After a very successful start at the end of last year, Women@HHL are excited to continue their speaker series and announce the next special guest for an exclusive talk for Women@HHL:

“How to attract and retain female talent in private equity?” – A talk by Dörte Höppner

Dörte Höppner is the COO of Riverside Europe, the European fund of The Riverside Company, a global private equity (PE) firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses. She has been recognized by a number of trade publications for her contributions to private equity, among them Most Influential Person in European PE in 2012 and Best Private Equity Personality of the Year 2016.

Next to her work at the PE fund, Mrs. Höppner is passionate about promoting gender diversity in the PE industry. Together with the international not-for-profit organization Level 20 ( ), she aims to deliver greater representation for women at all levels of the industry, and strives to do this by inspiring them to join and succeed in this dynamic industry.

During her exclusive talk for Women@HHL, Mrs. Höppner will talk, among others, about:
• State of play: About an industry that is lacking female talent
• Reasons: From firm level to societal structures
• Level20‘s approach to promote gender diversity
• What does it take to create a greater gender balance?

After her talk, an Q&A session and an informal get-together is planned.

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22 May 2018, 6:00 pm
Academic House, 4th floor, Study rooms
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig

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