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28 Feb 2022

Black in Business

Goldman Sachs has spent the last decade helping small businesses grow with 10,000 Small Businesses. Now, One Million Black Women is taking it further by reaching Black women sole proprietors with the tools necessary to turn their business potential into business growth. Learn More

Culture and Diversity
16 Feb 2022

Q&A with Kirk Hudson, Vice President in New York City

In this Q&A with Kirk Hudson, a vice president in our Investment Banking Division in New York, he shares what it was like to join the firm during the pandemic, how he helps create a sense of belonging for others, and what makes Black History Month special for him. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
10 Nov 2021

Q&A with Vanya Kasanof, a Crain's Notable Veteran Executive

Vanya Kasanof, a managing director in the Consumer and Retail Group within the Investment Banking Division, was named to Crain’s NY Notable Veteran Executives list. In this Q&A, Vanya discusses his career path, his coverage within IBD and recent trends, and his advocacy and advice for Veterans navigating a career change. Read More

Awards and Rankings , Culture and Diversity , Our People
16 Sep 2021

Q&A with Goldman Sachs Hispanic/Latinx Network Regional Sponsor Ricardo Mora

In this Q&A, we catch up with Ricardo Mora, regional sponsor of the Goldman Sachs Hispanic/Latinx Network in the Americas who shares a bit about his background and career path, goals for the Network and how we are recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month at the firm. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
30 Aug 2021

Profile: Megan Hogan, Chief Diversity Officer, Goldman Sachs

In an interview with The Glass Hammer, Megan Hogan, Goldman Sachs' chief diversity officer, recounts her career, shares her passion for helping others, and discusses her work on diversity, equity and inclusion. Read Article

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
11 Jun 2021

Q&A with Regional Heads of the Americas and EMEA LGBTQ+ Network

In this Q&A, we catch up with Michael Paese, Denis Coleman and Mike Zlotnik, regional heads of the Goldman Sachs LGBTQ+ Network in the Americas and EMEA, who share a bit about their backgrounds and career paths, goals for the Network, and how it has helped our people at the firm as well as the broader community. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People , Pride
21 May 2021

Q&A with Two Rising Stars in Equity Research

Emily Chieng and Mike Ng, vice presidents in our Global Investment Research Division, were recently named to Business Insider’s Rising Stars of Equity Research list. We caught up with them to discuss their careers with Goldman Sachs as equity research analysts and how the firm’s Asian Professionals Network has enriched their experiences. Read More

Awards and Rankings , Culture and Diversity , Our People
07 May 2021

Hello From... Stockholm

Mikael Lang, global head of Data Lake Reliability Engineering and Data Quality Engineering discusses his global career journey, growing the Stockholm office, and life in Sweden. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
22 Apr 2021

Hello From... Paris

Olivier Belaich, head of Equities Distribution for France, Belgium and Luxembourg discusses his career journey at the firm, relocating from London to Paris, and the future of our franchise in France. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
01 Apr 2021

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month (WHM) and International Women's Day (IWD), recognized annually on March 8, the Goldman Sachs Women’s Network (GSWN) invited colleagues around the world to a series of events highlighting the economic and cultural achievements of women, diversity in the workplace and opportunities to contribute to a more inclusive society. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
30 Mar 2021

Reflecting on Transgender Day of Visibility as a Transgender Goldman Sachs Analyst

In recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility, Maxton, a Compliance Division analyst in our Salt Lake City office, reflects on her coming out story, experience as a transgender professional, and the role Goldman Sachs has played in her career. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People , Pride
26 Mar 2021

Megan Hogan Named Chief Diversity Officer of Goldman Sachs

She will be responsible for the firm’s global diversity and inclusion strategy, with a focus on driving progress towards our aspirational goals. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
26 Feb 2021

Reflecting on Black History Month 2021

In honor of Black History Month in the U.S., our Goldman Sachs Black Network sponsored a series of events underlining the power of the Black community and amplifying Black voices through discussions on equity, activism and lived experiences. The firm also launched initiatives throughout the month to contribute to racial equity advancement in the workplace, our local communities and beyond. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
27 Jan 2021

Hello From... Frankfurt

Mae, a vice president in the Regulatory and Audit Management Office discusses her career and international experience, and what brought her home to Germany to take on a role in our Frankfurt office. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
21 Jan 2021

