Female retention in Private Equity
August 31, 2023 | Episode 17 | 19:11
The “Delivering the Deal” spotlight series is where Mercer’s leading experts discuss the most pressing issues facing business leaders and deal professionals in M&A today.
What should companies be doing now to prepare for deals in 2024? During this episode, our guest, Julian Bell, UK Leader, M&A Advisory Services at Mercer, shares his perspectives on the M&A market in the European Union and the United Kingdom, as well as predictions for 2024.
Build allies"Firms need to prioritise solving the challenge of female retention in private equity.We need everyone to understand the challenges and the role they play.."
Reexamine company culture"A culture around the rest of the fund where people feel disincentivized to actually use what they are entitled to and what may have attracted them [to the fund] in the first place."
Become a role model"Parental leave is still a topic that is top of mind. Many of these clients look to their senior colleagues or colleagues more broadly and notice they're not taking their leave, creating a culture that says to them as an individual. You won't get ahead or miss out on an amazing project if you take leave."
Step out, not back"I've heard from many clients that they take a step out, and then they're forgotten, and their career takes a bit of a pause because they're not there to advocate and raise their hand for their promotion."
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