Blackstone Affinity Networks

Our Affinity Networks serve as a resource for members and allies. They foster belonging and community and play a critical role in supporting our efforts to recruit, retain and advance a diverse workforce.

Blackstone Affinity Network event

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Women’s Initiative

The Blackstone Women’s Initiative drives innovative programs across the firm focused on supporting gender inclusion and developing employees to their full potential.

It fosters connectivity across businesses, encouraging mentorship and helping shape our recruiting strategy. The Initiative’s activities include a C-suite speaker series and service opportunities. Our BX WIN program pairs women hired through our campus recruiting efforts with junior and senior mentors across the firm.

Introducing the Women’s Initiative

Wesley LePatner, Senior Managing Director in Real Estate, explains the mission of the Women’s Initiative and its accomplishments so far.

Partnering with Bumble

Learn how Blackstone helped build Bumble’s board and realize founder Whitney Wolfe Herd’s vision of empowering women through technology.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Watch as women across Blackstone gather in our New York offices for a photo to commemorate International Women’s Day.

Diverse Professionals Network

We launched the Blackstone Diverse Professionals Network to expand and enhance the recruitment and retention of underrepresented individuals, as well as to create an inclusive community of diverse employees within the firm.

The Diverse Professionals Network provides a platform for our people to connect globally and advance the dialogue regarding the importance of diversity for our business.

Diverse Professionals Network

Members of the Diverse Professionals Network discuss the group’s important role as a sounding board for underrepresented individuals, and how this community contributes to Blackstone’s unique, team-centered culture.

Diversity in Our Portfolio

Firm leaders discuss our Board Diversity and Career Pathways initiatives, which aim to broaden the pool of talent represented at our portfolio companies – from the entry level to the boardroom.

Diverse Leaders Program

Each year, college sophomores from across the country participate in our Diverse Leaders Program, a 1.5-day experience aimed at expanding diversity at Blackstone and in financial services.

Building a Community with OUT Blackstone

Marshall Sprung, Chair of the OUT Blackstone Task Force, discusses how the affinity network supports employees across the firm.

Blackstone and The Ali Forney Center Support LGBTQ+ Youth

Learn how OUT Blackstone has helped secure nearly $100k in donations for the Ali Forney Center, the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ+ homelessness in the US.

Blackstone by Example: Peter Koffler and Carl James

Two colleagues sit down to discuss their work across Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) and OUT Blackstone.