Next Generation Women Leaders 2018
Event Details

Be inspired. Make a difference.

McKinsey invites female students and professionals with fewer than 6 years of experience based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to join us for our 5th Next Generation Women Leaders event.

We passionately believe in developing outstanding female leaders. We do so every day, internally and with our clients.

Take the next step in your leadership journey and apply to our Next Generation Women Leaders event, to be held May 24-26 in Paris.

Application deadline: March 8, 2018.

You will be asked to list up to 4 offices or practices which you would like your application to be reviewed by. We ask that you choose locations to which you have strong ties (e.g., you have lived, studied, or worked) as well as locations for which you are fluent in the local language(s). If you choose an industry or functional practice, make sure you have relevant experience.
The selection of offices you choose for this event does not limit your future location options should you apply for a position at McKinsey.

To apply, submit the following documents in English: 


Your CV should include details of your education and grades, work experience and any extracurricular activities and achievements.

Cover letter

A cover letter (1 page maximum) should include a description of a challenging situation where you were able to demonstrate your leadership skills.


Your 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.
  • Asia and Pacific, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland require university transcripts.
  • For any other offices, academic transcripts are optional, but please include relevant grades in your CV.
Before submitting your application, please make sure you have uploaded all of the relevant attachments. We are not able to process applications missing transcripts, cover letters or CVs.

Please do not submit more than one application. If you wish to make changes in your application or submit missing documents, email:

McKinsey will cover accommodation and travel costs to Paris from locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

What to Expect

If you want to know what kind of questions we ask in the application, you can find out here.


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