Private equity's woman problem
Women comprise less than 18% of all employees in the private equity industry, and just 9% of senior private equity executives, according to industry research firm Preqin. It's the most skewed gender imbalance within the alternative asset space, although not by too much.
- Half of all female private equity employees are in either marketing or investor relations. Another 37% are in accounting or financial roles. Only 14% are investors.
- The "senior executive" percentage for PE women is 9.5% in North America, and 11.2% in Asia.
- Women comprise 11% of senior leadership in venture capital. That's higher than the 7% figure Axios previously reported, but that's likely due to different methodology. Namely, we only looked at U.S.-based funds, and didn't include non-investing positions
- Note: This is only preview data, as Preqin will be releasing a much more detailed report on October 11.