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Our mission and Vision

Level 20 is a not for profit organisation that has been formed and seeded by a group of 12 senior women active in private equity representing GPs and LPs. Our aim is to inspire women to join and succeed in the private equity industry and deliver greater representation for women at all levels of the industry. We believe that gender diversity at all, and in particular senior levels in the private equity industry, will lead to superior investment performance. Studies focusing on publicly listed companies have observed a correlation between gender diversity in senior teams and higher returns on equity; we see no reason why the private equity asset class should be different. We will achieve our vision through a career mentoring programme, a formalised network and a commitment to philanthropy.


Our goal of senior women working in the European private equity industry


Our target year to achieve this figure

Level 20 is working with the Cambridge University Judge Business School Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre on a major research project on the career paths of individuals across the private equity industry. We have had an excellent response to the survey which is now closed. Many thanks to all those who took the time to complete the two questionnaires. We will be publishing a report on the findings in the new year.

Level 20 1st Year Anniversary Reception

Our Activities

Mentoring & Development

The mentoring programme is designed to support the career success of women in private equity

Networking & Events

The overall aim is to serve our members through organising events on a regular basis that will appeal to a broad range of interests


We like to make a difference – not just to investment performance but also to the community

Our team

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