Spark

Ignite your personal journey.

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 January 31, 2018 and will include:

  • Journeys of talented women forging their paths and brands at McKinsey and beyond
  • Actionable tips for creating a personal brand and continuing in 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, JDs, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows) across the United States who will complete their programs in 2019 and 2020. There is no fee to participate.

Please submit your interest online as soon as possible, but no later than January 28, 2018.

We will send details for joining the webcast on a rolling basis, but no later than January 29.

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Spark Event Series

The Spark Event Series will take place in Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco on the morning of Friday, February 16, 2018.

This exciting opportunity will include:

  • A dynamic panel of McKinsey women who will share their personal journeys and answer your questions
  • An interactive personal branding exercise with actionable next steps to take with you
  • A connectivity lunch with your fellow participants and McKinsey women
  • Ongoing opportunities to engage with McKinsey and fellow participants through Spark Social in spring 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Spark Event Series is open to advanced professional degree women (PhDs, JDs, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows) at Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Stanford, UCSF and UC Berkeley, who will complete their programs of study in 2019 and 2020. There is no fee to participate.

Please submit your interest online as soon as possible, but no later than February 4, 2018. Our goal is to include as many eligible women as possible in this exciting series of events.

We will notify all interested participants by February 9, and will begin a wait list for attendance once we have reached capacity.

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