Mekala is a Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company. She co-leads MGI’s research on global gender equality, and is an author of the MGI report “The Power of Parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth”. Her other areas of expertise include global macro-economic, business, and demographic trends, including their impact on productivity growth and financial asset returns.
Prior to joining MGI, Mekala worked as an Engagement Manager in the Advanced Industries Practice of McKinsey & Company. Mekala received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.