Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017
Event Details

McKinsey&Company would like to offer you an opportunity to apply for a Next Generation Women Leaders Award! Take the next steps of your personal leadership journey with us!

Winners will be awarded:

  • 2,000 Euros (or equivalent in local currency) towards the cost of tuition, summer employment, volunteer work, research, an independent project/entrepreneurial venture, or anything else you wish to do with the money
  • Individual mentorship from McKinsey consultants
  • Guaranteed invite to selected McKinsey event
We invite applications from women who are:
  • Current students working towards a Bachelors, Masters, MBA or PhD, from any discipline or background
  • Experienced professionals with any background with up to 6 years of experience
When you apply you will be asked to list up to 4 office/practice location choices that you may be interested in. This is for application screening purposes as the various McKinsey offices/practices choose the Award winners. 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 for 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)
  1. France, Greece, Ireland, Latin America, Middle East, 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
  2. Asia and Pacific, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, USA : Submit academic transcripts from university
  3. Austria, Africa, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden : Submit academic transcripts from high school onwards

Before submitting your application, please do make sure you have uploaded all of the relevant attachments - we will not be able to process your application without the transcripts, cover letter and CV as requested.

The application deadline for the award is March 6, 2017.

What to Expect

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


Please review our frequently asked questions here.

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