Guidance and Best Practices for Investors on Diversity & Female Entrepreneurship is a report published by the British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. It includes tactical guidance for investors to create an inclusive pipeline and portfolio.
Venture Forward’s work revolves around four key areas of focus:
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Data & Research
- History of the Industry
We curate the readings and educational resources presented here to align with one or more of these areas of focus.
In this HBR article by Ilene H. Lang and Reggie Van Lee, the authors discuss the role of institutional investors in addressing the race and gender gaps in their investment portfolios.
In this TechCrunch article, Dan Miller outlines common pitfalls he sees in talent searches with VC firms in particular, as well as some thoughts on how firms can improve their hiring processes, in order to work toward having more diverse representation within their investing teams.
We prioritize resources that provide actionable guidance and strategies, rigorous data and analysis, or durable information, as opposed to opinion pieces or commentary on contemporaneous events. This is not an exhaustive list of readings, commentary, or educational resources available on venture capital, but rather, one focused on our areas of focus and on providing meaningful, long-term value.
If you have a suggestion for reading material or educational resources that meets our criteria, please reach out to Rhianon Anderson at email@example.com.