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A future where even more women lead the way


PEWIN is a network of the most senior women in private equity, united to drive change in the industry by shaping a future where even more women lead the way.


Start at the top

Powerful change starts with those in power, so all of our efforts are focused on uniting and advancing the most brilliant, influential women leaders.

Take big leaps

We go beyond teaching; we empower each other with essential resources, connections, and financial opportunities needed for senior women leaders to take bold action in their careers.

Advance what's possible

We advance what’s possible for the industry and ourselves by developing determined leaders capable of steering private equity toward a better path.

PEWIN’s impact on the industry

As a network of the most senior women in private equity, we don’t just unite to empower each other; we pave smoother paths for women at every stage of their private equity careers.

Through our organizational initiatives, including our Foundation, mentorship program with Toigo Rise, and Pinklight programs, we’re powering a future with more women-led investments.

PEWIN by the numbers


Our network is more than 1,000 women strong and spans leadership roles in investment institutions across the world.


in AUM
Our members represent institutions with over $3 trillion in assets under management (AUM).


Our members are in 30+ countries, with regional chapters in New York, Boston, DC, Texas, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Canada, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Africa.
Our story

There’s power in numbers

Only 12% of managing directors at private equity firms are women.1 And yet, gender-balanced private capital teams perform better, earn higher valuations, and have reduced failure rates.2,3 Private equity is overdue for change.

What started as a belief that the profile of senior women in private equity needed amplifying has grown into a powerful movement with an unshakeable commitment to elevate more women into decision-making positions.

There’s no one better than us to shape a future for private equity where more women lead the way.

Meet Kelly Williams

A note from our founding chair

“When the Private Equity Women Investor Network was founded by a very special group of 12 women over 18 years ago, there were far fewer senior women in the industry, and it was very rare that female professionals had opportunities to work together or to network. The idea behind PEWIN was to provide opportunities for women to do business together, develop professional networks and to increase the profile of female leaders in the private equity industry. PEWIN has had an extraordinary impact on my own career and that of so many of our members, and it is abundantly clear that women benefit immensely from sharing their experiences and supporting and celebrating each other. PEWIN aims to continue this legacy of finding creative ways to increase the number of women in positions of power in the private equity and thereby bring about better outcomes for all members of our industry.”

Meet Dana Johns

A note from our board chair

“As board chair of this vital organization, I am honored and humbled to continue our critical work of increasing the representation of women in our industry. I have seen the firsthand benefits of PEWIN through the invaluable relationships and resources I've gained that have been key to my advancement as an allocator. Through the unwavering support and efforts of our industry partners, we are committed to ensuring more women reap these benefits by uniting, empowering, and advancing the most accomplished and influential leaders in private equity.”

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Our supporting partners

Our sponsors fuel our mission—giving us the resources we need to empower senior women leaders and advance the private equity industry.

Founding Partners

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Patron Partners

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