Lead to Inspire masterclass

Lead to Inspire masterclass

Mentoring and developing the skills of extraordinary female students


One-on-one mentoring for undergraduate women

Are you bright, enthusiastic and curious? Do you enjoy solving challenging problems? Are you looking to chart your own course through an extraordinary career?

We designed this program for exceptional female students, interested in one of the Europe, Middle East, Africa offices, to support and encourage you to enter a field where women are traditionally underrepresented.

We aim to inspire you with personal impact stories and equip you with leadership skills so you can chart your own career journey.

As a selected participant, you will receive an exclusive access to our Bain Women Lead to Inspire Masterclass and a personal mentor. Your mentor will be personally invested in you, will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision that’s right for you and your career, will support your preparation for interviews and will introduce you to a diverse mix of Bainies.

Applications for 2024 Lead to Inspire Masterclass will open in Fall, stay tuned for more information.

What you will get

Bachelor and Master students graduating earliest 2026-2027 that self-identify as women are encouraged to apply to receive:

  • Monthly live virtual trainings, designed to support you in sharpening your leadership and problem solving skills while also introducing you to case interviews. Sessions will consist of an introduction to a topic (examples: communicating with confidence, being an inspirational leader, cracking a strategy case) that will then be discussed in groups.
  • One-on-one mentorship from a Bain leader
  • In-depth interview coaching
  • Guaranteed invitation for interview
Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know

  • How do I apply?

    Please prepare your CV and a response to the question: “What motivated you to apply to the event?” and submit your application through our online portal.

    When you apply, you will be asked to choose 3 offices you are interested in. Please note that this is just for our information and does not impact the process or any future position applications.

    You will also be asked for a possible start date at Bain. Please fill in the field with November 2024. This has no impact to your event application or any future position applications.

    As part of the process, there is an online assessment. You will receive an email with all the information after the deadline.

  • If I am not invited to be part of the program, does that also mean I will not be invited to interview for a position at Bain?

    We have limited spots for this program, so we are unable to invite everyone who applies. Therefore we encourage you to apply for a position regardless of the outcome of your application.

    For further questions on our application process for this masterclass or Bain in general, please contact us.

  • What is the duration of the program?

    The program is a 10 month program. We will start in October 2024 through assigning you a mentor and granting you access to the Masterclass and continue with the trainings on a monthly cadence.

  • I have heard about the Bain True North Scholarship, is this the same as the Masterclass?

    The True North Scholarship is a program currently offered by our London, Zurich, Munich, Middle East and Australian offices. It is a separate program from the Lead to Inspire Masterclass and the application process is different. Should you have applied to the True North Scholarship, you can still apply to the Masterclass as well. Please check the True North Scholarship page for more information.