The US Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us on the afternoon of Thursday, June 25 for our National Summit on Equality of Opportunity, where leaders from across the private and public sectors will discuss solutions to some of the underlying challenges driving inequality of opportunity for Black Americans in four critical areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, and the criminal justice system. All Americans should have the opportunity to earn their success, rise on their own merit, and live their own American Dream. But far too often, the opportunity to obtain an education, secure a job, start a business, and provide for your family is determined by the color of your skin. These systemic inequalities hurt individuals, communities, our economy, and our society. This historic virtual event kicks off the Equality of Opportunity Initiative, through which the U.S. Chamber has partnered with more than 500 chambers and associations across the country to pursue policy and private sector solutions to bridge underlying racial divides that contribute to broader, systemic inequalities in our society. Additional details on timing and confirmed speakers are below. We look forward to hosting you.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Summit on Equality of Opportunity Thursday, June 25, 2020
1:30 – 3:30 pm ET Confirmed speakers:
Stephen Benjamin, Mayor, Columbia, SC; Former President, United States Conference of Mayors
Zawadi Bryant, CEO, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care; Member, U.S. Chamber Board of Directors
Suzanne Clark, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Thomas J. Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., President, Howard University; Member, U.S. Chamber Board of Directors
Bo Ghiradelli, Co-Founder, President, and CEO,
Eddie Harrell, Jr., Regional Vice President, Urban One
Gayle King, Co-Host, CBS This Morning
Nela Richardson, Principal, Investment Strategies, Edward Jones
Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC; Founder, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
Margaret Spellings, President and CEO, Texas 2036; Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO, AT&T
Rick Wade, Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Chime Solutions; Member, U.S. Chamber Board of Directors
Joel Wittenberg, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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