Diversity in the Management of Investments

Diversity in the Management of Investments


CalSTRS is committed to setting best practice precedents, implementing innovative diversity and inclusion principles, motivating positive change, and advancing the world’s investment markets. We do this by establishing collaborative relationships across a vast network of investment managers, portfolio companies and industry associations in order to maximize returns and leverage opportunities for positive change.

For more information about CalSTRS emerging manager investments, refer to the following sections of the 2020 Diversity in the Management of Investments annual report:


LaShae Badelita
Investment Diversity Officer

LaShae Badelita

LaShae Badelita joined CalSTRS in January 2021 as the Investments Branch’s first Investment Diversity Officer. LaShae is responsible for the development and implementation of CalSTRS’ Diversity in the Management of Investments Strategy. She also leads internal and external D&I efforts for the Investments Branch.

LaShae has more than 15 years of experience in the pension fund/investment industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Arts in Public Administration.

General Information

2019 Diversity Forum

CalPERS and CalSTRS partnered to host the 2019 Diversity Forum in Sacramento, CA. This event set the stage for a dialogue on diversity and inclusion and explores the issues that impact the investment industry.