About Kweilin

Kweilin has broad experience designing and implementing global performance transformations—for example, redesigning operating models and increasing operational efficiency and effectiveness. She improves customer journeys by applying digital, analytics, and process-redesign principles.

In addition to her client work, Kweilin is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, which provides expert input for MGI’s research on global economic, business, and technology trends. She also instigated and co-led McKinsey’s Power of Parity work on gender equality and improving the lives of women around the world. That research has led to client work (with global philanthropies, multilateral organizations, and companies) on how to move toward gender equality.

Kweilin serves on the board of directors for the Greater Twin Cities United Way and the YWCA of Minneapolis. She has been named as one of Minnesota’s top ten corporate women by the magazine Twin Cities Business and as a 2015 Woman in Business by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. While working for two years at a Boston not-for-profit organization that helps women entrepreneurs start and develop businesses, she created a microloan program for low-income women.

Growing up, Kweilin spent a number of years in China, Ecuador, France, and Japan, living with local families and learning the local languages.

Published work

Life insurance product innovation: What insurers can learn from leading tech and consumer companies,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility,” McKinsey & Company, September 2018

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2018

Partnering for parity: Strengthening collaborations for gender equality,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

Miles to go: Stepping up progress toward gender equality,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2016

Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity,” McKinsey Global Institute, May 2016

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in India,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2015

Education

Harvard University
MBA; BA, economics and political science