…and is changing the face of finance in the process.
This time last year, British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association published research into 178 private equity firms across the UK to create a dataset on gender diversity in the sector. The result? Only 14 percent of investment professionals within private equity in the U.K. are female, and only 6 percent of them are classified as senior investment professionals.
Meanwhile at NorthInvest, female founders and investors form an ever-growing part of our community. In only our second year, 11% of our angel investors are female and now we’re helping to break the mould in fund management (only 2% of mutual funds are managed exclusively by women) with an all-female operations team.