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Are there any females here working at all male private equity or growth equity firms? I've been interviewing at a number of these shops and get so discouraged when I see no females or WOC (doesn't help that I come from a small boutique shop)

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Yep, I’m a woman on an all male team. It’s SUPER frustrating the industry is still so male-dominated, but it’s also never going to change unless we get in, stay in, and build our (super successful, hopefully!) careers in the industry. Also bears mentioning the obvious - not all men and male-dominated teams are the same. Some are jerks of the worst kind, some are just jerks, and some are fantastic allies that can be amazing to work with. Finding the latter is hard, but def doable.

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Also mainly male at my shop. Other two female employees are the receptionist and an accountant in BO. Blows my mind.

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For sure…always the only female in the room. I don’t like it and I think this largely defines the culture of this industry. Unless your personality is a great fit or you just enjoy your work (aka passion), I feel most females tend to leave.

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*doesn't help my chances of getting the position coming from a small boutique

where are you looking specifically? I see some females in investing and operating roles but def not a majority.

I'm getting ready to accept a job at a prop shop with like four women employees and no women traders. Hopefully it won't be too bad, but I've never worked in an environment with a gender breakdown quite that extreme so 🤷‍♀️

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