The Level 20 outreach programme aims to encourage young women to consider careers in private equity.
As part of our work to try to achieve our goal of having women in 20% of senior roles, we need to increase the numbers of women entering the industry so that the pool of those that can eventually be considered for promotion to more senior levels is much deeper. We are therefore targeting women at different points in their career planning.
The Future Leaders’ group and the European committees play an important role in increasing awareness of the private equity industry by organising a range of events. These have been held at some of the main European business schools and are now being extended to certain universities. Days are also held to encourage girls in the sixth form at school to think about careers in private equity and to understand the routes into the industry.