OUTstanding LGBT+ and Ally Role Models at Goldman Sachs

We’re honored to have six Goldman Sachs colleagues recognized this year on the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List, an annual recognition of professionals within the LGBTQ+ community who’ve made positive contributions. Read More

Awards and Rankings , Culture and Diversity , Pride
10 Dec 2020

Goldman Sachs Featured in Thrive Global’s Article, “At Goldman Sachs, Supporting People Is Top of Mind”

Core to our culture is supporting our people and our communities. We're honored to be featured in Thrive Global's article, focused on our culture of well-being and service as central to the Goldman Sachs experience. The firm performed particularly well in the Thrive XM Index in areas like parenthood, caregiving, connection, and belonging. Read More on ThriveGlobal.com

Awards and Rankings , Citizenship , Culture and Diversity , News and Events
08 Dec 2020

How We Celebrated Veterans Month: A Look Back

Veterans Month, celebrated in November in the Americas and EMEA, honors the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and their families. The Veterans Network, one of the firm’s employee inclusion networks, sponsored a series of events to recognize Veterans globally. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
30 Oct 2020

Celebrating UK Black History Month 2020

In celebration of Black History Month in the UK, our Firmwide Black Network (FBN) sponsored a series of events for our people throughout October addressing the events following the murder of George Floyd earlier this year, as well as highlighting professional and cultural achievements within the Black community, and celebrating diversity and history. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
02 Jul 2020

Pride 2020: How We Celebrated Virtually

Pride Month has taken on a different feel this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling many of the previously-planned events, parades and remembrances. See how our LGBT+ Network got creative and celebrated virtually. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events , Pride
25 Jun 2020

A Look at Goldman Sachs’ Inaugural Celebrations of Juneteenth and Windrush Day

Goldman Sachs' Chief Diversity Officer, Erika Irish Brown, reflects on our inaugural celebrations of Juneteenth and Windrush Day. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
17 Jun 2020

Perspectives and Advice from Two Goldman Sachs LGBT+ Leaders

Goldman Sachs' Susie Scher and Stephanie Tan were named to two inaugural lists recognizing LGBT+ leaders: Crain’s New York Business 2020 Notable LGBTQ Leaders & Executives, and Fast Company’s Queer 50, respectively. We had a chance to ask them a few questions. Read More

Awards and Rankings , Culture and Diversity , News and Events , Pride
09 Jun 2020

This Is Our Moment to Get Involved

Goldman Sachs' Chief Diversity Officer, Erika Irish Brown, shares guidance on contributing to the fight towards social justice and racial equity. Read More

Culture and Diversity
16 Jan 2020

From Undocumented Immigrant to Goldman Sachs Associate: My American Dream

Charlis Cueva, an associate in our Operations Division, writes about his journey from undocumented immigrant in the US to working at Goldman Sachs. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
04 Nov 2019

Article by David Solomon: Goldman Sachs' New Benefits and Wellness Programs for Our People and Their Families

Goldman Sachs launched several new family-friendly benefits that are designed to help our people manage the commitment to their careers while starting, growing and supporting a family. Learn more about the changes from our CEO, David Solomon. Read More on LinkedIn

Culture and Diversity , News and Events , Our People
01 Nov 2019

OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models at Goldman Sachs

We’re honored to have five Goldman Sachs colleagues recognized this year on the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List, an annual recognition of professionals within the LGBT+ community who’ve made positive contributions. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People , Pride
10 Sep 2019

What Happens When Four Bankers Get Together Over Lunch in Brazil

On the menu: women's representation in the country's financial sector. The four leaders brainstormed the launch of a new program that will run from August to December to attract women to the banking industry. Read More

Culture and Diversity
21 Aug 2019

A View from...Frankfurt: Reto, Internal Audit

Reto in our Frankfurt office shares his advice on success and connectivity, drawing on his experiences working in different countries across the globe. Read More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
09 Aug 2019

Goldman Sachs Engineering Welcomes Young African Leaders from the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

Fellows from the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship class met with Goldman Sachs professionals from Engineering and the Office of Corporate Engagement to learn more about the firm’s civil and community engagement. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , Engineering Hub
11 Jul 2019

Possibilities Story: Entrance to the Arts

We’re committed to arts and cultural institutions where our people work and live. Read how we #MakeThingsPossible through Entrance to the Arts. Explore the Story

