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Women's Leadership Challenge program - McKinsey

McKinsey is re-introducing the Women's Leadership Challenge program this year for female APD women finishing programs in 2018 or 2019. The application deadline is September 18 if you are interested. 


WHAT IS THE WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE?
McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding female leaders. We do so every day, both internally and with our clients. We have published numerous acclaimed pieces that demonstrate the importance of women in leadership positions, including our long-running Women Matter series and theCentered Leadership project

You are invited to take the next step of your leadership journey with us by participating in the APD Women's Leadership Challenge In this program (November 2016 through May 2017), we will help you:

  • Shape your own leadership style by playing to your strengths
  • Develop your communication style
  • Network with other highly talented women


WHAT DOES THE WLC PROGRAM INCLUDE?
Professional development: Our leadership experts will present professional programming topics via video, and we will host in-person debrief sessions led by McKinsey women following each video session. These debrief sessions, held in our regional offices, will allow you to connect with peers in your geographical area and fine-tune your leadership style together throughout the year.

McKinsey Mentor: In addition to the professional programming and debrief sessions, you will be assigned a McKinsey Mentor to support you over the course of the program. Our Mentors will connect with you informally throughout the year and can help you think about a potential application to McKinsey for full-time opportunities in the future. 

Interview invitation: If selected as a WLC participant, you are guaranteed a first-round interview* should you choose to apply to us after the program.
*Guaranteed interview for a full-time Associate role; 1L JD students may receive a first round Associate Internship interview if applicable

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
The program is open to APD women (including PhDs, JDs, postdocs, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows) at Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Stanford who will complete their programs in 2018 and 2019

HOW DO I APPLY?
Please submit your application online by September 18, 2016. The application process is simple and takes only a few minutes to complete. All applications will be reviewed and we will notify you of next steps within a few weeks of our application deadline. We will invite finalists to take an online assessment in late September and afterwards, selected participants will be notified by mid October. The program starts in November 2016 and runs through May 2017. 

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Meet Jillian, a past WLC participant!