Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Roadmap

A Resource for the Private Equity Industry

ILPA is pleased to provide this Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Roadmap to the private equity industry.  The Roadmap is comprised of best practices that both general and limited partners can consider implementing to advance DEI efforts on behalf of their organizations and the PE industry at large.  We encourage all stakeholders in the private equity industry -- and those operating in other private markets -- to explore the opportunities presented herein, and contribute to the effort by sharing their own initiatives and resources so that we all can learn from one another’s experiences.

Submission Guidelines

The Roadmap is intended to be a clearing house of best practices and resources that reflects the ongoing development and evolution of successful DEI efforts within the PE industry.  Therefore, we rely on industry leaders to submit new initiatives and additional resources that could prove helpful to others.  ILPA encourages submissions and will review them in a timely manner.  Guidelines for submitting are as follows:

  • All submissions must be accompanied by complete contact information so that ILPA can follow up and collect any additional information required.
  • The DEI Roadmap is first and foremost focused on efforts within the private equity industry, but accepts best practices and resources that have been successfully adopted in adjacent private markets.  Submissions that recommend best practices or resources that fall outside private markets will be considered for publication on a case by case basis. Applicability to private markets will be paramount to acceptance.
  • When submitting a new Best Practice for consideration, please include at least one resource which helps to define or implement the practice.
  • When submitting a Resource, please include the necessary links to the resource in question.  All links must be available publicly; ILPA will not link to resources behind paywalls or firewalls.  Resource submissions without links cannot be published.
  • ILPA staff will respond to all submissions within 10 business days.

For questions or additional information, please email [email protected].

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Roadmap

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DEI Best Practice Submission Form

ILPA welcomes submissions to the DEI Roadmap. To be considered, please click above to complete the form.

Practices that build an organization-wide culture where it is expected that all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and given equal opportunity to succeed.

Adopt a Family Leave Policy

Create Diverse Employee Resource Groups

Create Inclusive Office Spaces

Encourage the Use of Inclusive language

Establish Flexible Work Policies

Hold Unconscious Bias Training


Practices that allow organizations to track their own progress, and the progress of their partners, against established goals and industry expectations.  

Implement Organizational Culture Surveys and Track Progress

Measure Promotions and Attrition by Gender and Minority Status

Track Diversity Progress at Partner Organizations