At Goldman Sachs, our commitment to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and
inclusive working environment is absolute.
As we operate in an increasingly global marketplace in which change is constant,
diversity is a significant business imperative to help us remain competitive and at the
edge of innovation. Our success depends on having people who reflect the diversity
of the communities and cultures in which we operate.
Being diverse is not optional – it is what we must be.
At Goldman Sachs, we know that without the best people, we cannot be the best
firm. It is at the very core of our ability to serve our clients well and to maximise return
for our shareholders. We must have diversity at all levels of the organisation in order
to continue to be leaders in the market and to strengthen our culture of excellence
Goldman Sachs is committed to fostering a work environment that values diverse
backgrounds and perspectives and truly recognises the potential of all our people.
The firm’s employee affinity networks and interest forums support our diversity and
inclusion efforts, including the Firmwide Black Network. The network is open to all
employees and is instrumental in organising an annual series of events for Black History
Month during October, highlighting the diverse contributions of leaders in business,
education, entertainment, and social activism. The calendar of thought-provoking events
promotes dialogue and awareness of black heritage and contemporary influence.
As highlighted by Kene Ejikeme, co-head of EMEA Equities Execution Sales-Trading
and Execution trading businesses and co-head of the Firmwide Black Network,
“The annual Black History Month events at Goldman Sachs are integral to
fostering an inclusive environment for black professionals within the firm.”
Recent speakers have included retired footballer Fabrice Muamba and internationally
acclaimed poet and novelist, Ben Okri. This year, our Black History Month events will
explore how past generations have shaped the future and how younger generations
will continue to memorialise the Afro-Caribbean culture.Goldman Sachs is pleased to