Support D&I efforts at PE Industry Associations

Initiative Description

Support and contribute to D&I efforts at private equity industry trade associations.


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Resources for Consideration

  • Australian Investment Council (AIC)
    • The Australian Investment Council views gender balance as a major priority and acknowledges its crucial leadership role in addressing the current imbalance. The AIC website includes the Associations' commitment as well as tools and resources for members to employ and explore.
  • British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
    • An integral part of the BVCA’s mission is to promote diversity within the industry and support firms to build inclusive environments in which everyone can thrive. Efforts are organized around: Governance & Women in Finance Charter, Events & Networking, Research and Outreach & Careers.
  • Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
    • The CVCA ensures members have the insight they need when it comes to empowering greater industry diversity and inclusion. The Association has a Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Diversity & Inclusion Resource Library and opportunities for members to engage across the D&I spectrum.
  • Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)
    • EMPEA’s gender initiatives focus on three key areas: 1) researching and reporting on the state of gender representation within fund managers; 2) developing a toolkit to assist fund managers with key challenges identified by the research; and, 3) introducing an awards program to recognize fund managers making significant progress towards improving gender representation at the firm and portfolio levels.
  •  Institutional Limited Partners Association
    • ILPA is pleased to support d&I within the private equity industry through a series of tools and  best practices, including the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Roadmap, Due Diligence Questionnaire and Guide to Developing a Code of Conduct for Harassment, Discrimination and Workplace Violence.
  • National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC)
    • The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is a Washington DC-based trade association that serves as the largest network of diverse-owned and emerging private equity firms and hedge funds. Through education, advocacy and industry events, the NAIC is focused on increasing the flow of capital to high-performing diverse investment managers often underutilized by institutional investors.
  • The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
    • Through its VentureForward program, the NVCA is committed to expanding opportunities for men and women of all backgrounds to thrive in the venture ecosystem  through education, best practices and policies, model documents, talent management and research.