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How to apply

Please click here to apply. Application deadline is March 6, 2017.


We invite applications from talented women who are

  • Current students working towards a Bachelors, Masters, MBA, or PhD, from any degree, discipline or background
  • Experienced professionals with any background and with up to 6 years of work experience

How to apply

When you apply, you will be able to list up to 4 office/practice location choices within one application. Please note that we will not be able to accept multiple applications with different office choices submitted by one person, so please make sure you submit only one application. Various McKinsey offices/practices choose the Award winners and your office/practice location choices determine by which you will be considered. Therefore, make sure you choose a location to which you have strong ties to and whose local language you are fluent in. If you choose a practice, make sure you have relevant experience. This does not limit you to any particular office/practice should you consider pursuing a career with McKinsey in the future. 

To apply please submit in English:

  • Your CV including details of your education (including grades), any work experience as well as any extracurricular activities and achievements
  • A cover letter (1 page max) including what you would do with the money if you were selected as an award winner, and a short description of a challenging situation where you had to demonstrate your leadership skills 
  • Academic transcripts depending on your office preferences (please see details below)

Application deadline: March 6, 2017

France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Portugal, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Academic transcripts are optional and do not need to be submitted, but make sure to include relevant grades in your CV

Asia and Pacific, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Submit academic transcripts from University

Africa, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

Submit academic transcripts from high school onwards


Learn more about practices and regions/offices participating in this Award.