Culture and Diversity
27 Jun 2019

Maeve DuVally: I Left Work as Michael and Returned as Maeve

Maeve Duvally, a managing director in Corporate Communications, describes her experience coming out as a transgender woman at Goldman Sachs. Read More

Culture and Diversity
27 Jun 2019

Profile: Michelle Nyberg, Vice President, Services Division

Michelle Nyberg talks about the importance of diversity in the workplace and her experience serving as co-head of the Gays, Lesbians and Mates (GLaM) affinity network in Australia and New Zealand. Read Article on The Glass Hammer

Culture and Diversity , Pride
19 Jun 2019

David Solomon’s Welcome Email to Our 2019 Summer Intern Class

Each year, our CEO shares a message with our summer interns welcoming them to Goldman Sachs. Read David Solomon’s note to our 2019 class, the most diverse in the firm’s history. Read More

Culture and Diversity
17 Jun 2019

A Look Back at How Goldman Sachs Celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Throughout the month of May, Goldman Sachs recognized Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by hosting several events highlighting the contributions of Asian Americans to our society and culture. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
04 Jun 2019

Meet Our 2019 Class of Summer Interns

Goldman Sachs welcomes nearly 2,800 students this summer who are joining the firm around the globe as interns in more than 37 offices and all the firm’s divisions. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
31 May 2019

Women Supporting Women: Diversity and Inclusion

Nishi Somaiya, a partner in our Securities Division, reflects on the importance of diversity and inclusion following her recent keynote at the Women of the Square Mile conference in London. Read More

Culture and Diversity
03 May 2019

The Importance of Supporting New Parents, Inside and Out of the Office

Goldman Sachs colleagues share their parental leave experiences and how the firm’s wellness resources supported them during this transition. Read Article on The Glass Hammer

Culture and Diversity
29 Apr 2019

Children Visit Goldman Sachs and Learn that Dogs Can Do More Than Play Fetch

The firm welcomed some special helpers to six Goldman Sachs offices across the US last week – children who were joining their parents at work for the annual Take Our Children to Work Day. This year’s theme was “Goldman Sachs in Action: Building Careers of the Future.” Read More

Culture and Diversity
21 Mar 2019

Ten Tips from Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Goldman Sachs Chief Diversity Officer, Erika Irish Brown, was recently a recipient of the Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity Award at the Black Enterprise (BE) Women of Power Summit. Erika shares her experience at the summit and some of her lessons learned. Read More

Culture and Diversity
04 Mar 2019

Goldman Sachs Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History month in the US, the Firmwide Black Network (FBN), an employee affinity network, sponsored a series of events highlighting the achievements of black leaders and black entrepreneurs. Learn More

Culture and Diversity
15 Jan 2019

A Look Back at Disability Awareness Month at Goldman Sachs

Throughout the month of October, Goldman Sachs recognized Disability Awareness Month by hosting several events focused on topics including autism, mental health, vision loss, and how employers can better support those with disabilities. Learn More

Culture and Diversity
21 Nov 2018

Perspectives from Our 2018 Women's Career Strategies Initiative

October marked the conclusion of the Women’s Career Strategies Initiative (WCSI) for 2018, with regional closing conferences taking place in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Bengaluru and EMEA for over 360 associate women participating in the 14th season of the initiative. Learn More

Advice , Culture and Diversity
18 Sep 2018

A Glimpse Into the Affinity Network Fairs That Popped Up at 15 Offices

Connecting our people and fostering inclusion by drawing upon unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are what our Affinity Networks strive to achieve. Watch Video

Culture and Diversity
27 Feb 2018

A-Level Girls Inspire Programme Hosts Nearly 100 Students at Our London Office

The Goldman Sachs A-Level Girls Inspire Programme is a one-day event which introduces final year A-Level and Baccalaureate students to the financial services industry and Goldman Sachs. Learn More

Culture and Diversity
07 Dec 2017

Edith Cooper on Giving

Edith Cooper, global head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, writes about the power of giving and how analysts at the firm are supporting innovative nonprofits. Read More on LinkedIn

Citizenship , Culture and Diversity
04 Dec 2017

Profile: Kerone Vatel, Risk Division

Kerone Vatel, a managing director in our Risk Division, speaks with The Glass Hammer about her journey from an undergraduate major in engineering to a career in business, her role in mentoring at the firm, and a new sport she recently took up. Read Article

