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.
Human Capital Readings
Advancing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive ecosystem;
We’ve created this list of readings and educational materials that support your human capital goals. Click the links below to access the full materials:
This 2019 report by Fairview Capital examines the state of woman and minority-owned private equity and venture capital firms.
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.
The readings and educational resources listed here revolve around one of Venture Forward’s four areas of focus: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) – Advancing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive VC ecosystem. In curating these materials, 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 this topic, but rather, one focused 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.