WomEngineering – Women matter in Operations
McKinsey & Company's Operations Practice invites female students and experienced professionals from across Europe to be inspired and make a difference!
Are you enthusiastic about engineering and the impact women can deliver in topics related to operations? Could you be passionate about transforming our clients' operations?
McKinsey strongly believes in developing outstanding female leaders. We do so every day, both internally and with our clients.
In an exclusive 2,5-day workshop in Kitzbühel, Austria from March 16 to 18, 2017, McKinsey offers you – talented women from across Europe – the opportunity to gain insights into the daily work of our Operations Practice consultants as well as to enjoy the beautiful winter landscape of Kitzbühel.
We invite applications from talented women based across Europe, who are:
- Current students working towards a bachelor's/master's degree, MBA, or PhD, with an engineering or business background
- Experienced professionals with work experience in the field of operations.
Closing date for applications: February 17, 2017
Laura Requeno Garcia
Attending the WomEngineering 2015 event was without a doubt an important step in my career. After those two unforgettable days, I was absolutely convinced that I wanted to be part of McKinsey's Operations Practice family. The event had an engaging and fun atmosphere that helped me understand what being a consultant at McKinsey means, what sort of projects the McKinsey Operations Practice is involved in, and how inspiring it is to work with so many talented and motivated people. Everyone in the event was passionate about operations and had a lot of relevant experience to share. It was then that I realized that McKinsey was the ideal place to build my career as an operations consultant. In the summer of 2016, I joined the firm as a Fellow Intern and I cannot wait to come back to McKinsey's Operations Practice next September. I really encourage you to apply as in my experience, WomEngineering was the beginning of a great journey!
I was coming to the end of my PhD without any real idea of what I wanted to do next, when a friend forwarded me the information on the Operations Practice's WomEngineering event. Becoming a consultant wasn't at the top of my career shortlist – mainly because I wasn't really sure what a consultant does or how the job would be. But what did I have to lose from spending a couple of days at a nice place in Kitzbühel? So I applied for a place, and was accepted. I had a lot of fun and found the event informative and entertaining (especially the sledging!), but the main benefit came from informal chats with women working as consultants. They were very open and honest about the job, happy to answer any questions, and over the course of the two days I became more and more excited about their work and consultancy in general.