Ardian Women’s Club
We formed Ardian Women’s Club to strengthen the voice of women and to speed up progress towards gender parity. We must do our utmost to make it easier for women to take their place in the private equity industry.”
Ardian Women’s Club exists to accelerate the advance of women at all levels of the company and create the conditions in which women can prosper in private equity as readily as men. The club, established in 2018, enables women across the company to meet and receive support and guidance on how to further their career at Ardian, develop their personal network and achieve greater recognition from their colleagues. It also has an important role in raising the profile of Ardian among women outside the company and inspiring them to consider a career in finance. Though aimed at women, the club’s events are open to all employees.
The club’s activities, which include workshops, mentoring, training courses, internal speaker events and external conferences, are directed towards its three main goals: to empower, connect and inspire women. An important part of its mission is to monitor indicators of gender parity within Ardian such as wage equality, representation in key roles and recruitment trends, and to encourage an internal dialogue on how to help the company move towards gender parity. During 2021, the company committed to reaching 40% representation of women in its investment teams by 2030. Club members also represent Ardian in international bodies that promote gender parity, inclusion and diversity.
We will only have truly accomplished our goal when gender equality is no longer a subject of discussion in the workplace and is simply self-evident.”
Its events also bring Ardian women together to help build their networks, discuss common concerns and listen to inspiring figures talk about their personal and professional challenges. Club members can receive 12-month courses of individual mentoring and coaching from experienced female colleagues.
The club places great emphasis in its social media outreach on highlighting the success stories of Ardian’s female employees and encouraging them to share their experiences and inspire others. It is determined to give female employees a stronger voice in the private equity industry.
Ardian Women’s Club aims at promoting parity within the company, by giving greater prominence to women across all roles, by encouraging them to speak up, by developing their network and by showcasing our businesses to attract new talent.