Why mentoring matters for women in PE

In this episode, our speakers reveal how mentorship programs can help women build long-term careers in PE.

Related topics Private equity

According to a report that EY teams recently published on diversity, equity and inclusiveness (DEI), the private equity industry’s ability to meet stakeholder demands, access capital, win deals and compete for talent is increasingly contingent on progress against DEI metrics. Talent management has become the number two strategic priority across PE firms of all sizes, second only to asset growth. DEI initiatives are now proliferating in private equity as the industry begins to address how its culture has historically impeded diversity.

Read “Can PE win deals if it doesn’t deal with DEI?

Calculate how long it will take to achieve your diversity goals: EY Diversity Integration Model

Level20 is a non-profit organization based in the UK that is dedicated to improving gender diversity in the European PE industry and specifically in senior leadership roles at PE firms. One of their marquis programs is their mentoring program. Established in 2015, it is designed to enable women in PE to gain critical insights and perspectives that will help them build long-term careers in PE.

Ten ways male PE leaders can support and mentor their female colleagues:

  1. Serve as role models and mentors
  2. Engage with colleagues who are different from yourself
  3. Encourage women to realize their value
  4. Promote stories of inspiring women
  5. Engage in small interventions
  6. Embody inclusive leadership
  7. Give cultural shifts time to come to fruition
  8. Build a diverse talent pipeline from the bottom over time
  9. Recognize that recruiting senior women is not a “quick win”
  10. Model how long it will take to achieve your diversity goals with the EY Diversity Integration Model

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Presenters

Photographic portrait of Pam Jackson
Pam Jackson
CEO of Level20
Winna Brown
EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

Podcast

Episode 44

Duration 26m 00s

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Why mentoring matters for women in PE

In this episode, our speakers reveal how mentorship programs can help women build long-term careers in PE.
Podcast

Episode 44

Duration
26m 00s

Presenters

Pam Jackson

CEO of Level20

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

How PE firms can win tech deals

In this episode, our speakers explore how PE firms can position themselves to win tech deals in today’s highly competitive market.
Podcast

Episode 43

Duration
25m 00s

Presenters

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

Jeff Vogel

EY-Parthenon Partner/Principal and Head of Software Strategy Group, Ernst & Young LLP

PE Pulse: Five takeaways from 4Q 2021

In this episode, Pete Witte, EY Global Private Equity Lead Analyst, explores the key themes and market dynamics from 4Q 2021 that are top of mind for PE investors.
Podcast

Episode 42

Duration
08m 50s

Presenters

Pete Witte

EY Global Private Equity Lead Analyst

What AI has done for Hg

In this episode, our speakers explore how Hg’s philosophy of curiosity and experimentation has enabled it to become one of the most active technology investors in the world.
Podcast

Episode 41

Duration
22m 00s

Presenters

Nic Humphries

Senior Partner and Executive Chairman of Hg

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

What PE sees in professional sports

In this episode, Tyler Brewster, Senior Director at EY-Parthenon, joins Winna Brown to reveal the drivers behind PE’s increasing presence in pro sports and explore both the opportunities and risks for investors.
Podcast

Episode 39

Duration
25m 08s

Presenters

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

Why family offices are playing in PE’s sandbox

In this episode, our speakers discuss why a family office can be a compelling alternative to PE investment and reveal what companies should know before engaging with a family office.
Podcast

Episode 38

Duration
25m 00s

Presenters

Katherine Hill Ritchie

Director and Board Member, Nottingham Spirk

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

PE Pulse: Five takeaways from 3Q 2021

In this episode, Pete Witte, EY Global Private Equity Lead Analyst, explores the key themes and market dynamics from 3Q 2021 that are top of mind for PE investors.
Podcast

Episode 37

Duration
08m 50s

Presenters

Pete Witte

EY Global Private Equity Lead Analyst

How PE can plan for climate risk with confidence

In this episode, our speakers share why PE is in a unique position to lead our transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.
Podcast

Episode 36

Duration
19m 29s

Presenters

Hanne Thornam

EY Norway Head of Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader