Last year, we launched Kea Clusters; a micro-networking scheme for women in private equity and investment.
Now, six months after our first meeting, we’re delighted to announce that Kea Clusters has connected more than 100 women in investment and it’s still growing.
Gender inequality is a serious problem across the sector, so we launched Kea Clusters to help women make the professional connections that will help them succeed. In an industry where fewer than 10% of senior professionals are female, gender equality is a fundamental issue which we all need to address.
Networking for women in investment
Kea Clusters are small, unsponsored networking events for women in investment. Each cluster has six to ten members who meet every eight weeks to share professional and personal advice and support. Our aim is to help women in investment make professional connections and establish a supportive network that will help them overcome gender inequality across the industry.
Our CEO, Caroline Sage started the scheme after research by Kea identified several ways in which women are being held back by male-dominated working and networking cultures; one being a lack of networking opportunities available to women because of the imbalance in the number of men and women in investment.