Elizabeth co-chairs the Global Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and is a member of the EMEA Inclusion and Diversity Committee. These governance and accountability bodies help the firm and its senior leadership plan and execute their D&I strategy. Elizabeth is involved in various firm-wide mentoring programs for diverse professionals in the gender, BAME and LGBT+ spaces, and gives developmental feedback and advice to diverse professionals in the Global Markets division regarding how to navigate career progression in the sales and trading business. Elizabeth is actively involved in advocating for a more inclusive society with clients. She engages clients through roundtable discussions and best practice sharing exercises, sharing Goldman Sachs’ approach to D&I and talent management to illustrate how client organizations can create more inclusive environments.
At Goldman Sachs, Andrew is a member of the EMEA Inclusion and Diversity Committee (EIDC), and a regional sponsor of the EMEA Firmwide Black Network (FBN). He uses his platform as a senior leader to enhance the company’s culture of diversity and inclusion, and as a member of the EIDC he is involved in key strategic decisions regarding the D&I strategy of the firm in EMEA. Andrew provides mentorship, sponsorship and high-profile visibility as a sponsor of the FBN to ensure the company’s diverse talent gets the right exposure and platforms to influence change. He participates in and promotes the network’s Black History Month programming, hosting and speaking at various sessions. Over the past few years, Andrew and Goldman Sachs have partnered with a number of ground-breaking schemes, including the Stephen Lawrence Scholarship with Freshfields, Pathways to Law with Allen & Overy, Networked with Herbert Smith Freehills and Future Leaders with Hogan Lovells, to build a more diverse talent pipeline.
Rondette is a member of Goldman Sachs’ Global D&I Team, the EMEA Advisor to the firm-wide Black Network and is focused on driving the BAME Talent Strategy and affinity networks. She has led the re-launch of the Black Analyst & Associate Initiative focused on retaining black talent, is responsible for building external relationships with organizations such as the Stephen Lawrence Foundation and pioneered the ‘Real Talk’ sessions driving connectivity between senior leadership and black talent across all levels. In addition, Rondette is an Alumni Ambassador for the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassadors Network, a youth mentor for Mentivity and Co-founder of the Podcast Race2Rise.
Lindsey is COO of Goldman Sachs firm-wide Hispanic Latino Network, which has seen a huge increase in membership since her joining in 2017, with numbers increasing from 3.9k to over 5k. Her role has included coaching and mentoring Hispanic candidates, taking a leadership role in Goldman Sachs’ responses to natural disasters, including the Puerto Rico earthquakes, and working to create a strategy to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Lindsey is a first generation Mexican American, and experienced early success due to her participation in Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO). She is now an active SEO alumna and gives back by being the liaison for SEO at Goldman Sachs. Outside of Goldman Sachs, Lindsey is a Board Member for Music for Autism, an organization that gives free converts for individuals with autism.
At Goldman Sachs, Kene is Co-Head of the EMEA Firmwide Black Network (FBN), and is actively involved in informing and advancing the Black talent strategy, leading recruitment initiatives and mentoring Black talent. He has led efforts to provide a forum for exchanging ideas within the FBN, and to discuss challenges faced by diverse professionals. The FBN hosts several Black History Month events, featuring internal and external Black leaders and role models. Beyond Goldman Sachs, Kene and a group of other senior finance professionals co-founded Impact X, a double bottom line venture capital company launched to support underrepresented entrepreneurs across Europe. He also dedicates a significant amount of time to mentoring Black youth in London.
A visible advocate for diversity, Ricardo is Senior Sponsor of the Global Markets Division Black and Hispanic/Latino Council at Goldman Sachs, where he leads a diverse team in his role as Co-Head of FICC Americas Sales. He works to recruit diverse talent and fill key strategic roles, and advocated for diverse talent for the Global Markets Division summer internship program. Ricardo is on the Board of Visitors for the University of California, Berkeley, working to promote diversity to the university’s leadership, shaping and advancing key initiatives, and increasing diverse representation on the board. He has also served on the board of the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a non-profit which supports the construction of vocational training centers in orphanages throughout Latin America.
