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Empowering Minority Entrepreneurs to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap

June 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM 1:30 PM CDT

The racial wealth gap is a persistent and pervasive problem in the United States. Minority entrepreneurship has the power to close this gap. However, significant structural barriers and obstacles to accessing informational capital, social capital and financial capital exist for entrepreneurs and business owners of color.

In light of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday, please join Impact Ventures and Husch Blackwell for this special event where we’ll discuss strategies, concrete goals and action plans that minority entrepreneurs can take by navigating obstacles to overcome these barriers, empowering these entities to bridge the racial wealth gap and create equitable economic opportunity for all.

Moderator
Carlos White, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Panelists
Benjamin J. Vann, Founder and CEO, Impact Ventures
Roy Lopez, Community Development Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Shari Hicks, VP of Business & Community Development, Amegy Bank
Brian Marshall, Director of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Business & Community Lenders of Texas
Andrew Nash, Director of Operations, Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council
Robert Hines, VP and Senior Business Consultant, JPMorgan Chase

Who Should Attend
Minority entrepreneurs; entities contracting with the federal government; corporations interested in engaging minority-owned businesses – through subcontractor programs or otherwise; and other organizations and persons interested in learning more about the racial wealth gap or supporting minority-owned entrepreneurs

Questions? Contact Emily Schumacher at 816.983.8776

Free