While many industries are making continual strides in their diversity and inclusion hiring efforts, private equity is lagging. Today, just 18 percent of all PE professionals are female, with just 10 percent serving in senior-level roles. For professionals of color and those identified as LGBTQ, the metrics are even more discouraging.
A great deal of research in recent years has highlighted the positive impact diversity can have on investment outcomes and the private equity firms not prioritizing diversity and inclusion might miss out on some of the more interesting deals.
To illustrate further, experts from private equity and executive search examine how diversity of experience, culture, race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation can provide an outlook and distinct perspectives that engender a rich workplace and stimulate better investment decisions.