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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! 


Bryce Fluellen

Executive Director of Social Equity Franchise


Calvin Baker

Trustee, Walters Art Museum; Managing Director and Head of Strategic Relationships, Brown Capital Management (retired)

Walters Art Museum

Cari Hanson

Vice President


Christine Kelleher

Chief of Investments

National Gallery of Art

George E. Ashton III

Managing Director, Strategic Investments

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Ghian Foreman

President and CEO

Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative

Gregg McCampbell

Enterprise Account Manager

Barcodes Inc

Halima Adenegan

Content Manager


Kaster (Dee) Garrett-Adimora

Store Manager & Everytable University Participant


Keisha Senter


The Solution Senter

Laura Callanan

Founding Partner

Upstart Co-Lab

Rashard Johnson


Advocate Trinity & South Suburban Hospitals

Ray Gibson

Manger, Digital Activation


Sam Polk

Founder and CEO


Schanne Cade

Creative Director

BLK Ursa

Susie Lee

Program Related Investments Officer

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Walter Cade

SVP Sports Partnerships & Development

NBC Sports

Willis Reed

HR Business Partner Global DTC, Global Wholesale, Frictionless Ops

Levi Strauss & Company


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!

No tickets available.

Accessing the conference online platform

If you registered before September 17, you received an email on September 17 entitled: SPECTRUM 21 – Gain Access to The Event & Networking Features

If you register after September 17, you will receive that email a few minutes after registering.

That email contains a “magic link” / green button “Go To Event!”  Click here to access Hopin.   Star the email and click on that link to return to the event.

  • Hopin works best on Chrome or Firefox
  • If your work-issued computer has strict security, some Hopin features may not work or Hopin may not work at all.  Consider using your private computer to access the conference.
  • Star the email with the “magic link” and access the conference each morning
  • If you used Zoom before login into Hopin, you might encounter issues preventing you from accessing the session.  Restart your computer before accessing Hopin.
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