The most prestigious management-consulting company in the world has an ironclad plan to recruit women: manicures. The logic is sound. Women have nails. Women prefer to have pretty nails. Female Stanford MBA students are only excited to hear about future job prospects from companies that entice them with the sweet promise of a fresh manicure.
According to the Financial Times, McKinsey & Company says that the manicure sessions are part of a range of activities “designed to help them get to know the students” (because who knows you better than your manicurist, amirite?). Don’t get me wrong, the idea of a bit of nail pampering is fine, but when’s the next recruitment event with man-scaping?