Paris, France



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This event is particularly made for passionate young female leaders who wish to do more and be more. They will walk away with an understanding of the McKinsey problem-solving approach, which can be used to address challenges they may encounter in life. Event attendees will work with facilitators to hone their leadership style and help them to become innovators in their personal and professional lives.

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:

1. Transcripts - Applicant’s office/practice preferences define which academic transcripts are required.

  • Transcripts do not need to be in English. Africa, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden require academic transcripts from high school onwards. 
  • Belgium, Italy, Israel, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Spain, Switzerland require university transcripts.
  • For other offices, academic transcripts are optional, but relevant grades must be included in the resume

2. Resume – Should be in English and must include details of education and grades, work experience, and any extracurricular activities and achievements.

3. Cover letter – Maximum of one-page maximum written in English. This should include an experience that demonstrated leadership and fostered effective teamwork with a diverse group of people. This diversity could include people with different areas of expertise, background, education, culture/nationalities, gender, personalities or work preferences.

4. Chosen office/practice preference - Choose up to two (2) office locations or industry practices. Panels were advised to make choices based on geographic or industry ties. Must be fluent in the local language.

Duplicate applications will not be accepted. Participants are expected to attend the full three-day program. 



  • Applicants should be currently based in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa (Candidate should be based in the EMEA region at the time of the event as they do not arrange or cover travel from other regions)
  • A final year Bachelors, Masters, or PhD student graduating in no later than 2021
  • A professional with up to eight years of work experience


Chosen participants will:

  • Receive free travel costs from within EMEA will be covered by McKinsey
  • Receive Accommodations provided at the event venue – a chateau outside of Paris
  • Part of an association with McKinsey colleagues and alumni.

About McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company are a global management consulting firm that serves a broad mix of private, public and social sector institutions. Their scale, scope, and knowledge allow them to address the problems that no one else can. McKinsey have deep functional and industry expertise as well as breadth of geographical reach. They are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to their clients and, often, to the world.

McKinsey work with their clients as they do with their colleagues. They build their capabilities and leadership skills at every level and every opportunity. They do this to help build internal support, get to real issues, and reach practical recommendations. They maximise the capabilities of clients to fully participate in the process and lead the ongoing work. The numbers speak for themselves: With nearly a century of experience, 14K consultants worldwide and a presence in 120+ cities, McKinsey is also a fast evolving organisation with 73% of work representing new capabilities, relative to 15 years ago.