Dedicated to Building a Diverse Workforce
The Riverside Company is dedicated to building a diverse workforce throughout all of its global offices. Riverside is committed to fostering an environment where each individual is empowered to share their unique perspectives and life experiences.
This inclusive and diverse atmosphere allows Riverside to attract higher caliber talent, better serve its employees and build connections with a more diverse universe of companies that would allow us to pick the best investment opportunities around the world.
We seek to lead by example and to set the industry standard for attracting, retaining and developing people that can share the wisdom and understanding that comes from various cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. We will achieve our goals by continuing to run broad and fair hiring processes, engaging in regular discussion about diversity from the most senior levels of the firm, and opening our minds to learning from each other. As a result of doing this, we will build a stronger, more diverse team and ultimately invest more effectively.
We are delighted to be a Sponsor of Level 20, the not-for-profit organisation established to inspire women to join and succeed in the private equity industry.
Our firm supports Level 20’s mission to encourage greater female representation across the private equity industry with the goal of having 20% of senior positions in the industry held by women and with a particular focus on increasing the number of women in investment roles.
We support Level 20’s five key initiatives to achieve this mission: mentoring and development; networking and events; outreach; advocacy; and research. We encourage our employees irrespective of gender to be active members of Level 20 by contributing to Level 20-led research, discussion groups and outreach events and participating in the annual mentoring programme. Our firm’s engagement with these activities is led by our internal Level 20 Ambassador.
Partnering with the TEAK Fellowship
As part of our Diversity & Inclusion initiative, Riverside's New York office partnered with The TEAK Fellowship to hold a workshop for college-aged students in NYC. During the workshop, Riversiders were paired wit students to give resume advice, discuss careers and possible career paths.
Women's Networking Breakfasts
Riverside hosted Diversity & Inclusion breakfasts in New York and San Francisco to highlight private equity career paths and opportunities for women.