Culture and Diversity , Our People
09 Nov 2017

Goldman Sachs Employees Volunteer to Help Puerto Rico in Hurricane Relief Effort

Over 500 Goldman Sachs employees recently packaged more than 100,000 meals in one day to support the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
23 Oct 2017

Profile: Vidya Lakshmi, Human Capital Management, Bengaluru

Vidya Lakshmi, a managing director and head of the Human Capital Management Division in Bengaluru, talks about her career with the firm, the importance in taking part in initiatives, and her role in engaging and hiring top engineering talent. Read Article

Culture and Diversity , Our People
01 Aug 2017

Personal Support, Professional Opportunities

Gizelle, a managing director in Global Investment Research, reflects on her personal and professional journey during her ten years at Goldman Sachs. Watch Video

Culture and Diversity , Our People
26 Jun 2017

Profile: Anna Gorga Soderini, Investment Management Division

Anna Gorga Soderini, a vice president in our Investment Management Division, speaks with The Glass Hammer about her career path, the importance of role models and her involvement in the firm's LGBT network. Read Article

Culture and Diversity , Our People
19 Jun 2017

Women Supporting Women: Advice to Women Starting Their Careers

Sally Boyle, international head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, shares her advice for young women starting out in their careers, as part of our Women Supporting Women blog series. Learn More

Advice , Culture and Diversity , Our People
04 May 2017

Goldman Sachs Professionals Help a Job Readiness Nonprofit

Last year a group of Goldman Sachs analysts nominated STRIVE International, a New York-based job readiness nonprofit, for funding through the inaugural Analyst Impact Fund competition. Now, they’ve formed a young professionals committee for the organization and are helping with fundraising and other initiatives. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
06 Apr 2017

Asia Pacific Women's Networks Annual Conferences Highlight Connectivity

The firm's Asia Pacific Women’s Networks hosted a series of conferences across seven offices in March, focused on fostering connectivity, encouraging dialogue about gender diversity and supporting the professional development of women at the firm. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
09 Mar 2017

Being a Great Place to Work

Edith Cooper, global head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, reflects on what it means to be a great place to work and why she has stayed at the firm for more than 20 years. Read More on LinkedIn

Culture and Diversity , Our People
09 Mar 2017

Jo Hannaford: Nurturing Female Technology Talent

Jo Hannaford, a partner in the Engineering Division in London, speaks about the need to nurture female STEM talent in recognition of British Science Week. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , Engineering Hub , Our People
07 Mar 2017

Sally Boyle: Women Supporting Women

Sally Boyle, international head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs, speaks about the importance of female role models in recognition of International Women’s Day. Learn More

Advice , Culture and Diversity
09 Feb 2017

Women in India Explore Careers in Financial Services

The second annual Women Emerging in Finance event, recently hosted at the Goldman Sachs Bengaluru office, offered students an opportunity to network with people from across the firm and learn more about careers in financial services. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events , Our People
23 Jan 2017

Profile: Paget MacColl, Investment Management Division

Paget MacColl, a managing director in our Investment Management Division, speaks with The Glass Hammer about the importance of lasting relationships and mentoring women to take ownership over their careers. Go to Article

Advice , Culture and Diversity , Our People
19 Dec 2016

Our People in the Community: Supporting Children With Disabilities and Their Families

Seth Kramer and John McGuire, who work in our Services Division and our Executive Office, respectively, serve on the board of directors of INCLUDEnyc, a New York-based nonprofit that supports people with disabilities—from birth through age 26, and their families, by promoting positive education, employment and independent living. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events , Our People
10 Nov 2016

Profile: Drew Peterson, Goldman Sachs Vice President and US Veteran, Runs to Promote Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, sports are largely off-limits to women and girls. Drew Peterson, an Air Force veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan before he joined Goldman Sachs in 2014, ran with local Afghan women in the country’s second-ever marathon earlier this month. Learn More

Citizenship , Culture and Diversity , News and Events , Our People
01 Nov 2016

2016 Student Art Project in Jersey City

Goldman Sachs recently celebrated its 12th season of the Student Art Project in Jersey City, New Jersey and showcased the artwork of 30 local students. Launched in 2005 with the Jersey City education, arts and nonprofit communities, the Student Art Project is a free arts and education program aimed to introduce students to new artistic mediums, environments, and topical issues within their community. Learn More

