In our next Celebration of Women Dealmakers, we want to highlight the deal successes and female-focused initiatives of accounting and transactions advisory firm CohnReznick. CohnReznick believes that diversity and inclusion are necessary drivers of their clients’ success, and the firm demonstrates its own commitment to diversity in a variety of ways.
Women comprise around 40 percent of the transaction team, and the firm has further demonstrated a commitment to diversity through a number of initiatives and accolades, including recognition for the sixth year in a row as one of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women.” More notably, CohnReznick was recognized as a Vanguard Firm by Human Capital Media Advisory Group on the Diversity Value Index.
Led by 25-year veteran Claudine Cohen, the firm’s advisory group’s Northeast Transactional Advisory Practice is especially impressive. This team, which includes 13 women, worked on more than 225 transactions in FY2018 alone, with a total value exceeding $5 billion.
Claudine is especially proud that most of CohnReznick’s transaction practice leaders are women. She fervently believes that CohnReznick has fostered a culture where women can thrive in challenging environments and still have the flexibility to build the lives they want. More personally, Claudine’s relentless focus on lifting up women is well-established in the industry and her community. From her role chairing the Association for Corporate Growth New York Chapter’s Women of Leadership Committee, to her family’s commitment to improving the lives of impoverished girls in Kenya, her commitment to improving equality for women in today’s world is obvious and appreciated.
We applaud Claudine and CohnReznick!
The McGuireWoods Women in Private Equity & Finance Initiative promotes the advancement of women in private equity and lending through a series of varied experiences that provide substantive educational and networking opportunities.