Diversity is essential to our mission as a firm: it lets us remain at the edge of innovation, respond to the needs of our clients, and ensure that our people can work at their maximum potential.
Open to all professionals, our employee affinity networks develop educational programs, networking forums, leadership conferences and client events.
The Goldman Sachs Women's Network
Enhances the experience of women professionals at the firm through programs that foster greater interaction among peers, as well as the broader community.
The Firmwide Black Network
Aims to enhance professional development and advancement opportunities for Black employees, and advises senior business leaders on issues of importance to the firm’s Black community.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network
Advocates for maintaining a work environment that respects, welcomes and supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender professionals, and enables them to perform to their fullest potential and contribute to the greater goals of the firm.
“Our goal from these events is to expand participants’ networks while driving content that helps students understand the various divisions and roles at the firm.”
19 Sep 2018
Culture and Diversity
GS Employee Petitioned to Help Bring About Landmark India Supreme Court Ruling on Homosexuality
Romel Baral, an analyst in our Securities Division in Bengaluru, was one of the petitioners who helped challenge Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code—a law that criminalized homosexuality. On September 6, 2018, the Indian Supreme Court issued a decision saying that Section 377—to the extent that it criminalized private and consensual sexual acts of adults—was unconstitutional. Romel reflects on his decision to bring the petition forward and his reaction to the ruling.