Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary Tracey Brady Yurko was named to INvolve’s 2022 HERoes Top 100 Women Executives list, which celebrates female senior executives who are leading by example for the advancement of gender diversity both inside and outside of the workplace.
Tracey — who is also a Partner and a member of Bridgewater’s Executive Committee and Operating Committee — is one of the firm’s most senior leaders, and her work spans initiatives to ensure equality for all employees as well as DEI programs within the legal department. Under Tracey's leadership, Bridgewater instituted pay equity audits by a third-party and is one of the only alternative asset managers to disclose pay equity data for underrepresented groups on our public website, along with detailed transparency on our demographic data, which can all be seen here.
In partnership with other lawyers in the department, Tracey launched and is leading the first pro bono program for our attorneys. This program offers opportunities for our attorneys to use and develop their talents by providing free legal services to those in our broader community with meaningful needs, while creating new partnerships with local legal services organizations, outside counsel, and affinity groups throughout our firm. The initial focus of the program is to provide counsel to organizations that support immigrants and fight discrimination, racism, and inequity, as well as veterans' affairs.
Alongside her efforts at the firm, Tracey has also served on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Connecticut since 2017 and was appointed Board Chair in December 2021. She is passionate about the organization and their efforts to create life-changing experiences for children with critical illnesses, as well as the lasting impacts that they have on the children, their families, and those who experience the joy of giving and playing a role in the creation of hope for a child. Under her leadership, the Board has formed a Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee looking not only at the board itself, but also at the team and volunteers to ensure they reflect the families that they serve. Tracey also serves on the Boards of the Managed Funds Association, the Harvard Law School Center for the Legal Profession, and the Lacrosse Advisory Board at her alma mater, The John Hopkins University, whose primary mission is to provide mentorship, professional development and networking opportunities for the athletes.
Learn more about Tracey’s work and recognition here: https://heroes.involverolemodels.org/poll/2022-top-100-women-executives/