9:30 AM - 10:15 AM PDT

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap through Business Ownership

Business ownership is one of the leading drivers of wealth creation yet systemic racism has left ownership opportunities in communities of color behind. This session will explore several innovative models that are being used to close the racial wealth gap and support community wealth building. Case studies from Atlanta will be highlighted, including worker ownership models, innovative ways to support Black enterprise development, and anchor procurement and market access strategies. Join this discussion to learn more from organizations at the forefront of helping build generational wealth in communities of color.


Latresa McLawhorn Ryan

Executive Director

Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative

Alan Anderson

Assistant Vice President, University Partnerships

Emory University

Evan Edwards

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Business Engagement

Project Equity

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