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Who's in your wedding party? Busting Cross-Racial Barriers by Investing in Black Women

Jenny Tolan July 13, 2022

Our networks are segregated, and our segregation drives the racial wealth gap. On average in the US, 83% of Black people’s friends are Black and 91% of white people’s friends are white. Our networks are core to finding jobs, finding doctors, accessing personal and professional resources, and building empathy and understanding, but there’s a chasm across racial lines and not enough opportunities to work together. 

In this fireside chat, we’ll talk about what it takes to break this cycle and build deep, authentic cross-racial relationships, through the common goal of investing in Black Women.



Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Justice

  • Accountability


Black Women, Invest in Black Women, Cross Racial Networks, Women's Networks

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Our desired outcome is for participants to assess their networks and who is in the room when making investment decisions. How can we build cross-racial coalitions and invest in Black Women? What impact on the racial wealth gap and society do we see when investing together in Black women? Participants will learn about the connections between personal networks and flow of capital and explore real stories of how to bust open these barriers.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Academia

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Asset Managers


  • NameJenny Tolan
  • TitleCo-Founder
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  • NameNikoa Milton
  • TitleCo-Founder
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