Jorge is a member of the Firmwide Hispanic/Latino network (FHLN), through which he aims to help develop Goldman Sachs’ Hispanic/Latino professionals so that one day the firm could have a strong number of Hispanic/Latino professionals in top leadership positions. He has been nominated as the co-head of the professional development pillar, fostering the mission of the network to attract, retain and develop the firm’s Hispanic/Latino professionals by providing professional development opportunities in key areas such as leadership, communication and commercial impact. He implemented two key impactful programs that helped advance the careers of many Hispanic/Latino professionals at the firm, the “Continued Education Series,” a panel discussion that provided a forum to hear from Goldman Sachs colleagues who had earned their CFA or CPA licenses and to learn about the impact these certifications had on their careers, and the “Internal Mobility: Learn and Connect” event, which included a panel on career mobility followed by a networking event with hiring teams to learn about open roles. Jorge is also a member of the Securities Summer Diversity Council, which monitored the performance and experience of 51 Black, Hispanic or Latino interns joining the Securities Division this summer across all functions and ultimately helped to inform hiring decisions for the firm. Many recent graduates reach out to Jorge for career advice on how to get a role at the firm or excel in a career as a trader. He has participated in the Schusterman Initiative’s Reality Adelante Experience, and has recently been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Puerto Rico.
Lin is recognised as one of the most visible, influential and connected Chinese professionals in the UK. At Goldman Sachs, Lin has authored a ground-breaking presentation based on her personal journey as a Chinese millennial after the one child policy. Following this success, Lin pioneered a Diversity Conference decoding how unconscious bias, in particular cultural influences, can impact behaviour and how to transform existing stereotypes in the workplace. At the Goldman Sachs Young Professional and Future Leaders Conference, Lin shared insights on the uncovered similarities between Western and Chinese millennials. Outside of the firm, Lin is a key figure on breaking the bamboo ceiling, driving industry changes by helping professionals navigate routes to leadership positions in Western corporates. Lin chaired the prestigious 48 Group Young Icebreakers, leading many high profile events, including the inaugural Young Icebreakers China event in Beijing. She has inspired many by sharing her work with firms such as EY and Linklaters, universities such as LBS, Oxford and Cambridge University, as well as groups ranging from senior politicians, women networks to school children. Lin was the winner of the “Excellence in Banking” award at the Chinese Business Leaders Awards 2016 and was recognised in Brummell’s 2017 list as one of the most inspirational women in the City of London.
As a partner, Margaret engages the firm’s leadership in bold new initiatives for progressing the inclusion and advancement of Black professionals. Together with her fellow Black partners, Margaret work directly with the firm’s co-presidents to take deliberate action to improve the progression of Black talent and build on the firm’s aspiration of being an “employer of choice” for diverse professionals. She is a lead investor for Launch with GS, an initiative aiming to close the gender investing gap. The initiative has recently extended beyond women to include investments in businesses founded, owned or led by people of colour. Leveraging her role as head of the Urban Investment Group (UIG), Margaret is working to help further close the investment opportunity gap, with strategy rooted in deep community engagement to ensure investment capital can be a catalyst in the revitalization of distressed neighbourhoods. Margaret currently serves on the boards of several community and economic development non-profit organizations including: the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, Center for an Urban Future (CUF), Core Innovation Capital, and Ascend Learning. Through serving on the Ascend Learning board, Margaret was able to help in structuring the financing to allow for the redevelopment of an underutilised building be turned into the Brownsville Ascend Lower and Middle Schools, and Brooklyn Ascend High School. Additionally, through serving on the board of CUF, a New York City think tank, Margaret has helped with their mission of developing a sustainable middle-class economy.
Chris is one of the early leaders of Goldman Sachs’ Asian Professionals Network (APN), an award-winning organization of their Asian professionals, focused on enhancing the professional development for this highly-diverse population, which originates from many different countries and cultures. As the most senior Goldman Sachs sponsor of the APN in the Americas, he has had the opportunity over these decades to mentor hundreds of their professionals from the Asian community. Building on his experiences as a member of the Goldman Sachs Americas Diversity Committee, Chris co-founded the Asian Talent Initiative, a data-driven initiative focused on accelerating the leadership potential of Goldman Sachs’ mid-level Asian population, which has been consistently recognised by leading industry organisations, such as The Asia Society. Chris is also on the board of overseers of launch with GS, an important firm-wide initiative focusing on advancing entrepreneurs and investors who are women and people of colour. He co-chairs the investment committee and directly oversees the AIMS Imprint team, a team of industry-leading ESG experts, which focus on analysing the diversity dimensions of investments. Externally, Chris serves as vice chair of the board of The Juilliard School, where he is passionate about extending the opportunities for an education in the arts to all communities, and has long focused on initiatives which enhance diversity and inclusion, such as the Juilliard Music Advancement Program, seeking students from diverse backgrounds under-represented in the classical music field, and committing to enrolling the most talented students regardless of financial need.