Employment and Jobs

The Future of Equity Compensation

April 2, 2024  • Economic Opportunities Program


Equity compensation is a standard practice across the corporate world. But very often, it’s just the C-suite and upper level management who are allowed to participate and capture the gains. Frontline workers, particularly women and people of color, are often excluded from this wealth-building opportunity. This panel will highlight examples and practices that reverse this trend so that equity compensation is equitable and so that the frontline workers, who are key to driving profits, also see a return for their contributions.

  • Adria Scharf, Associate Director, Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing (moderator)
  • Robert Patricelli, Senior Advisor, InTandem Capital Partners
  • Anna-Lisa Miller, Founding Executive Director, Ownership Works
  • Anthony Cimino, Vice President and Head of Policy, Carta
  • Barbara Baksa, Executive Director, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

This video comes from the second Employee Ownership Ideas Forum, hosted by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing. Our 2024 Forum, “Employee Ownership on the Ground,” brought innovative employee share ownership initiatives and speakers from around the country to Washington DC to highlight how this bipartisan approach to improving jobs, wealth creation, and business performance is helping create more equitable economies in states, cities, and rural communities.

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