Goldman Sachs has appointed 110 new partners this year. That’s the largest swelling of Goldman’s partner ranks since 2006 — certainly a remarkable achievement both for Goldman Sachs and for each individual honoree. But what does the newest class of Goldman partners say about the achievements of womankind?
Not exactly. The good people at FINS ran the new partner class list through a chromosome detector and determined that “Only 16 out of the 110 new partners — or roughly 15% — are women.” A similar ratio was cited earlier this year when several former Goldman employees sued the firm for gender bias.
Hilariously, Goldman has told FINS that its gender assessment is wrong, but would not state the actual count of males and females on its partner list:
A Goldman spokesperson told FINS our count was not accurate but, when asked, declined to be more specific.
In any case, there do seem to be many more Christophers, Stevens, Vijays and Massimos than Sallies, Elizabeths and Megans.
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