Kweilin Ellingrud

Ellingrud, Kweilinsm

KWEILIN ELLINGRUD is a partner at McKinsey & Company and the Minneapolis Location Leader.  She is the first woman to lead the office of over 70 people.  She is the recipient of McKinsey’s Midwest Inspirational Leader award and three-time Blue Ribbon Mentor award. She leads McKinsey’s work on the “Power of Parity” on both the global and U.S. Level. She is an author of “Power of Parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 T to global growth” as well as “Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in the United States.” Over the past few years, Ellingrud has worked with UN Women on the HeForShe campaign strategy and has worked with a number of UN organizations. Beyond McKinsey, she has served on the board of College Possible for many years, and the board of the YWCA of Minneapolis for the last few years. She was also recently named one of the “Top 10 Corporate Women in Minnesota” by Twin Cities Business Magazine, and a “2015 Women in Business” by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. Prior to re-joining McKinsey in 2005, Ellingrud was an analyst in the New York office of McKinsey.  She worked for two years at the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), a nonprofit organization in Boston that helps women entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.  At CWE she created a micro-loan program for low income women. Ellingrud earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where she was president of the Women’s Student Association.  She graduated with high honors from Harvard University where she majored in economics and political science.

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