Power 100 Q&A: Erika Irish Brown

Worth spoke with Bloomberg’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Nov 9, 2017 11:45 PM ET
Erika Irish Brown, Bloomberg’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Illustration by Cristiano Siqueira.

Originally published on Worth

Worth spoke with Bloomberg’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Erika Irish Brown, the 98th most powerful person in finance.

Q: How has the financial industry changed in terms of including women and people of color since your start in the early 1990s?

A: The industry has changed a lot in terms of cultural norms and what is acceptable in the workplace. But when you think about who the individuals are in senior leadership and the overall diversity of the workforce, that has not changed as much as I personally would have liked. There have been ebbs and flows. Bull markets have seen great improvements in diversity, and there have been other market events that have worked against the gains we’ve seen.

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