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Friends, are you open to non Black Partners and Senior Partners joining this bowl?

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I saw this out in the main McK bowl and I want to ask it here. Are you hesitant to join a study where you would be the only black person? Have you ever been on a study where you’re the only black pers… more

The MBN New Hire event in Atlanta this week was amazing.

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Hello everyone, please enable networking so that we can create a welcoming environment for everyone that joins and so that we can start to get to know each other.

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I’m at the DCO today and please believe I am waving and smiling at every Black person I see!

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What are thoughts on Black hair and professionalism? I’ve grown quite comfortable wearing my natural hair out. I still get nervous about switching up my hair between twists, braids, different styles o… more

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My more melanated folks, any recommendations on laptop camera lighting (e.g., clip on lights)? Would be nice to look chocolate vs grey-ish on calls

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Are there more Black people in CST or in non client facing roles?

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How can we find ways to convene and feel connected as a community since the retreat is cancelled?

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Is the MBN conference cancelled ?

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On a scale of 1 - 5,how are you feeling @ the Firm?

1= Unsupported/Little to No Support.The Firm is a hostile place & I’m actively seeking an exit.
2= Sporadic/Inconsistent Support.There are ups & downs which I’ve had to navigate by seeking short term,situational help.
3= Neutral
4= Mostly Supported. I have mentors & sponsors, but I have to nudge them to advise me or to act on my behalf.
5= Completely Supported. I have active & engaged mentors & sponsors who regularly/actively check on/help me.

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Comp transparency thread! Pls share your title, tenure, and most recent comp.

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Is the MBN retreat going to be canceled?

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Are you disappointed for the North America office retreat cancellations for the remainder of 2022?

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What do you think about Law 4 of the 48 Laws of Power: “Always say less than necessary”? How do you employ this in the McKinsey workplace yet still show up as a contributor during problem-solving sess… more

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What country are you from?

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I’ve been having a hard time networking at the Firm and having it pay off. Can someone offer advice about how they reach out to partners and APs? I’m 0+5 associate

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Are you going the the MBN conference in London this October?

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There’s like 50 of us. Not sure why people try to hide their identity

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I am questioning why the Managing Director, Bob S., posted an LGBTQ message during June but was wholly silent on Black History Month on LinkedIn.

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If you have worked with the person shown in the picture below as a client (She provided coaching to you), please share your experience with her. Thank you in advance.

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Thanks to whoever set this bowl up. It's important to have safe spaces to connect and I love the focus on empathy, support, and learning. Look forward to participating.

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New to the Firm. Question about sharing personal things with others here. When I first joined McK, I planned to adhere to the conventional wisdom which said share nothing about your personal life with… more

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Do you have any thoughts about pledging a graduate chapter of a Black sorority? I’m interested in pledging Delta.

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Black at McKinsey is a safe space. Please read.

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Are you ready for Values Day? This is my first one. Do these events actually make a difference at the Firm?

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“Your network is your net worth.” Networking and connection are a priority for us. MBN is an excellent resource for this; however, I encourage everyone to turn on networking in this bowl if you are comfortable doing so!

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Please say hello and represent your Practice and tenure!

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Hi everyone! FYSA - Outside of this bowl, some people are extremely triggered by its creation, & this shows why this bowl is needed. Please know that I will take steps to keep this space safe for … more

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The Firm appears to be walking the talk when it comes to Juneteenth. Half day today and Monday off! I wonder if Bain and Boston Consulting Group plus the Big4 are doing the same or similar.

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Hello everyone :) how ya doing

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Question: From what you’ve witnessed / directly experienced, what are some of the challenges that Black Firm members tend to encounter when it comes to succeeding at McKinsey? Share mitigations too!

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This bowl was created as a safe space for Black people at McKinsey to ask questions in a safe environment, give and receive empathy - which is often missing and other FB groups, and ask for and share tips for thriving at the Firm. Welcome!

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