The WISE Awards


Dr. Mona Mourshed

Position: Senior Partner and Head of Global Education Practice, McKinsey & Company
Country: United States of America

Dr. Mona Mourshed is the President and CEO of Generation: You Employed. She is also a partner at McKinsey & Company, where she leads global social responsibility. She has supported education systems and institutions across the Middle East, Asia, United States, Europe, and Latin America to achieve significant and sustained gains in their education performance. Mona is the lead author of “How the World’s Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better” (2010) and is co-author of “How the World’s Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top” (2007). Both reports have been widely cited in the media and in the education field. Mona has a B.A. in Development Studies from Stanford University, where she graduated with high honors. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Economic Development from MIT, where she received nationally competitive fellowships. Mona has received multiple external awards, including recent selection as one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40”, an annual listing of “the 40 hottest young stars in business under the age of 40” for her global impact in education (2011).