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Spring 2020 Partner Spotlights


Host Partner

Capital Group

Since 1931, Capital Group has been singularly focused on delivering superior, consistent results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability. Capital Group serves individual investors, financial intermediaries and institutions around the world through a broad range of products and services that include American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund families in the U.S. by assets under management.

Fostering a fully diverse workforce that provides opportunities for everyone based on their skills and experience has long been a priority at The Capital Group Companies. In addition to surfacing the best people for the job regardless of factors such as gender, ethnicity and nationality this commitment has contributed greatly to the Capital Group’s success and prominence in the investment management industry.

The Capital Group’s investment philosophy, established nearly 80 years ago, is reflected in a collegial work environment that encourages and values the input and active collaboration of associates throughout our organization. (The fact that we call all our employees ‘associates’ is itself an acknowledgment of this respect for the individual.) It is through this diversity that the best long-term investment ideas are born, resulting in consistent investment results for our clients and shareholders.

Inherent in our commitment to diversity is active support for the inclusion and advancement of women. More than 60% of our associates are female, and the Capital Group works closely with women’s organizations in key universities and business schools to recruit talented women and nurture their advancement.

We invest in our associates through a comprehensive benefits program that encourages continued education and training as well as support for working mothers through flexible work schedules and generous well-baby care and maternity benefits. It is all part of the Capital Group’s strong belief that our clients, shareholders, and associates all benefit when we help individuals succeed.


Corporate Partners

PIMCO

PIMCO is a global investment management firm with a singular focus on preserving and enhancing investors’ assets.

We manage investments for institutions, financial advisors and individuals. The institutions we serve include corporations, central banks, universities, endowments and foundations, and public and private pension and retirement plans. We also serve advisors and individuals set on personal financial goals, from preparing for retirement to funding higher education.

For more than four decades, our mission has been grounded in a holistic investment process designed to apply rigorous top-down and bottom-up analysis of inputs to identify investment opportunities and risks. Since our founding in Newport Beach, California, in 1971, we have grown into a team of more than 2,300 dedicated professionals, with offices in 12 countries and trading operations in North America, Europe and Asia. We have an established reputation of innovation, and we continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes.

Our commitment to the Forté Foundation goes along with the continued effort to enhance and maintain a leadership role in the industry by engaging as wide a pool of talent as possible and integrating different perspectives for success in an increasingly complex global environment.

For more information visit: www.pimco.com/careers or follow us @PIMCO.


Bank of America

Whether it’s raising capital in Mumbai or hedging currencies in Stockholm, the powerful combination of Bank of America means we can do more for our clients than any other financial services firm. We understand the challenges our clients face around the world, and we tap the full resources of our company to help them achieve their goals. Our solutions span the complete range of advisory, capital raising, banking, treasury and liquidity, sales and trading, and research capabilities.

Combining a dominant corporate bank and world-class investment bank, Bank of America has created a financial powerhouse of deep industry, regional, product and strategic expertise serving clients in over 150 countries through more than 40 offices across the world. As the bank of choice for 99% of the U.S. Fortune 500 and 96% of the Global Fortune 500, Bank of America is the place to be for talented professionals who are serious about seizing opportunities to make a difference and helping to shape the future of global banking.


Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to approximately 325,000 subscribers globally. Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg is our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture where employees feel respected for their diversity and empowered to impact the business globally.

Women at Bloomberg

Bloomberg Women's Community connects and supports women at Bloomberg through awareness, relationship-building and career development. The Bloomberg Women in Technology group encourages women to be leaders in technology and focuses on supporting leadership development, recruitment and retention efforts within the company, as well as mentoring young women pursuing STEM educational and career paths.

Bloomberg's Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

Last year, Bloomberg launched the inaugural Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index, recognizing 26 firms for their commitment to gender equality. The index provides investors with valuable reference data across internal company statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community engagement.


Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs approximately 47,600 people.

Credit Suisse aims to be the employer of choice by attracting and retaining the best and most diverse talent. Our diversity strategy is based on the idea of "engaging difference": leveraging the diverse perspectives of all of our employees to achieve our business goals.

We're building a talent-driven culture, where the best people—regardless of their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion or nationality—are free to realize their full potential.

