Within DPI itself, Runa prides herself in promoting equality across every level of the business. Three of the six current company partners are women, putting DPI well ahead of the industry average. This diversity is apparent across all levels of the firm – over 40% of the firm are women and she actively supports DPI’s staff in their professional development through mentoring. DPI invests in the emerging middle class in Africa, where women are increasingly influential, looking after investments based in 27 countries. Externally, Runa played a role in the establishment of AVCA, the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, where she was chairperson and remains an active director. She is also the Chair of the AVCA Sustainability Committee, a Board and Africa Council Member of EMPEA and a steering committee member of PEWIN, the pre-eminent organisation for senior women leaders in private equity, where she has been instrumental at driving the organisation’s growth and regularly host and contribute to events aimed to promote and support women in private equity. In 2016, she was invited onto the board of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.