About

Women’s PE Briefs is a unique source for news, personal profiles and original video content about the influential women in private equity, venture capital and other alternative investments. Falk Marques Group, producer of the Women’s Private Equity Summit, Women’s Alternative Investment Summit, and the inaugural Leadership Unbound Summit in September 2019, launched Women’s PE Briefs in May 2014 to fill a gap in coverage of the women who are succeeding at the highest levels of the industry. No other publication — online or in print — consistently covers this important leadership group.

Each weekly issue showcases the accomplishments of leading women in the industry: big deals and new ventures, fundraising and exits, and successes at companies owned or run by women. Women’s PE Briefs reports on who’s hiring, who’s retiring, who’s been promoted and who was honored with awards and recognition. When all the important news of the week appears in Women’s PE Briefs, readers can see the significant impact women have across the private equity and alternative investment landscape.

The editor of Women’s PE Briefs is Falk Marques Group Vice President David G. Barry, formerly of Dow Jones & Co., where he oversaw the editorial development of in-person events and audio conferences under such brands as the Private Equity Analyst and VentureWire.

What’s Happening Now in Women’s PE Briefs?

Recent Deals

Arkitekt Ventures Enke Bashllari backs a company that is developing technology designed to help people who are blind, deaf and paralyzed reconnect with the outside world using advanced prosthetic devices — a company that previously raised capital from Fusion Fund, which was co-founded by Lu Zhang. Read more by subscribing.


A Conversation With Joan Solotar

When Blackstone Senior Managing Director Joan Solotar initiated the company’s Women’s Network, just 10-15% of the incoming class were women. This year, the incoming class was 30-40% female. So when Joan tells younger women in private equity to “be a voice at the table,” her words carry meaning. To rise to leadership positions, women need to “speak more loudly, ask for assignments, and be the person everyone else wants on their team.”

Tune in to this new video for the full interview.