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Next Generation Women Leaders

Next Generation Women Leaders

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McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding female leaders and promoting gender diversity, both at our firm and in the world at large. We invite you to take the next step of your own leadership journey with us.

Next Generation Women Leaders history

The first Next Generation Women Leaders (NGWL) event took place in Paris in 2012. The event brought together women from across Europe and the Middle East who enjoyed three days of inspirational workshops, discussions, and networking.

Over the years we have run additional initiatives to further support women’s leadership under the NGWL umbrella: events in Paris and Washington, D.C., and the NGWL award.

The NGWL event is an exclusive three-day workshop in which attendees explore the importance of women in leadership and refine their own leadership skills. The NGWL award is a financial scholarship combined with individual mentorship from McKinsey consultants.

We are looking to get to know women who:

  • have an outstanding record of academic and/or professional achievements
  • have a proven record of leadership in an academic and/or professional setting
  • thrive when working with other people
  • actively seek ways to maximize their own potential
  • enjoy problem solving and creative thinking
  • want to use their talents to make positive changes in their lives and their communities
May 3-5, 2019

Washington, D.C. event

Three-day residential event for North America-based female professionals with up to ten years of work experience.
May 24-26, 2019

Paris event

Three-day residential event for EMEA-based female students in the penultimate and final year of their undergraduate or graduate degree programs and working professionals with up to eight years of work experience.
June 28-30

São Paulo event

Three-day residential event for female professionals with twelve or fewer years of work experience or Bachelors, Masters, or PhD student graduating no later than 2020, based in Latin America, Central America and Caribbean.


The Next Generation Women Leaders award is a scholarship designed to recognize talent and support students who would like to maximize their own potential.

The applications for the Next Generation Women Leaders events in Paris and Washington, DC are now closed. Please click here to leave your contact details so that you can be informed about future events.

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