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Women in Alternatives 2023

Progress toward gender balance in alternative assets continues to be incremental

The proportion of women working in the alternatives industry improved marginally to 21.3% from 20.9% the previous year, though greater discrepancy exists at the senior level as women account for just 13.6% of the senior workforce.

Despite the under-representation of women, trailblazers are leading thoughtful conversations, conducting valuable analysis, and developing solutions to improve diversity and combat gender gaps throughout the alternatives industry.


Less than a quarter of employees working in the alternatives industry are women


The proportion of female board members in the alternatives industry


The percentage of women in the alternatives workforce in North America, the highest regional percentage

Discover our Women in Alternative Assets report

Discover which asset classes and regions are showing the most improvement in terms of representation, learn more about how gender disparity appears in the workplace, and find out how organizations are using data and policy changes to improve their diversity.

Read our contributions

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: more than the metrics

Rebecca Rowell, Locust Point Capital

Investors as agents of change in the alternatives space

Aniqah Rao, AIMA

Broadening horizons: Middle Eastern push for women in alternatives

Laura Merlini, CAIA

Preqin Expert Voices

As we come together to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are delighted to launch the first video of our Expert Voices series.

In this video, our Expert Voices network share trends and actionable insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion across the alternatives industry.

Learn more about Preqin Expert Voices

Career blog: Female STEM Role Models at Preqin

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we’ve asked the female STEM leaders and trailblazers at Preqin to share their stories to inspire other women considering taking a similar path. Learn from Sindhu B. Naidu and Hemisha Desai what skills are needed for a successful career in engineering, while Ambica Mahapatro shares some exciting projects she's worked on, and Yuanyuan Shang looks back on why she pursued a career in this field.

To learn more about our company culture and open roles, explore our careers page.

Join our webinar

Gender equity is a business imperative. Yet, for another year, the figures in Preqin’s Women in Alternatives report clearly show that not enough is being done to address the gender imbalance across our industry.

Join our Women in Alternatives 2023 webinar to find out more about how female representation has shifted, if at all, and the actions needed to create a meaningful change.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion policy

Read about Preqin's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our DEI policy.

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