PODCAST: In depth with Carlyle and TPG’s diversity and inclusion heads

Kara Helander and Anna Edwin discuss how they are building diversity, equity and inclusion within their firms, and how the racial justice movement and pandemic have generated momentum for sustained action.

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In our latest episode of Spotlight, we chat with Kara Helander, chief inclusion and diversity officer at Carlyle Group, and Anna Edwin, global head of talent development at TPG.

Helander and Edwin explain how 2020 feels different and why there’s opportunity in this pandemic-altered moment to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces. They discuss their firms’ efforts to get more women and diverse professionals on the boards of their current or future investments, why the firms tie compensation to improving diversity, and the challenges of translating their initiatives to actual behavioural change. The pair also share their advice to emerging managers on forming diversity councils.