A core part of the Foundation’s work centers on its partnership with industry. Through various thought leadership initiatives, Toigo is able to provide its donors (and the industry at large) with valuable insights into issues relating to diverse talent.
Articles and Reports
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The Magic of Mentorship | Whether entering the business world, ascending the ladder, or capping a successful career, everyone
benefits from mentoring. Organizations now increasingly focus on the strategic value of mentoring for nurturing and retaining effective
professionals and on what makes successful mentoring relationships.
Leading Indictors | Futures & Options | Facing an uncertain
industry environment, many within the finance industry are reassessing their career options and future choices. In Toigo’s PULSE
survey, many minority finance professionals expressed a strong interest in exploring non-traditional finance career paths. This shift
means that once markets rebalance and hiring is again on the agenda, institutions and individuals alike will find a dramatically
different landscape. Learn more about the findings and the implications in Toigo’s Leading Indicators thought leadership piece.
Testimony | Toigo’s president Nancy Sims provided testimony before Congress on
issues relating to diversity and retention of minority professionals within the field of finance. Sims offers insights into
ways firms recruit and retain talented minority professionals, including the effectiveness of mentoring, performance management and
other programs intended to help professionals succeed within the industry. The 2008 hearings were called in response to the 2006
publication of the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (US GAO) report.
Retention Returns: Insights for More Effective Diversity Initiatives | The thought leadership
report provides finance firms with insights regarding their diversity recruitment and retention efforts. Conducted in collaboration
with Heidrick & Struggles, Retention Returns sparked an ongoing dialogue within industry. A series of client forums examining the
findings included participation of Toigo Fellows offering first-hand perspectives.
Achieving Market Share Growth Through Investment Consulting Relationships | The Toigo study
identified opportunities and challenges faced by minority-owned investment firms and developing investment managers as they work
to increase their market share of institutional assets under management.
A Conversation with Nancy Sims | As featured in May 2011 Institutional Real Estate Letter.
Strategies to Capitalize on the Value of a Diverse Workforce. A new IRR: Institutional Return on Recruitment and Retention |
As featured in the 2012 PREA Fall Quarterly.
Leading Indicators: Banking Fellowships – Insights for Leveraging the True Value