Credit Suisse offers a variety of programs and professional networks to foster the career development of women. The Credit Suisse Americas Women's Network (AWN) is focused on recruiting top female talent, fostering the promotion and advancement of women, and building women's leadership. The AWN offers professional development, mentoring, advocacy, education, awareness programs. Examples of programs offered by the AWN in 2009 included:

The AWN is also a proud partner with a variety of external affiliates, including 100 Women in Hedge Funds, 85 Broads, Catalyst, the Financial Women's Association and The Women's Bond Club.

In addition to the AWN, Credit Suisse offers benefit programs to help women balance their professional and personal lives. We provide a full complement of flexible work arrangements, adoption assistance and adoption leave, domestic partner benefits, and back-up child and eldercare. We also offer health, nutrition, and wellness programs, and nursing areas for working mothers.

Our commitment to fostering the careers of women is demonstrated by the fact that we have been recognized for multiple consecutive years by Working Mother Magazine as among the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers."


Davita

DaVita Inc. is a Fortune 200® company that provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad.

DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of December 31, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,510 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 198,000 patients. The company also operated 237 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

DaVita—which is Italian for "giving life"—has more than 70,800 teammates (employees) working to provide superior patient care and exemplify the company's Core Values:

Since DaVita began in 1999, we have developed programs to enrich lives—and in creating programs for our patients and teammates, we realized that the goodwill they've generated has also spread to our families, into more than 2,000 local communities and around the world. Community Care—the annual report outlining the DaVita vision for social responsibility—defines our organization's "declaration of interdependence" and philosophy on the role corporations should play in America. DaVita is a community first, and a company second. We are a community that just happens to be organized in the form of a company.


EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Developing the careers of professional women

Our commitment to advancing women throughout our ranks and into leadership positions has contributed to our reputation as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the US. In addition, we’ve been ranked in the top 10 on Working Mother magazine’s annual 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers list for 13 consecutive years.

The number of women in top executive management positions continues to increase as a result of our focused efforts. In fact, 30 percent of the 1,163 people who made partner at EY firms around the world in 2019 were women. The gender diversity on the EY Global Executive, the highest governance body in EY, also increased, with women now representing more than 31%. A strong “tone at the top” from senior leaders holds our executives accountable for the development and advancement of women.

At EY, we work hard to give women professionals everything they need to succeed, from mentoring and development opportunities to professional women’s networks. Our focus on developing women as professionals and as leaders — through programs emphasizing sponsorship, for example — continues to drive our progress in diversity and inclusiveness. We strive for diversity of thought to deliver exceptional client service, so we’re fostering a people-oriented, inclusive culture with consistent support at every level of the organization.


Hines

Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for nearly 60 years.

With a presence in 201 cities around the globe and investor relationships with many of the world's largest financial institutions, Hines has the breadth of experience, the network of expertise and the financial strength to assume complex and challenging investment, development and management projects.

Company Highlights

Offices in 24 countries, with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston (U.S. headquarters), London (European headquarters), New York and San Francisco, as well as 95 other U.S. cities. Portfolio of projects underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties consists of more than 1,295 properties including skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, industrial parks, medical facilities, and master-planned resort and residential communities. Currently, Hines has $111 billion of assets under management, including $60 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $51 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services.

Diversity Commitment

Hines is driven by a commitment to excellence, integrity and innovation. Employees are essential to our success, and we are dedicated to attracting, developing and promoting a talented, diverse and multicultural workforce. We strive to provide an inclusive environment where differences are valued, embraced and celebrated, and where everyone can reach their full potential. Diverse perspectives advance new ideas and foster our entrepreneurial culture, creating successful outcomes for our firm as well as our partners, clients, investors and employees.


J.P. Morgan

At J.P. Morgan, our mission is simple: first-class business…in a first-class way. In everything we do, excellence and integrity are the guiding principles. Excellence means more than 160 years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of significant wealth, day in and day out. We augment this knowledge with some of the boldest, most innovative thinking today. Integrity means keeping your interests front and center always and carrying out our work with utter discretion.

In each key area of wealth management—investments, liquidity and credit management, and, along with your independent advisors, tax and estate planning—our extensive experience is exemplary. Equally important, we have the experience, the organizational structure and the commitment to knit these separate strands into a unified and comprehensive plan designed around your particular situation.

