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.
Human Capital Readings
Advancing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive ecosystem;
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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.
It is widely recognized that improving diversity and inclusion in the venture capital and private equity industries is the right thing to do. Not only that, but there is strong evidence that increasing diversity will lead to better returns, increased talent retention and more creativity. Diversity VC has put together a list of questions which Limited Partners can use to ask GPs at venture funds questions during the due diligence process to better understand their approach to diversity and inclusion.
In this post from the First Round Review, the team at LifeLabs helpfully distills inclusive leadership into its four most essential habits.
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.
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