We’ve made great strides over the past several years in increasing the number of women in client service and leadership roles, including those in M&A-related fields such as Valuation & Modeling, Corporate Finance, Turnaround & Restructuring, and Infrastructure & Economic Advisory. The gender gap is shrinking but we still have a long way to go, especially at the executive level.
The business case for diversity is crystal clear and we know organizations with women as part of their teams outperform and provide enormous advantages. “Diversity of thought is crucial to structure a deal, in order to get the incentives right, and to make sure that everybody is heard,” Rikke Beckman Danielsen notes in her candid interview. We also know that how women respond to challenges and opportunities makes a difference and according to Jiak See Ng, “women often have a different way of getting things done in the boardroom.” Women with diverse backgrounds and skill sets bring a unique perspective to teams and businesses in a way that can improve decision-making and create long-lasting value.
That’s why this campaign is so important and why we’re excited to share with you the stories of some of the world-class women from our global M&A businesses. Women who bring with them a breadth of diversity across all dimensions. Through them, we help make a lasting positive impact for our firm, clients, and communities.
So, get to know our women in M&A, explore their stories, make connections, and ask us questions!