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Carlyle execs share strategies for how they helped a portfolio company recruit women board members and triple its number of diverse managers over the past 5 years

Kara Helander, the Carlyle Group

Kara Helander is the chief inclusion and diversity officer at the Carlyle Group.

The Carlyle Group

Carlyle’s Kara Helander and Wesley Bieligk detailed the five-year journey to improve diversity at portfolio company Novolex. Find out how they did it, and how other PE firms can mimic their success. 

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19 crypto and blockchain-focused lawyers who are inking deals, fighting lawsuits, and navigating fast-evolving regulations


Bitcoin miners are seeing gold despite the cryptocurrency’s recent fall.

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Meet the lawyers at big firms like Goodwin and boutiques like DLx Law who are working on cutting-edge issues in the digital-currency space. Read more here.

Wall Street people moves: 18 must-know hires, promotions, and exits this week

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Goldman Sachs’ Colleen Foster retires. Garry Collins departs Bank of America for Credit Suisse. Zach Kurz starts his own firm. Thasunda Brown Duckett leaves JPMorgan for TIAA. These are the people moves you need to know. See more here.

Rally, an app that splits collectibles like vintage cars into shares, just nabbed Robinhood’s litigation head. Here’s how she’s using her legal know-how to turbocharge the startup’s growth.

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Nili Moghaddam

Nili Moghaddam, Robinhood’s former head of litigation, shares how her new role at fintech Rally will help its expansion.  Read more here.

Odd lots:

Walmart has reportedly lured away two Goldman Sachs bankers to help lead its new fintech venture (BI)

LGBTQ finance leaders tell Insider how they bring their authentic selves to work and help bridge gaps in inclusion (BI)

PRESENTING: The 31 hottest proptech startups, as chosen by leading VCs (BI)

To all the Wall Street and tech bros heading out to Miami and Austin: Goodbye and good riddance (BI) 

A Wells Fargo banker who has backed Chewy, Casper, and Harry’s lays out what she looks for in DTC companies before giving them a loan (BI)

Brex Valuation Could Reach $8 Billion in New Funding Round (The Information)

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