Carolyn Galiette of Ironwood Capital named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

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How are you a champion for change?
I have served on the board of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) for the past six years, helping to increase the organization’s visibility both within the middle market and at the legislative level. The SBIA promotes domestic investment and the growth of small businesses and is a beacon of change in advancing female leadership in private equity. It is a voice for the middle market investment industry at the congressional level and builds community by sponsoring national and regional membership events. The national conference is sold out every year – a testament to the value of the program.

Tell us more about you.
I am very proud of the strong team I have built with my partners at Ironwood Capital. I feel that the work/life balance we offer our people is a major reason why Ironwood’s average employee tenure is nine-plus years, and our five partners average over twenty years with the firm. We are not a large group – 17 people – but we are tight and we work with our team members to support them and provide flexibility when they need it most. I believe our people – men and women – recognize and appreciate that.

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