Employees & Engagement

Nicole joins a select class of 24 women leaders as part of a one-year fellowship designed to deepen their understanding of critical geopolitical trends in order to thrive in a complex and competitive global environment.
Hear from some of our people as well as external voices engaged in discussions about identity, progress, and the work left to do.
At the 4th Annual EVOLVE Investment Summit, Senior Portfolio Strategist Phil Dobrin spoke about understanding the next generation of investors, and specifically reflected on the criticality of DEI strategy for investment managers across both representation and inclusion.
Bridgewater’s Head of Corporate Engagement is honored for being a trailblazer throughout her career who has been clearing the path for women to follow.
Steven Kryger, an 11-year veteran of the firm who heads the research team of our founder and co-CIO Ray Dalio and serves as Team Lead, Emerging Markets Research, has been named to the 2021 OUTstanding LGBT+ Executive Role Model List, supported by Yahoo Finance. First named to the annual list in 2020, for the second year in a row this award recognizes Steven's efforts to make the workplace more welcoming and inclusive for all, within Bridgewater and beyond.
Sarah Fass, Chief Human Resources Officer, engaged in a panel discussion on how offices are evolving as employees prepare to adapt to a post-pandemic world. She explained that Bridgewater’s return to office plan is anchored in being explicitly inclusive of the needs of both individuals and groups.
Kate Manahan, Head of Reward and Talent Enablement, recently joined other leaders in a panel discussion on workplace benefits hosted by Luminary NYC, a global professional growth organization for women. During the session, Kate spoke about the importance of companies offering strong benefits not only on paper, but also in how a company’s culture and management empowers employees to take full advantage of benefit offerings.
Investment Associate Elena Gonzalez Malloy was recently named to INvolve's 2021 “Top 100 Women Future Leaders” list, recognizing her impact on communities inside and outside of Bridgewater.
INvolve, an organization committed to advancing diversity and inclusion, recently named former CEO David McCormick a Top 35 Advocate for women in business. The award, supported by Yahoo! Finance, recognizes David’s efforts in leading strategic initiatives to advance and promote gender equity at Bridgewater.
Head of the Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility, Caitlin Ludlow recently joined a webinar hosted by Luminary NYC where she discussed effective approaches to feedback at work.
The Alternative Investment Management Association recently published an article describing what’s required to be a good ally: listening, supporting, educating, and persisting. Bridgewater’s work in this space  is told through the lens of Client Advisor Melody Rollins, who spoke about the power of education in our pursuit of inclusivity.
Co-Head of Americas Region and Chief Diversity Officer Alan Bowser recently published an article in FastCompany where he shared his framework for what professionals earlier on in their career should consider when making that next move. He urged them to see beyond the salary, and to consider likelihood of advancement as an additional key criteria.
Investment Associate Rutendo Chigora has been named to the EMpower’s 2021 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List, recognized for her longstanding commitment to expanding opportunity at Bridgewater and beyond.
Janani Ramachandran, who leads the research team that services Bridgewater’s clients across Eurasia, recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by Luminary NYC on Building an Effective and Impactful ERG/Women’s Network. During the discussion, Janani reflected on her experience helping lead the firm’s Women’s Influence Network, and stressed the importance of having company policies and benefits that are adaptive to the needs of every individual in the company.
After 25 years in finance and ten years serving some of our largest institutional clients, Co-Head of Americas Region Alan Bowser has taken on the additional role of Chief Diversity Officer. Alan's business-driven Diversity and Inclusion insights are discussed in his recent piece published by Fast Company. He details the hidden cycle underrepresented talent face in trying to make it to the top.
Former CEO David McCormick served as the keynote speaker for FourBlock’s Career Readiness Program. David, a Gulf War combat veteran, outlined ways that graduates of the program can utilize their military service as an asset in the private sector.
In a recent industry panel, Director of Investment Research Rebecca Patterson explained how Bridgewater is reinforcing its commitment to inclusion by emphasizing flexibility and human connection during a period of extended remote work.
In a panel with other industry executives, Bridgewater’s Chief Legal Officer explains her approach to establishing diversity initiatives that are genuine to the people in her department.
Participating in the “Making Business Better for Everyone” panel at the Financial Times “Women at the Top” Summit, Head of Corporate Engagement Robyn Shepherd discussed with other industry leaders the importance of bringing more men into the conversations on gender equity.
Bridgewater’s Chief Diversity Officer and Co-Head of the Americas Region, Alan Bowser, recently joined the Knowledge@Wharton podcast to discuss the importance of mentorship and opportunity in the career advancement of diverse talent.
Bridgewater’s Chief Compliance Officer joined a panel discussion where she discussed the intrinsic value of diverse perspectives, the talent imperative for organizations to build diverse and inclusive environments, and the unique role senior leaders must play in this work.
Bridgewater congratulates Out Investors — whose mission is to make the direct investing industry more welcoming for the LGBTQ+ community — on the launch of their NYC chapter. The Out Investors network operates through local chapters across the globe to foster community, networking, and mentorship with direct support from investment firms. We are proud to be a founding member as part of our commitment to equity for LGBTQ+ people at our own firm and in the broader industry.
A veteran himself, former CEO David McCormick encourages readers to shift the narrative around veterans and support their transition back to the civilian world.
Members of Bridgewater’s core diversity team and employee affinity networks attended Management Leadership for Tomorrow's 15th Anniversary Celebration, which recognized the organization’s efforts over the years to equip and embolden people from underrepresented communities to succeed and advance to senior leadership in their respective fields. Photo credit: Laos Fois.
Our Co-Head of the Americas Region, Alan Bowser, has been named to the 2020 EMpower Ethnic Minority Executive Role Model List, supported by Yahoo Finance.
All year long, we ask our best people to represent us on the biggest stages. On International Women’s Day, it is fitting that Karen Karniol-Tambour, Rebecca Patterson, Erin Miles, and Helene Glotzer are talking to the world about their views on markets and leadership.
Members of Bridgewater’s LGBTQ+ and Ally Network attend The Center Dinner this year, which raised critical funds to support The Center’s life-saving and life-enhancing programs for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the New York City area. We were proud to sponsor this year's event, and we were moved by the award recipients and speakers who are doing their part to empower this community. Photo credit: Matteo Prandoni for BFA.com.
Director of Investment Research Karen Karniol-Tambour recalls how opportunity, mentorship, and feedback helped her rise through the ranks of Bridgewater. Karen was interviewed by former CEO David McCormick at an event hosted by Declare, a global community dedicated to empowering women along their leadership journey.
Our Co-Head of the America’s Region and Senior Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion Alan Bowser joined Black Hedge Fund Professionals Network to discuss Bridgewater’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Alan conveyed how our culture of embracing differences of opinion helps to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, in addition to describing the work we have ahead of us.
The recent gift of $50 million from Bridgewater’s founder, Ray Dalio, and Dalio Philanthropies will fund a new health justice center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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