In June 2017 TowerBrook brought Dr. Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University to provide unconscious bias training to our team members. In 2018 we arranged mandatory half-day sessions focused on D&I for all team members in each of our New York and London offices. These training sessions were provided by Exponential Talent, a firm that specializes in the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies for innovation and performance. Topics covered at these sessions included an overview of biased language, and specific training on the elimination of bias in interviewing, recruitment, interviewing and staffing allocation.
TowerBrook’s London and New York office handbooks contain policies applicable to all team members that support diversity and equal opportunity, and prohibit all forms of discrimination based on age, gender, race, class, religion and national origin TowerBrook provided training to all personnel firmwide on these policies in October 2018, and will provide training going forward at least annually.