Pathways for Change in Private Equity


Private equity - with purpose.

Creating catalytic impact pathways through a systems thinking approach.


Tanya Carmichael

Tanya Carmichael is a Keynote Speaker, Private Equity Investor, and Founder of an Advisory practice connecting leadership best practices and systems-thinking to the issues investment organizations face today to meet stakeholder expectations.

She is a strategic advisor to pension fund leaders, PE fund managers, asset owners and industry associations as they reimagine and future-proof investment strategy to integrate ESG, culture and DEI as strategic differentiators.  She applies a strategic lens to combine investment imperatives with pathways for leadership elevation and impact.

Holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Western University and the Directors Education designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors at Rotman (ICD.D), Tanya led a $12B fund portfolio and global investment team as Managing Director and Head of Global Funds, Equities for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

She is a Former Chair of the ILPA Board and has previously served as a Member of the Private Equity Steering Committee of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment


How Companies Partner with Tanya

Advisory & Consulting

Working with CEOs and CIOs of Asset Owners and Private Equity Firms, Tanya’s practice begins with ESG, DEI and culture initiatives, and ends with a vision that stretches across an entire organization.

Keynote Speaking

Tanya is an active Keynote Speaker and contributor to events, conferences, summits, symposiums and podcasts across the globe.

Thought Partnership

Tanya serves as a thought partner with her clients to ensure a holistic transformation that benefits teams, leaders, investors and ultimate beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Creating Resilient Pathways in Private Equity

Yes, it’s possible. It comes down to a systems-thinking approach.


Is there clarity about the firm strategy and direction? How does the firm Strategy and Vision appear in the day to day business and the overall strategic direction?


What capabilities and competencies are needed to fully execute on the Strategy and Vision so that the firm’s operational growth thrives?


Are investors attracted to the platform by the Vision and its ability to embed ESG/DEI in investment outcomes?


Does the culture augment how stakeholders – LPs, employees, management teams – experience the relationship with the firm?

How it works?

How to Engage Tanya’s Advisory Practice

Simple steps culminate in big results.

Here is how Tanya begins an engagement helping pension fund leaders, Boards, and institutional investors reimagine ESG, culture, and DEI initiatives as part of their broader investment strategy.

Ready to begin?

Click the link below to schedule time with Tanya.

All queries are replied within 24hrs.

Schedule a Discovery Call
Whether yours is a start-up firm or a more established organization, our goals become yours - and we get to know you on a deep level.
Begin Engagement
Thought partnership becomes standard operating procedure. We share knowledge and engage with you to identify leadership best practices and systems-thinking to the issues your organization is facing.
Clarify Targeted Pathways
Tactical steps combine with long-term strategic efforts, bringing clarity on how to develop Vision, Stakeholder Engagement and Organizational Resilience.
Drive up Profit & Purpose
Benefit from a reimagined investment infrastructure to support people, profit and purpose in equal balance.

“Management makes a system work. It helps you do what you know how to do. Leadership builds systems or transforms old ones.”

John P. Kotter

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of private equity firms identified DE&I as their most important talent management priority.
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Gender diverse teams outperform by an average of 52 cents per dollar invested.
of PE deal makers surveyed said that cultural issues hampered deal value realisation.
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For change to be successful, 75% of a company's management needs to "buy into" the change.
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What People say

Jennifer Choi

Jennifer Choi

CEO, Institutional Limited Partners Association

“Tanya is a unique and inspirational investor who actively applies her experience and commitment for the benefit of the larger private equity ecosystem. She has consistently done this with and for ILPA.  Her strategic vision is incredibly valuable to leaders navigating ESG, DEI and other challenges that require organizations and teams to evolve for long term success.”

Maya Chorengel, Co-Managing Partner at The Rise Fund. Photographed in San Francisco on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022.

Maya Chorengel

Co-Managing Partner, The Rise Fund

“Tanya has been a true leader and partner as we advanced engagement on ESG and impact in private equity. She brought the courage of her convictions, a commitment to a rigorous, evidence-based approach, and knowledge that collaboration between GPs and LPs (that she could spearhead) was critical to field-building.”

To inquire about Tanya’s work or to book her for a speaking engagement, please reach out below.

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