Past events

PE event – 18 October 2023 at Bpifrance 

First edition of the Women In Finance France and Partech Annual Private Equity event hosted at Bpifrance 

Women In Finance France was delighted to launch the first event dedicated to PE yesterday evening!

The focal point of the evening centered around the imperative of driving “gender diversity at senior management level in Private Equity", which has been progressing too slowly over the past 10 years.


Our distinguished panel shared actionable insights to accelerate the progression of the gender diversity and we were honoured to hear from:

Rajaa Mekouar, Founding Managing Partner, Calista Direct Investors S.A.
Eric Labaye, President, l'École Polytechnique & President, l'Institut Polytechnique de Paris 2018-2023
Agnès Huyghues Despointes, Partner, Sagard & Co-Head, Sagard NewGen
Jérome Delmas, Co-Founder & CEO, SWEN Capital Partners

Concrete ideas that were discussed will be followed through and implemented. Progress will be measured in a year's time! Watch this space!

Thank you Rajaa Mekouar, Eric Labaye, Agnès Huyghues Despointes, Jérome Delmas for being change makers in this field and for paving the way to a more inclusive PE culture!

This event has been prepared in collaboration with LEVEL20 FRANCE.