opportunity for you to get to know us and learn more about McKinsey.

Proud Leaders - Europe was created to support talented individuals from across Europe, who self-identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, intersex or are an LGBTQ+ ally.

We welcome applications from all universities and disciplines, including law, medical, and engineering degrees, PhD, Master’s, and MBA programs.

We recognize that each attendee’s circumstances may be different and we want to ensure your privacy is considered. We encourage you to do what feels most comfortable during this event, including joining without your camera turned on or changing your name as it appears on the Zoom screen upon joining.

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