Our values — meaningful work and meaningful relationships, independent thinking, and creating an environment where the best ideas win — naturally lead us to embrace diversity and treasure our differences. Given our mission to have the deepest possible understanding of global economies, we seek to find, retain, and grow the best talent across gender identity, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gained experiences, and more. Unlocking the power of that diversity requires an inclusive environment. We believe that when people are truly included on the mission, they think more deeply about the best answers, and push harder on the toughest problems.
In pursuit of this vision, Bridgewater has a dedicated diversity and inclusion team reporting directly to our co-CEOs, several affinity groups to empower our diverse communities, and a senior council charged with continuing to make Bridgewater a vibrant, inclusive community.
This spring, our annual Immersion program will provide a selection of sophomore college students with a 3-day virtual event series designed to dive deep on our culture and our approach to understanding how the world works.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, our Hispanic/Latinx Network hosted our third annual “How We Got Here” event, featuring members of our community who shared their personal stories on the topic of immigration with the rest of our community.
With the goal of encouraging more women to enter the investment industry, Bridgewater has partnered with the historically women's college to fund a grant to launch the "New Pathways Powered by Bridgewater" initiative.
In a recent interview, Alan Bowser, Co-Head of Americas Region and Chief Diversity Officer, described some of his key takeaways from running Diversity and Inclusion at Bridgewater. He explains how the use of feedback and transparency coupled with a sense of humility have been essential throughout his journey.
During Pride Month, the Bridgewater community gathered to hear Senior Software Engineer Lore Anaya Pozo (then Lucas Morales) discuss their journey toward authenticity in their gender identity in an event hosted by our LGBTQ+ Affinity Network, BProud.