Level 20 membership is free and open to professionals working in private equity in Europe who are committed to improving gender diversity. Members will be asked annually to reconfirm their membership and to update their personal details.
We have two types of membership which are detailed below.
Professionals in private equity firms (General Partners), and investors in private equity funds (Limited Partners) are eligible to apply to become Full Members.
Professionals working in firms that provide the following services to the private equity industry may apply to become Associate Members:
Investment banks and corporate finance houses
Placement agent firms
Recruitment firms and headhunters
Strategy and due diligence consultancy firms
Marketing and public relations consultancy firms
Please note: Given the size of the total membership, members can expect to be invited to a limited number of events. Event invitations are dependent on our audience segmentation, which tries to ensure, where possible, that members are only invited to events that may be of relevance to them. For this reason, it is important that members update their details.
Women represent 30% of the total workforce within the overall UK private equity industry, including the venture capital and institutional investor communities. This is significantly less than the percentage of women in the overall UK workforce which amounts to 47%. Within the private equity universe, the highest proportion of female representation is found in Limited Partner organisations where they comprise 35% of the workforce. In private equity GPs the figure falls to 29% and the lowest female representation is found in venture capital GPs at 27%.
(‘Women in Private Equity July 2019’ aggregated data from 3 studies conducted by Level 20, BVCA and Diversity VC on numbers of women working in the PE and VC industry).