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.
Louis Montgomery Jr., leader of the HR & Diversity Officer Practice at JM Search recently moderated a panel on Building D&I Talent Pipelines for Investment Advantage on May 11th.