Proud Leaders

Celebrating 25 years of GLAM, McKinsey’s LGBTQ+ network

Virtual Speaker Series

2020 marks GLAM’s 25th anniversary. What started with just a small group in 1995 now includes hundreds of LGBTQ+ colleagues worldwide alongside a large allies network.

To celebrate this special anniversary, we invite you to attend our Proud Leaders - Virtual Speaker Series. The series of six webinars will focus on different aspects of our GLAM network and introduce you to some of our LGBTQ+ colleagues from across Europe.

Program details

You may register for as many of the webinars as you would like. You will be provided with the specific link to the webinar you have selected on the day of the event.

Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CET

Hear about McKinsey's latest research on diversity and explore ways to drive real progress.

McKinsey’s LGBTQ+ network at 25: past, present, and future

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CET

Learn more about GLAM—McKinsey's LGBTQ+ network—and how it has evolved from a handful of colleagues to a large global network.

Tales of allyship

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CET

Listen to stories about allies at McKinsey and learn more about why allyship matters in the workplace.

Power couples: How queer professionals make dual careers work

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CET

Explore the unique set of opportunities and challenges dual LGBTQ+ couples face and how to balance career fulfilment and relationship success.

Out and proud: Being LGBTQ+ at work

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CET

Learn more about McKinsey’s commitment to LGBTQ+ colleagues and discuss the relevance of being “out and proud” at work.

LGBTQ+ voices: McKinsey research on learning from lived experiences

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CET

Learn more about McKinsey's latest research exploring the challenges LGBTQ+ employees face globally, and six ways to help them bring their authentic selves to work.

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 these sessions, including joining without your camera turned on and/or changing your name as it appears on the Zoom screen upon joining.

Please register at least 24 hours prior to the session of your choice


Our Proud Leaders - Virtual speaker series is aimed at individuals who are currently based in Europe, self-identify as LGBTQ+ or LGBTQ+ ally and are interested in learning more about being LGBTQ+ at McKinsey.

This virtual series is just one of our many worldwide programs aimed at helping candidates get to know McKinsey better. Stay tuned to our Real Life at McKinsey Facebook page, as well as our Careers blog, for more information regarding upcoming events and initiatives.

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