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Women matter in Operations
Barcelona, November 21 to 23, 2019

Are you enthusiastic about engineering and the impact women can deliver in topics related to operations? Could you be passionate about transforming our clients' performance?

McKinsey strongly believes in developing outstanding female leaders. We do so every day, both internally and with our clients.

In an exclusive 2.5-day workshop, set to take place in Barcelona, we would like to offer you the opportunity to gain insights into the daily work of our Operations Practice consultants and to enjoy the exciting city of Barcelona.

Apply now

We would like to invite talented women based in Europe who are

  • Students working towards a bachelor’s/master’s degree, MBA, or PhD, with an engineering or business background
  • Professionals with work experience in the field of product development, manufacturing, supply chain management or other fields of the operational value chain

The event will take place from November 21 to 23, 2019, and the closing date for applications is October 20, 2019.

Apply by October 20, 2019.


Junior Specialist Pre-Associate Equivalent in McKinsey’s OEP: Operations Excellence Program 

Attending the 2018 WomEngineering event in Berlin was not only a fantastic experience but also the start of my own journey at McKinsey, as I joined the firm only 10 months later.

The event gave me a great opportunity to learn more about the development path and career options within McKinsey’s Operations Practice, especially the Operations Excellence Program (OEP). I got to connect with inspiring women from different countries across Europe, at various stages in their careers but with a joint passion for operations. Over the two days, I was overwhelmed by the open talks we had with the consultants about their daily life, the challenges they have faced, and the experiences they have had.

During the workshop, we also got a peek behind the curtain at what a typical workday at the client site looks like, and how problems are approached in the McKinsey way – this was very insightful and lots of fun.

I had an amazing time and it was not only me who was convinced to become part of this unique community – several others also joined McKinsey after participating in the WomEngineering event. I have been surrounded by familiar faces from day one, and I now get to enjoy every other Friday with them at our OEP training!”

Would you like to learn more about McKinsey’s Operations Practice?

Event program

Event program

Gain fascinating insights into the world of consulting. Female consultants from our Operations Practice would like to share with you their passion for operational excellence and performance transformation.

They are eager to tell you about their work with clients from a variety of industries.

Gather firsthand consulting experience in McKinsey's Operations Practice. Learn what it means to set a decisive course and how to continually improve areas such as product development, purchasing and supply management, or service processes.

During the second part of the event, you will get to know the exciting city of Barcelona. Lots of fun guaranteed!


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Nov 21 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

All day - 06:30 p.m.

Arrival at hotel

7:00 PM

Welcome and dinner

Nov 22 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome and introduction

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Workshop: Explore your passion for operations

1:00 - 2:00 PM


2:00 - 6:00 PM

Activity time Barcelona

7:00 PM


Nov 23 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wrap-up session

11:00 AM



Practice Specialist in McKinsey’s Operations Practice
(member of the event team at WomEngineering 2018 and 2019)

I absolutely love meeting both participants and my colleagues each year at WomEngineering.

The mixture of hands-on workshops, inspirational speakers, diverse backgrounds of all participants, and beautiful scenery energizes me for weeks after the event.

I am already looking forward to hearing your stories and sharing snippets of my own at this November’s edition!

Would you like to learn more about Women at McKinsey?

Apply now

Apply now

Apply for “WomEngineering – Women matter in Operations”, our event for upper-level female undergraduates, graduate students, MBA, and PhD students as well as female professionals with work experience in the field of operations.

The event will take place from November 21 to 23, 2019 in Barcelona. The closing date for applications is October 20, 2019. We will inform you about the success of your application by October 28, 2019.
Apply now
Your application should include a CV as well as your transcripts and certificates from high school and university with all relevant grades.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding your application, please call Camille Tirfoin (+49 89 5594 8514).

Apply by October 20, 2019.


Junior Specialist Pre-Associate Equivalent in McKinsey’s OEP: Operations Excellence Program 

After completing my master’s in mechanical engineering, I never really considered applying to a job in consultancy. However, when I saw the WomEngineering event description, I decided to give it a try and signed up.

Attending this event was a great opportunity to understand McKinsey as a firm and learn about the exciting projects in the Operations Practice. But looking back, I realize that the best part was the amazing women I met during those two days. Today I work on exciting supply chain and manufacturing projects with some of them, and the friends I made at the workshop are now my colleagues that I see every Friday in the Hamburg office. I would encourage you to apply to WomEngineering – you will make friends, and potentially find new mentors and colleagues!


contact us

Camille Tirfoin

European Operations Practice

Phone: +49 89 5594-8514