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Women at McKinsey - who we are and what we do

At McKinsey & Company, people and talent are at the heart of our work. We believe deeply and passionately about diversity in all its many forms. In fact, studies conducted around the world show that diversity is fundamental to the performance and health of corporations. In particular for management consulting, a wide range of talent, backgrounds, experiences, and opinions is a prerequisite for being more creative, challenging existing thinking, delivering high impact, and being more innovative.

However, not enough women are finding their way into this field. Our aspiration is for McKinsey to become, indisputably by reputation and facts, the most sought after, preeminent place for highly talented women to work anywhere in the world.

Our female consultants have diverse backgrounds from business and science to fine arts, medicine, and law. So why did they choose McKinsey? We invite you to explore what makes the experiences of women at McKinsey unique: the opportunities we offer to make real impact in the world, the strong support we receive in our personal and professional growth, and the influential network of exceptional women professionals to which we belong.

Learn more about women at McKinsey here. By visiting this site, you'll see how McKinsey women are leaving their marks on the world how we are shaping this world based upon our priorities and passions, and how we help and learn from each other along the way.

Zinaida Kolesova

Role: Associate
Office: Moscow

"McKinsey has a unique environment thanks to the brightest individuals concentrated in it. Whether you are a man or a woman - it really worth to be part of it! The thing I enjoy the most is being able to work with people from all over the globe."

Yewande Faloyin

Role: Associate
Office: London

"Joining McKinsey after 8 years working at an investment bank, I knew I would learn a lot but nothing could have prepared me for how much I would learn (and I can't see this stopping anytime soon!). I have had the opportunity to learn about myself (both strengths & development areas) and new industries (from healthcare to aerospace & defence), while working with great people! Add on the amount of impact I have been able to provide to our clients makes me excited for my future at the firm. 

McKinsey really values and understands the importance of diversity. As a woman, this is specifically supported with initiatives and with the meritocratic recognition system in general. At a more personal level, this means that I am able to bring all of myself (both professional and personal) to McKinsey, which makes for a more enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

Danila Pellicani

Role: Digital Manager, Experience Design
Office: Berlin

"I have never worked with such talented people and in a short period of time I have learned a lot from all of them. The best memory I have so far is when I convinced a partner about the importance and the impact of Design Thinking.

Diversity is taken seriously at McKinsey, therefore I am thrilled by the idea of being surrounded by super talented women! Step out of your comfort zone, it is where the magic happens..."

Corina Curschellas

Role: Associate
Office: Zurich

"I joined the firm after a post-doc in biomedical engineering and PhD in food science, and I continue enjoying both learning from my colleagues and bringing my past experience into our work. One of the most exciting things about working at McKinsey is being able to interact with so many great colleagues of very diverse backgrounds! Diversity in educational background, age - and yes gender - help us create impact for our clients. By working in teams changing from study to study we always bring our former experiences into a new setting and pull together to create the best solution for our clients - this diversity is invaluable to what we do."

Tawanda Sibanda

Role: Associate Partner
Office: Johannesburg

"I'd like to encourage more women to work in consulting because from my experience it increases our client impact. We need smart people to deliver impact regardless of your gender so if you are smart...we need you.”