Award honors Eurazeo’s commitment to gender diversity, the firm’s exceptional female leadership, and its continued focus on powering better growth through its portfolio
Eurazeo, a leading global investment company with a diversified portfolio of €32.5 billion in assets under management, today announced that it was named International General Partner of the Year for 2022 by Private Equity Women Investor Network (“PEWIN”). The award is given annually by PEWIN to a General Partner (“GP”) committed to transforming the private equity industry by supporting increased gender diversity and female leadership.
Virginie Morgon, CEO of Eurazeo, said:
"Increasing gender diversity both within Eurazeo and the broader private equity industry is one of our top priorities with our O+ Initiative, along with sustainability. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished to date, but there is more to do. At Eurazeo, we don’t cut corners and we are committed to responsible growth, investing with purpose, and contributing meaningfully along the journey to equality and equity.”
Adrianne Shapira, Managing Director, Brands and PEWIN member added:
“It is a great honor to accept this award on Eurazeo’s behalf from an organization that has connected me with many incredible women and private equity firms aligned in their efforts to champion gender diversity. At Eurazeo, women account for one-third of leadership roles and lead more than one-third of our investment teams. Today’s challenges require innovative solutions, collaborative efforts, and positive intentions. Our firm is off to a strong start, but we are far from finished.”
Inclusion and Sustainability are the two pillars of Eurazeo’s O+ strategy, which the firm launched in 2020. Eurazeo has been committed to ESG since 2008 and takes a metric-driven approach to systematically roll out initiatives, including increasing diversity within its portfolio companies to Power Better Growth.
PEWIN is the leading organization for senior-level women investment professionals in private equity, providing its more than 900 members with opportunities to network and build relationships with peers. The PEWIN awards program recognizes the organizations and individuals taking the lead in promoting gender diversity across the private equity industry at all levels. The firms are nominated by PEWIN membership and voted by the PEWIN Steering Committee.