Citizenship , Culture and Diversity , News and Events
11 Oct 2016

Meet Our People: Julie Silverman

Julie Silverman, a managing director in our Investment Banking Division, reflects on being out in the workplace and the strength of the LGBT community and their allies at Goldman Sachs. Watch Video

Culture and Diversity , Our People
06 Oct 2016

Goldman Sachs Hosts 'Out for Undergrad Business Conference'

Goldman Sachs hosted the twelfth annual Out for Undergrad Business Conference, bringing together LGBT students and sponsoring banking, consulting and financial services firms. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
26 Sep 2016

Edith Cooper Named to ’25 Most Powerful Women in Finance’ List

American Banker recognized Edith Cooper, global head of Human Capital Management, as number nine on its list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance. Read article on americanbanker.com

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
23 Sep 2016

Profile: Goldman Sachs Analyst’s Involvement with ‘Make-A-Wish Foundation’

Brittany McLellan Fitzgerald, an analyst in Goldman Sachs’ Human Capital Management Division, volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Learn more about how she and her colleagues are making an impact with the organization. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
09 Sep 2016

A Conversation with Marty Chavez

Marty Chavez spoke with interns from around the world and reflected on his background, career path and the impact of technology on the financial industry. The session was part of ‘Explore GS,’ a summer-long speaker series for interns at the firm. Watch Video

Advice , Culture and Diversity , Our People
12 Jul 2016

Goldman Sachs Recognized as 'Fit-Friendly' by the American Heart Association

Goldman Sachs was recognized by the American Heart Association as a 2016 Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite, the highest achievement attainable. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
21 Jun 2016

Edith Cooper Highlights Culture and Advice to Jobseekers

In an interview with LinkedIn, Global Head of Human Capital Management Edith Cooper highlights company culture as the key to innovation and her top advice for getting a job at Goldman Sachs. Learn More

Advice , Culture and Diversity
16 Jun 2016

Profile: Julie Silverman, Investment Banking Division

Julie Silverman oversees the junior banker program in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. She speaks with The Glass Hammer about how she got into financial services, her experience in the LGBT community, and why it’s essential to be authentic in the workplace. Read article on THEGLASSHAMMER.COM

Advice , Culture and Diversity
25 Apr 2016

Goldman Sachs Recognized in Gender Equality Awards

Goldman Sachs was given the Progression Award at the 2016 Business in the Community (BITC) Workplace Gender Equality Awards in London. Read More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
21 Mar 2016

Bengaluru Office Awarded For Excellence in Gender Inclusivity

Goldman Sachs earned accolades from NASSCOM for its new Maternity Management Program, which supports new and expecting mothers with a comprehensive range of services from a dedicated parent resource coordinator to health and nutrition counseling. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
11 Mar 2016

Bengaluru Office Expands Childcare Services

Our Bengaluru office has tripled the capacity of its Children’s Center, making it one of India’s best corporate childcare offerings for parent employees of the firm. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , Our People
07 Mar 2016

Profile: Marie Louise Kirk, Securities Division

Marie Louise Kirk, head of Fixed Income Sales Strats for the Americas, leads a team that creates strategies and solutions for clients. She speaks with The Glass Hammer about the importance of friendships at work, her career progression from intern to partner, and how data is driving our businesses. Read Article on TheGlassHammer.com

Advice , Culture and Diversity , Our People
29 Feb 2016

The Power of Difference and Inclusion in the Workplace

Goldman Sachs was proud to be a Gold Level sponsor of the Black Solidarity Conference and host of a career talk with global head of Human Capital Management Edith Cooper. Learn More

Culture and Diversity
29 Feb 2016

Investing in Women of the Future

Goldman Sachs welcomed 165 final year A-Level students (high school seniors) to the firm’s London office on February 15 and 19, for a one-day program offering experiential learning, mentorship and university readiness. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events
08 Oct 2015

Goldman Sachs Welcomes Diverse Students to Insight Day

On September 28 and 29, Goldman Sachs welcomed 274 talented sophomores and juniors from a wide variety of colleges and majors to the firm’s New York Headquarters for an Insight Day. Learn More

Culture and Diversity , News and Events