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Starting in MBB - advice for women

dubai MBB starting Women in Consulting
New answer on Jan 16, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Mar 27, 2019


I'll soon be starting at a Dubai based MBB firm in 2 months. I was looking for must-haves, shopping list for women in consulting to have a basic wardrobe ready before starting. And advice?


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replied on Apr 26, 2019
BCG | Kellogg MBA |82% Success rate| 450+ case interview| 5+ year consulting | 30+ projects in ~10 countries

I worked for 2 different projects in Dubai. Although my advice for a woman specifically can be relatively limited, happy to help as much as I can. Feel free to reach me. Congrats on your offer.

Anonymous replied on Mar 29, 2019

I can help you since my girlfriend, as well as most of my female friends, are currently working for the Firm.

First advice: always have ready in the luggage two changes per offsite week of traditional professional attire (e.g., dark blue/black woman suit, elegant closed toe shoes - heels are welcome);

Second advice: be particularly careful since many target locations of Dubai-based engagements are actually in Countries (e.g., Saudi) where Abaya (traditional Arab cloth) may be required.

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replied on Jan 16, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


Feel free to send me a message if you want to discuss about my personal experience. I was also involved in the Women at McK and girls recruiting.


Anonymous C on Jan 16, 2020

"Feel free to write me" to who?? You're answering to a question of 1 year ago, the candidate can be even a coach now!