Last week, Blackstone welcomed its BXWIN14 class with Tony James, President and COO, Joan Solotar, Head of External Relations and Strategy, Laura Waitz, Global Head of Human Resources and the BXWIN13 class. BXWIN is an innovative program launched last year to create a critical mass network of incoming professional women across Blackstone.
Each class is partnered with two senior sponsors and two other professionals, who meet with participants regularly throughout the year. Each class is encouraged to also deepen connections on their own, exchanging ideas and leveraging one another’s experiences. The goal of the BXWIN program is to attract and retain the best female professionals, push people out of their comfort zone to reach higher and eliminate potential perceived barriers.