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Mobilizing for Equality Financial Literacy and Empowerment Program

Monday, February 22, 2021 {ml-event-to} Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, please join Morgan Lewis and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for panel discussions designed to provide financial literacy, economic empowerment, and guidance on pathways to success for entrepreneurs. Regional leaders will provide professional insights to help entrepreneurs navigate investment challenges and identify resources that reduce barriers to accessing capital for the growth and success of minority-owned businesses.

WELCOME

  • Lloyd Williams, President, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce
  • Richard Taffet, Partner, Morgan Lewis

PANELS & PARTICIPANTS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Personal and Business Finance Essentials

Keynote Remarks

  • Hon. Brian Benjamin, New York State Senator

Moderators

  • Kristen Campana, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Gregory Campbell, CEO, Rainmaker, Inc.

Panelists

  • Garry A. Johnson, Chair, NAACP NY State Conference Economic Development Committee
  • Shaun Donovan, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Director of US Office of Management and Budget
  • Dr. Anand Marri, Dean and Professor of Ball State University’s Teachers College

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Sources of Capital: The Good, the Bad, and In-Between

Keynote Remarks

  • Michael T. Pugh, President and CEO, Carver Federal Savings Bank

Moderators

  • Robin Nunn, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Dr. Michael Flanigan, Director, Caribbean Research Center, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Panelists

  • Kowsky Georges, Director, Regional Executive, Consumer Banking and Investments, Bank of America
  • Mark Willis, Esq., Senior Policy Fellow at the NYU Furman Center
  • Paul T. Williams, Esq., Managing Director, Williams Strategy Advisors, LLC

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

If I Knew What I Know Now: Lessons from Harlem Entrepreneurs

Keynote Remarks

  • Dr. Vincent Boudreau, President, The City College of New York

Moderators

  • Russell Franklin, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Michael Garner, Chief Diversity Officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority & Board Chair, 100 Black Men of NY

Panelists

  • Princess Jenkins, CEO, The Brownstone
  • Clayton Banks, CEO, Silicon Harlem
  • Donald Webber, Co-Founder and Head of Strategy & Operations Talented Tenth Collective, Inc.

Read more about the firm’s efforts to answer the call for racial justice in this article authored by Firm Chair Jami McKeon for New York Amsterdam News >>