In my 2 year here, I've found McKinsey to be truly entrepreneurial - you can take ownership over your own career path and drive it where you see fit. McKinsey is a place that will push you beyond your comfort zone, place you around some of the smartest people on the globe and where you'll find people who really care about you and your development.
I've had an extremely positive experience working here. There are incredibly inspiring female leaders who make themselves available to advise / mentor female colleagues, and I've never felt that being a woman has had a negative influence on the work I'm allowed to do or the reviews or support I've received. In my experience, this job has been empowering and has really built my confidence.
I think McKinsey does everything possible to foster a positive working environment for women. In addition to several initiatives that I've been involved in, I've also been really happy to see men participate in the dialogue in really meaningful ways, particularly the leadership serving as a good example. The focus on mentorship has been really important to me, and I've been lucky to have several female mentors who have made opportunities for me.
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I think the key is to build helpful mentoring and sponsor relationships as early as possible. In addition I think you need to always be careful about framing things in the positive, otherwise you can be seen as a complainer.
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