Women-Focused Event Sheds Light on Gender Disparity in Private Equity

  |  May 18, 2017

Women are breaking the glass ceiling one crack at a time. Although the climb to gender parity is not as easy in private equity as in other industries, there are signs of progress in this notoriously male-dominated sector.

In the last few years, women employees at senior levels have grown to 12.6 percent at PE firms, according to a March 2016 report from Preqin. Given that the U.S. Department of Labor reports that women comprise nearly 50 percent of the work force, there remains a long road ahead.

In April, a conversation on the growing role—and inherent challenges—for women in private equity found a home at InterGrowth 2017 in Las Vegas. Among the expanding demographic-focused events at ACG’s premier networking and deal flow conference, the sold-out women’s luncheon and panel discussion, “Expanding the Role of Women in Private Equity,” was among the most popular sessions.

To read the full article in ACG’s Middle Market Growth magazine, click here.