On the importance of finance and race: a call for investment

September 22-22, 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Changing times call for a change in how we collectively build, innovate and transform our society. As we enter our third year, SPECTRUM is excited to introduce year round offerings that focus on justice, equity and action. 

Creating more touch points for the community to connect, learn and do together is the goal for 2021. Instead of just one event we want to create multiple events ranging from half-day to full-day virtual engagements. In between events SPECTRUM will host monthly dedicated networking events, special programming and other community engagement to connect in smaller groups. 

Join us!

Virtual Events

SPECTRUM will host three virtual events rooted in collaboration and action. 

March 24: I’m Speaking 

Join us as we hear from women and men who are on the frontlines of creating a more inclusive and equitable society where all of us can thrive. A half-day discussion focused on how women model new paradigms of leadership and power.

June 9-10: SPECTRUM Virtual 2021

A two-day, interactive convening featuring multicultural changemakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, cross-sector practitioners, and investors determined to build an inclusive, impact economy. 

September 22: The Color of Money 

A half-day event on the importance of finance and race with a range of conversations focused on the need to diversify fund managers, a call for more investment in Black and Brown entrepreneurs and closing the wealth gap. 




Months of programming





Price Structure 

Virtual events allow for more access and inclusion to incredible speakers, the community and perhaps your next collaboration partner. 

Join us for just events by purchasing an individual ticket. Or for year-round engagement dedicated networking and special programming choose the SPECTRUM pass. 

SPECTRUM pass benefits – go beyond the event!

All three Virtual Events

Including recordings and access to the community post event.


Engaging networking events that inspire and encouragement while connecting founders with investors and experts. 

Founders of Color Spotlights 

Interactive highlights featuring SPECTRUM’s 20 dynamic Game-Changing Founders of Color who are on the frontlines of innovation and creating companies with bold purpose.

Content Corner

Innovative ideas, thought-provoking articles, inspiring resources that focus on the needs and interests of the SPECTRUM community. 

Since our launch, we have been inspired by the SPECTRUM community’s fresh thinking and insightful ideas. We hope you will join us throughout the year as we continue the work to transform industries, reshape systems and build a more equitable society. 

Let’s build a bigger tent together! 

Past Speakers

Stacey Abrams


Fair Fight & Southern Economic Advancement Project

Jessica Stago

Co-Founder & Director of Business Incubation

Change Labs

Frederick Hutson

Co-Founder & CEO


Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Erika Alexander

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Color Farm Media

Cynthia Muller

Director, Mission Investments

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director, Impact Investments

MacArthur Foundation

Lakesha Cash


Impact America Fund

Pamela Alexander

Director of Community Development

Ford Motor Company Fund

Ellen McGirt

Senior Editor


Joey Womack


Amplify 4 Good


All days

Sep 22

Investment Partner

Innovation Partner

Pitch Partners

Media & Network Partners

What people say about SPECTRUM

“I was really pleased and encouraged that the range of speakers and panelists promoted these newer narratives. ”
SPECTRUM attendee
“It was the first conference I have been to that I felt like I could approach anyone and they would welcome the connection and discussion.”
SPECTRUM attendee
“The networks were powerful. I interfaced with people I would not traditionally have access to.”
SPECTRUM attendee

Join Us!

SOCAP21 & SPECTRUM21 Pass Bundle

This ticket is non-refundable.   It gives access to SOCAP21, October 18-22 and SPECTRUM21: The Color of Money on September 22.



SPECTRUM21: Color of Money September 22 Event Ticket

SPECTRUM21 is now free thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

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