Workforce Development

The Next Move: How Business Can Close Racial Economic Gaps in 2021

March 18, 2021  • Business and Society Program

In the face of high expectations to directly address the roots of inequality, what should companies prioritize?

In this webinar, panelists discussed what organizations can – and should – be doing to drive change on racial equity: providing equitable access to good jobs, empowering workers of color once they’re in an organization, and using business influence to level the playing field in consumer life and in communities. The panelists highlighted how these actions must be paired with new ways of leading, co-creating and collaborating across companies and sectors to close the opportunity gap for all.

Featured Speakers:
Elizabeth A. Morrison, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer, Levi Strauss
Steven Mizell, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Merck
Lata Reddy, SVP, Inclusive Solutions, Prudential & Chair, The Prudential Foundation

This webinar was moderated by Nicole Lindsay, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainability and Center For Inclusive Growth, at Mastercard, and was supported by the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership between Mastercard and the Aspen Institute.

For more insights, read Part 1 and Part 2 of our blog series exploring the role corporations must play to tackle the racial wealth gap.

Special Thanks: This webinar was developed as part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.


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The Next Move: How Business Can Close Racial Economic Gaps in 2021 (Part 2)
February 25, 2021 • Business & Society Program

About the Series:
The Next Move is a new series that explores the critical choices facing business leaders as they respond to the extraordinary impacts of Covid-19. Each month, we bring a diverse array of expert voices into dialogue with the public across digital media and virtual seminars.