On how women model new paradigms of leadership and power
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.
From the White House to the boardroom, women have made huge strides in the last year. Trailblazers like Kamala Harris as the first woman and first woman of color to serve as Vice President of the United States and Rosiland Brewer, new CEO of Walgreens will become the only Black woman to lead a fortune 500 company, shattered long overdue glass ceilings. The country stands on the shoulders of women such as Stacey Abrams, Rachel Levine and Amanda Gorman who are rewriting history and creating a new America for generations to come.
As we honor the ongoing strives women are making, how do we guarantee that these firsts aren’t the last? What resources are needed to ensure our collective gains trickle down to the most vulnerable and overlooked women who still live in the shadows of our society?
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.
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
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 encourage 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.
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!
Confirmed Speakers for SPECTRUM21: I'm Speaking
Oklahoma's House District 88
Amáda Márquez Simula
Columbia Heights, MN
Christine St. Vil
Head of Operations
Impact America Fund
Vice President of Programs
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Leslie (Lupe) Renteria Salome
Coach & Advocate
The Investment Integration Project (TIIP)
The Solution Senter
Fair Fight & Southern Economic Advancement Project
Co-Founder & Director of Business Incubation
Co-Founder & CEO
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Color Farm Media
Director, Mission Investments
Managing Director, Impact Investments
Impact America Fund
Program Officer, Family Economic Security
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Director of Community Development
Ford Motor Company Fund
Amplify 4 Good
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SOCAP21 & SPECTRUM21 Pass Bundle
This ticket is non-refundable. It gives access to all SPECTRUM 2021 events and to SOCAP21, October 18-22
SPECTRUM21: I'm Speaking March 24 Event Ticket
This ticket is non-refundable and allows access to the online SPECTRUM event on March 24 only, and its recordings.
This ticket is non-refundable and allows access to three online SPECTRUM events March 24, June 9-10 and September 24. It will also give access to the recordings of those events. SPECTRUM Pass includes many benefits that go beyond these three events! Scroll up for more information.