We are surrounded by remarkable women on our team and in our community who are leading the way.

March 21, 2024

At ICONIQ, diversity is a cornerstone of our collective strength, and we are elevated by remarkable women. We are proud that approximately half of our ICONIQ team is female[1], and we remain committed to providing equal opportunities for professional growth and development for all of our employees.

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in the United States we thank the extraordinary women in our firm and throughout the ICONIQ Community who encourage us to gain fresh perspectives, draw out powerful insights, and forge new pathways toward an even more inclusive future.

Fostering Women’s Leadership

Our ICONIQ Women employee engagement group is dedicated to supporting women in their current and future leadership roles at the firm by cultivating authentic community through engaging discussions and thought-provoking panels while shining a spotlight on women leaders within our organization.

The annual ICONIQ Women Fellowship Program helps facilitate connection and discussion between team members across our global offices. This program encourages open conversation on critical leadership topics such as negotiation, communication, leadership presence, and fostering collective decision-making.  This flagship program supports ICONIQ’s commitment to increasing female representation in senior management.

We are also proud to host an annual spotlight featuring women employees at the firm and how they have charted their career journeys. In 2023, our event featured three employees across our Investment Management, Growth, and Real Assets teams on the topic of “navigating change” and how they have each grown and collaborated across multiple teams, office locations, and cross-functional initiatives at ICONIQ over the years.

Additionally, ICONIQ Women regularly collaborates with other employee engagement groups at ICONIQ.  As a recent example, ICONIQ Women joined forces with ICONIQ Cares to raise funds for “Dress for Success,” a non-profit with a global mission to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Empowering Women through Investment Management

ICONIQ Investment Management strives to deliver exceptional investment portfolios by harnessing the differentiated capital and strategic strength of the ICONIQ community. ICONIQ was founded upon the power of a network and belief that greater outcomes are achieved when collaboration is met with the sharing of expertise, resources, and common goals.

In 2019, we launched ICONIQ Impact to harness our network’s shared expertise and resources to accelerate charitable intent and help our community deliver on aspirations. To date, benefactors have mobilized over half a billion dollars in philanthropic funding and are proud to support women-led and women-focused nonprofits globally.

Partnering with Community Builders and Changemakers

From helping women lift their families out of poverty through sustainable farming practices to supporting single moms who are pursuing their education to provide better lives for themselves and their families, the grantee organizations that ICONIQ Impact Co-Labs support are empowering women and creating better outcomes for their children, communities, and our world.

One such group is the Jeremiah Program (JP), a national organization that is advancing economic mobility for single mothers and their children by providing holistic services, like college and career advancement support, early childhood education, safe and affordable housing, and coaching. Jeremiah Program is a grantee of ICONIQ Impact’s Education & Economic Mobility Co-Lab[1] – a $56 million philanthropic fund supporting 16 organizations that are working to close the opportunity gap in the United States.

With support provided by the Education & Economic Mobility Co-Lab, Jeremiah Program has:

  • Invested more in JP teachers and children. Jeremiah Program successfully scaled its academic tutoring and summer experience offerings with the support of our Co-Lab. Also, the organization increased its investments in teacher pay, benefits, and professional development programming. These investments help to build a pipeline of BIPOC educators that reflect the demographics of the community JP serves; 80% of JP teachers represent communities of color.
  • Deepened relationships with graduate moms. Jeremiah Program conducted an Alumni Census and held its first-ever in-person Alumni Summit to engage graduate moms in meaningful ways. These engagements laid the foundation for outlining a long-term alumni network movement-building strategy that both recognizes that economic mobility is a marathon and not a sprint and provides ongoing support and leadership opportunities for its graduate families.
  • Renovated several offices and community spaces. Jeremiah Program practices what they call “radical hospitality,” a highly intentional approach to ensure that their moms have opportunities to be connected in community and build sisterhood. JP completed capital improvement projects such as building renovations, community gardens, and hand-painted murals to ensure that the families they serve have safe, welcoming spaces to convene in.
  • Built evidence on program effectiveness. JP has made progress on providing greater evidence of the impact of their Empowerment & Leadership (E&L) course, which encourages JP moms to deconstruct the bias and oppression they face and assert their own narratives. JP’s research findings have demonstrated that E&L successfully achieves its goals and objectives: 98% of post-survey E&L participants reported they would recommend E&L to other moms, and 94.3% also stated they would opt into JP’s full programming.

Investing in Women Founders

ICONIQ Growth partners with visionaries defining the future of their industries to transform the world. Our investment platform and unique ecosystem help amplify our portfolio companies’ success from the early and growth stages to IPO and beyond. Since inception, over half of the capital invested by ICONIQ Growth has been deployed by deal teams with women leaders or core members[1]. We are proud to partner with numerous women founders and CEOs in the ICONIQ Growth portfolio:

Building the Next Generation of Women in Real Assets

We strive to invest in the spaces where technology disruptions create scalable opportunities. A joint venture of ICONIQ Capital and Iron Point Partners, IPI Partners acquires, develops, leases, and operates the critical digital infrastructure to support the present and promise of the cloud.

In May 2023, IPI Partners and its portfolio company STACK Infrastructure held their second annual Women’s Leadership Summit and expanded the series globally, with the STACK Americas gathering held in Chicago and an inaugural STACK EMEA held in Milan. Approximately 100 women from STACK, IPI Partners, and their affiliates across different regions, backgrounds, and roles participated in the summits. Sessions and activities focused on themes such as empowerment, professional development, leadership, industry trends, frameworks for work-life balance, and networking.

In addition to the Women’s Leadership Summit, IPI Partners and STACK are proud to support ongoing DE&I initiatives that elevate diverse perspectives in the industry. Both organizations have Women in Data Center groups focused on recruiting, developing, and advancing women in their professional careers. They also host a year-long, full-time, paid apprenticeship that targets candidates of all backgrounds with little to no data center experience to train as Critical Operations Technicians—there is also the opportunity to be placed in a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Source: STACK Infrastructure and IPI Partners Host Second Annual Women’s Leadership Summit in U.S. and Expand to EMEA

We are honored to celebrate the extraordinary women in the ICONIQ community who inspire us toward a future where every voice is valued and celebrated.

[1] Team composition data as of March 11th, 2024.

[2] ICONIQ Impact serves as a philanthropic advisor to the third party sponsoring the Co-Lab.

[3] Growth statistics as of March 11th, 2024.