May 13, 2016

Blackstone hosts Diversity and Inclusion Network event

On Monday, May 9th, Blackstone hosted a firm-wide event for the Blackstone Diversity and Inclusion Network – one of the firm’s most important efforts of its kind in recent years. This network is tasked with increasing both our pipeline and retention of diverse talent, elevating the discussion on diversity within the industry more broadly, and leveraging our existing diversity initiatives at the firm.  At Blackstone, we know that having a diverse team with varied experiences and backgrounds makes us better investors.

Speakers at the event included Blackstone President Tony James, Verdun Perry, the Co-Head of Strategic Partners who has volunteered to lead and coordinate these efforts, and Adebayo Ogunlesi, who previously served as chief client officer and executive vice chairman at Credit Suisse First Boston and is now the Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners and the Lead Director of Goldman Sachs. 

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