PE Building Momentum To Close The Gender Gap

Law360, New York (March 15, 2016, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Women have long lagged behind their male counterparts in landing leadership roles in private equity, and recent years have seen little progress. But experts say a growing awareness of the issue and a faction determined to effect change means the glass ceiling's cracks are beginning to widen.

Only 10.5 percent of senior roles at North American private equity firms are held by women, according to a recent report from research firm Preqin, and dating back to 2013, that number has barely changed. Elsewhere in the world, it doesn’t get much better, with Asia boasting the highest proportion of female senior employees in 2016...

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