Virtual event

Women Act

Creating sustainability in operations
July 8-9, 2021

Do you want to deepen your problem-solving skills and find a career path that suits your interests and passions?

We invite you to learn about creating sustainability in operations at Women Act, a virtual event taking place July 8–9, 2021.

Women Act participants will gain insights into the various types of sustainability projects our European Operations consultants work on. Along with peers from across Europe, those in attendance will sharpen their problem solving skills by working on an interactive business case study linked to a sustainability topic in operations. Participants will also have ample networking time to connect with our consultants in a relaxed setting and ask them questions about working at McKinsey.

Virtual Event Details


July 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CET

Welcome and networking

July 9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CET

Business case study and workshops

Please note, the times above may shift slightly prior to the event.


We are looking for individuals based in Europe who self-identify as women and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • professionals with a background in engineering or business who have work experience in operations—for instance, advanced analytics, capital excellence, manufacturing, implementation, procurement, product development, service operations, supply-chain management, or quality management
  • students working toward a master’s degree, MBA, or PhD with a focus on engineering or business

Why apply

You should apply to Women Act if you:

  • have a passion for operations and sustainability
  • enjoy problem solving and creative thinking
  • actively seek ways to make positive changes

How to apply

Your application should include your CV (in English) as well as transcripts and certificates from secondary school and your university, with all relevant grades.

No cover letter is needed.

Women Act applications are due by June 8, 2021. We will inform you of the outcome of your application by June 28, 2021.

We are no longer accepting applications for Women Act

Meet our Operations colleagues

“I ask myself every day where I can make a difference in the area of sustainability, not only for my clients, but also for my three kids, to whom I want to leave an intact world. The topic of sustainability is getting a lot of attention right now, not only because of COVID-19 but also because of how consumer behaviour has changed in recent years. It is a pleasure for me to push this important topic and help our clients in the field of operations to actively shape their future.”

Ruth, Senior partner, Berlin

“I’ve always been passionate about applying my skills and knowledge to different industries, as well as working in different countries. That’s why working at McKinsey has been such a great fit for me. As part of the European Operations practice I work on product development and procurement projects across a wide range of clients and industries, I get exposed to breakthrough topics and I get to work with people from different cultures and countries. This makes the experience very rewarding and diverse.”

Valeria, Senior associate, Barcelona

“Sustainability is rapidly rising in the executive agenda with increased pressure from customers, regulation, competition and value chain players. We can find opportunities to capture value and reduce carbon, creating impact where it matters for people and our planet.”

Celine, Women Act 2021 host
Expert associate partner, Paris

Women Act is intended for individuals who self-identify as women and are based in Europe. It is just one 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.

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

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