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McKinsey Spark

McKinsey believes in developing strong female leaders and creating opportunities for outstanding women to connect with one another. We do so every day, both internally and with our clients. We are excited to invite you to join us for McKinsey Spark, a series of live and virtual events to serve as catalyst for igniting your personal journey and building a community of like-minded women.
A series of learning and connectivity opportunities for women in advanced professional degree (APD) programs

Spark Symposium

Spark Symposium is a dynamic webcast designed to ignite your personal development. The Symposium will take place the evening of March 6, 2019 from 7-8 PM ET and will include:

  • Journeys of talented women forging their paths at McKinsey and beyond
  • Actionable tips for leveraging your advanced professional degree skills and continuing your leadership development
  • Next steps to consider while navigating your transition from academia
  • Opportunities to stay connected with McKinsey following the event

Eligibility Requirements

Spark Symposium is open to advanced professional degree women (PhDs, Postdocs, JDs, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows) across the United States who will complete their programs in 2020 and 2021. There is no fee to participate.

The application deadline has passed. Please check back next spring for 2020 dates.

Spark Event Series

The Spark Event Series will take place in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and Silicon Valley throughout April and May of 2019.

This exciting opportunity will include:

  • A dynamic panel of McKinsey women who will share their personal journeys and answer your questions
  • An interactive networking exercise with actionable next steps to take with you
  • A connectivity lunch with your fellow participants and McKinsey women

Eligibility Requirements

Spark Event Series is open to PhD and Postdoc women graduating in 2020 and JD or medical student/resident/fellow women graduating in 2020 or 2021. There is no fee to participate.

The application deadline has passed. Please check back next spring for 2020 dates.

Spark Event Series dates are as follows:

  • Atlanta – April 19, 2019
  • Philadelphia – April 26, 2019
  • Boston – May 3, 2019
  • Chicago – May 17, 2019
  • Silicon Valley – May 17, 2019
  • New York – May 31, 2019

Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, April 9, 2019 and we will begin a wait list for attendance once we have reached capacity. Accepted applicants will be eligible for up to $100 in reimbursement for travel to and from the event (e.g. train, Uber, Lyft, mileage, partial flight cost). Lodging costs will not be reimbursed. More details on the process for travel reimbursement will be shared upon acceptance to the program.