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A Roadmap for Creating a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry

White Papers Oct 6, 2022

If you’re a venture capital (VC) or private equity (PE) leader seeking to transform your organization and portfolio companies to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, there’s help. We gathered advice from leaders of VC, PE, startup accelerators, and startups to gain their insights into why and how the industry is changing. These industry-leading experts shared 13 effective strategies that you can implement today to harness the power of DEI.

Learn how to create proactive DEI strategies, demonstrate your commitment to DEI and ESG to investors, and attract underrepresented founders to your next pitch meeting. We include strategies to help your organization challenge biases, rethink harmful processes, and leverage your DEI strategy into a more innovative and profitable portfolio. Our roadmap to investing in DEI has been specifically designed for leaders who recognize the business case for DEI and are interested in gaining practical advice for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Donald Thompson

Along with Kurt Merriweather

Donald Thompson, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 Southeast Award winner, is a globally respected business leader, CEO of The Diversity Movement, CDE, and author of Underestimated.