We understand that our collective diversity is our strength and are committed to creating an inclusive organization where everyone can succeed based on merit. We hire and develop people with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds because we believe that is a fundamental part of strengthening our global business capabilities. We understand that different perspectives bring strength and creativity to our work and lead to the best solutions for our clients. J.P. Morgan offers internship opportunities and scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds and participates in a wide variety of career events to attract diverse candidates.


L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is one of the premier strategy consulting firms worldwide. At L.E.K., we’re passionate about helping our clients succeed with breakthrough insights that drive real impact. Our clients view us as trusted partners that help address their most pressing challenges and biggest opportunities.

Our uncompromising approach is grounded in deep industry expertise, rigorous analysis, and a commitment to driving practical results that exceed our clients’ expectations. To do this, we hire the best and the brightest, and offer them an unparalleled experience to rapidly develop their skills. This strategy drives L.E.K.’s robust growth, and gives us the benefits of global scale with a small-firm feel.

Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across five continents, and is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s best firms to work for. For more information, visit lek.com.


School Partners

Duke

In its relatively short history, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina, has established itself as one of the leading business schools in the world. With talented faculty and renowned research centers, the school sits among top-ranked U.S. business schools. Fuqua attracts and nurtures those who will lead the business world with strength, humility, and purpose. Our students thrive on difference, have the power to bring out the best in others, and can move teams forward toward common goals.

At Fuqua, our entire community is committed to creating an environment where women leaders thrive, and to elevating awareness about the positive impact women make when they engage, contribute, and have their voice heard in the workplace. Here, women hold over 190 leadership positions across virtually every full-time MBA student organization, directing the course of their MBA education and gaining valuable leadership experience in the process.

With 21 female faculty members and more than 6,400 alumnae, Duke's Fuqua School of Business offers women tremendous opportunities for both learning and networking. Named Fuqua's 2018 Club of the Year, The Association of Women in Business (AWIB) hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including career panels, a speaker series, and their annual Women's Leadership Conference as well as social activities such as brunches, and mixers.

Each fall, we invite prospective female students to attend the Weekend for Women, an exciting three-day event that offers a unique opportunity to sample Duke in the company of other women. Through AWIB and partnerships with leading organizations such as the Forté Foundation, we offer numerous scholarships, recruitment fairs, and networking sessions designed especially for women working toward careers in business.


IESE

IESE Business School has a proven track record of innovation. It was the first school in Europe to establish a two-year MBA and the first in the world to offer a bilingual MBA. Today, IESE Business School has secured its position as a top business school globally, with campuses in Barcelona and Madrid, and pioneering activities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

IESE's mission is to transform business and society through management education and leadership development, creating a better world by growing better leaders: people with big aspirations and a spirit of service, equipped with the skills and capabilities to make a positive difference.

IESE Business School and its general management MBA provide a cross-cultural learning environment: one that transforms, inspires and impacts your future.


University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School)

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the world’s first collegiate school of business. Each year the Wharton MBA Program prepares hundreds of women worldwide to pursue their professional careers in the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors. In the Wharton MBA Program, you will develop your management toolkit through rigorous and analytical coursework and learn by leading to develop yourself as a confident decision maker.

Women come to Wharton for its customizable and flexible curriculum, diverse perspectives and global view, and academic excellence across every major discipline. With 225 faculty, 19 majors, 200 electives, and 13+ interdisciplinary programs, Wharton gives you the opportunity to grow through a multidimensional and interconnected experience, inside and outside the classroom.

With women making up 44% of our current classes, Wharton Women in Business (WWIB) remains one of our most active graduate clubs. Their mission is to empower all Wharton women to achieve their full potential in their personal and professional endeavors. WWIB focuses on issues relevant to women in business, providing social and networking opportunities with fellow students, alumnae, faculty, administrators, executives, and entrepreneurs. WWIB is both a social and professional organization, spearheading efforts within Wharton and the greater business community regarding admissions, alumni outreach, professional development, and recruiting. WWIB organizes and sponsors a number of events, including:

Upon graduation, Wharton women find ample opportunity to build social and professional ties to last a lifetime, as they join a network of over 96,000 MBA alumni.