Gender Equity Consortium
Together, we are advancing gender equity in private markets. Join the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Trilantic for our invitation-only educational intensive.

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January 18 and 19
St. Regis Hotel

New York, NY

Gender equity will enhance private equity.

Private capital markets stand out for startling disparities between men and women.


Only 9.4% of senior leaders in private equity in North America and Europe are women

Gender equity on private equity boards trails the rest of the financial industry by a 2:1 ratio


Only 1% of deals between 2006 and 2015 were led by women

But there’s a real business case for gender equity.

Committees with at least one female member outperform all-male teams by 12% of internal rate of return, a difference of 52 cents for each dollar invested


They also have 8% lower rates of capital loss than all-male teams

*Data source: Oliver Gottschalg, Financial Times

Designed for senior members who have the passion and the authority to effectuate change, the Gender Equity Consortium is based on data-driven methodologies that emphasize awareness, action, and accountability.


Together, we are deepening the conversation and engaging with the systemic issues at the root of inequality in finance


This intensive program will give participants tools and best practices that have succeeded in yielding measure positive impact


All firms are committing to themselves and to each other to measurably champion inclusive values, behaviors, and culture

Gender Equity Challenge

Each participating firm will commit to our gender equity challenge, identifying one policy or initiative to implement within their organization, track success, and report back to the consortium. Tuck will use the information to create a repository of case studies on advancing gender equity in the industry.

Our Program Design Partners

Raise Your Voice

Share your story and ideas so we can ensure the program is the best it can be.

I felt I needed to do what anybody told me to do, including doing what the guys were doing. The guys were going to the strip club.

I was told I need to behave more confidently and smile more frequently.

I haven’t heard a single success story of a female VP being promoted through the ranks who also had a family.

When I joined the firm there wasn’t a maternity leave policy because it wasn’t something anyone had ever needed before.

They hired two people and have openings for two more, and they are all white guys. I’m not going to invest because they don’t care. They are not taking these issues seriously.

It’s little micro-aggressions, like a woman always leading the holiday party.

My male boss would go out to drinks with the male analysts and leave me, a more senior associate, to work.

It’s lonely being the only woman.