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Executive Women in Private Equity: Defining the Path Forward

Women have advanced in private equity for years, but there is still work to do. Falcon partner Lindsay Guzowski and guests Anna O’Nan and Lynne Berreman discuss the way forward in the 2020s.

Falcon Partner Lindsay Guzowski and her guests Lynne Berreman and Anna O’Nan discuss their experiences breaking into private equity and what PE-backed companies and sponsors can do to strengthen and support the pipeline of women entering and advancing in PE roles. The event took place on October 13  at 1:00 p.m. ET



Our panelists:

Lindsay Guzowski – Falcon Partner (MBA Kellogg School of Management, MA UNC Chapel Hill, BA Dartmouth College)

Lindsay has led C-Level searches for more than a dozen leading private equity sponsors including multiple assignments in software, business services, healthcare, consumer and manufacturing.

In addition to being a member of the CFA Society of Cleveland, Lindsay also passed all levels of the CFA exam and is eligible for its charter.  Her research on leadership and culture has been published in leading peer reviewed journals.


Lynne Berreman – CFO at True Blue Car Wash (BS Northern Arizona University)

Lynne has extensive experience in building or transforming both private equity as well as mature organizations focused on growth. She is highly adept in envisioning and leading the development of both long-term and time-critical initiatives and has successfully developed high performing teams while creating productive environments that energize employees at all levels and across organizational lines.

Successful in the development of merger and acquisition strategies, due diligence and deal execution, Lynne has extensive experience in driving the integration process to assure committed synergy targets are met and value creation realized.


Anna O’Nan – CFO at Baker Hill Solutions (BS Southwestern Oklahoma State University))

Anna has over 20 years of financial and corporate leadership experience in global companies serving complex regulated industries. With early roots in public accounting and outsourced CFO services, Anna has led Finance, Business Development, Human Resources, and Legal teams through periods of explosive growth, global expansions, mergers and acquisition, and post-acquisition integration.

Resources referenced in the webinar:

  • FalconCXO: Where are Female CFOs in Private Equity
  • FalconCXO: Private Equity’s Use of Cultural Fit
  • FalconCXO: Where Women Disappear in Job Applications – and Why
  • FalconCXO Interview: Combating Bias and Breaking Through in Private Equity
  • HBR:  “Feminine” Values Can Give Tomorrow’s Leaders an Edge
  • Bloomberg:  Lack of Women in PE Starts to Hurt
  • M&A: How to Build Gender Diversity into Deal Terms
  • PE Hub: Why Don’t More Women Lead Deal Teams
  • HBR: What Research Says:  How Women are Treated at Work
  • Institutional Investor:  Female Portfolio Managers Made Almost $200k Less
  • McKinsey:  Women in the Workplace
  • The Deal:  Women Struggle Climbing PE Ladder
  • IFC:  Gender Equality in Private Equity
  • Forbes: The Case for Women Leadership Post-Pandemic
  • HBR: 5 Ways to Bring Women Back
  • NY Times: Women, Leadership and the Post Pandemic World
  • McKinsey: Creating a Post-Pandemic Recovery for Women

Event Details

October 13th, 2021 at 05:00 PM

October 13th, 2021 at 07:00 PM