Casting a Wider Net
Verdun S. Perry, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone, says several things can be done to increase diversity within the private equity industry. First, he notes that recruiters can look beyond the typical universities for talent. He also says established, successful diverse professionals in the industry can also help educate and expose young people to the industry.
Mentorship is an important part of career development, but according to Verdun S. Perry, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone, a proper mentor/mentee relationship must come about organically. He also discusses the significance of creating a legacy of helping others to succeed in his chosen field.