Goldman Sachs is ‘continuing to work’ on diversity: Goldman Sachs Foundation president

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The latest class of partners at Goldman Sachs (GS) has the largest number of African-Americans in its 150-year history, according to Asahi Pompey, global head of corporate engagement and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

But that number is still only 6% of the partner class, she said, acknowledging that the firm is still “continuing to work and see those numbers grow.” She noted that the 2019 class also had the largest number of women at 26%.

“It certainly speaks to the direction in which the firm is growing and its commitment on a very practical level to diversity and growing diverse talent,” she told Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief, Andy Serwer, as part of a wide-ranging interview.

Asahi made her comments in a conversation that aired on Yahoo Finance in an episode of “Influencers with Andy Serwer,” a weekly interview series with leaders in business, politics, and entertainment. (read more)

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