Goldman Sachs will likely decrease the number of new partners this year to about 60, which would be a 25% decline compared with two years ago. However, the number of women that make the list will likely continue to grow. Two years ago, more than twenty percent of the new partners were women. While that does not sound that impressive, it is a massive increase from a decade before.
It is interesting to see the contrast, however, between what an impressive figure might look like for diversity for a Wall Street Bank verses a retail bank. Women in retail banking executive roles continue to grow. This year’s Banking Exchange 20 under 40 List featured 9 women.