Announcing Our New Deep Dive Course
This course will offer an introduction to the racial wealth gap in America and the role our money can play in addressing systemic racism. Participants will learn about the economic origins of the current racial wealth gap, features of systemic racism in America, and race-equity-focused investment opportunities that are available across asset classes. Participants will explore their role in the economic system and will learn how to address systemic racism with an economic approach.
Systemic racism and the racial wealth gap are very complex issues that cannot be understood, grappled with, or properly addressed over a three-month period. As a result, this course is not intended to be a comprehensive solution, but rather a beginning. As a participant, you will learn about a variety of frameworks you can use to begin to understand how systemic racism operates, how individuals play a role in this system, and how they can get started putting their assets to work to become part of the solution.
- Session 1: The Economics of Racism with guest speaker Janese Murray
- Session 2: Access to Capital
- Session 3: Race Equity in the Wealth Management Ecosystem & Taking Action with guest speaker Tiffany Hawkins
By the end of the course, participants will have:
- Adopted an economic lens to understand race and racial inequity in America
- Confronted new realities of how personal financial decisions impact the racial wealth gap
- Developed a new understanding of the opportunity to align their money to racial equity values
- Designed concrete action commitments and plans to align money to values
- Identified a values-aligned community to support them on their journey
Cost, Date, Times:
- The cost of the course is $100 and includes an IFB Membership.
- Live Meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month (November 8, 2022 | December 13, 2022 | January 10, 2022) 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT.
- Additional sessions with custom “accountability trios” will allow participants to meet in small groups for discussion.
Janese Murray (pictured, top left) – Janese is a seasoned DEI consultant and Leadership Facilitator with over 30 years of experience in human resources and more than 15 years of experience in diversity and inclusion. She consults with diversity and inclusion leaders to build sustainable strategies and practices to meet their organizational goals and objectives. Janese also conducts interactive workshops and facilitates small group discussion. A thought leader in the field, Janese has been quoted in top publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Fortune, and has been a presenter and panelist at various professional conferences.
Julia Johannsen (pictured, top right) – Julia is a bold changemaker who works to leverage her privilege in the service of racial and economic justice. She is the founder of The Impact Collective, an organization that works to educate women about the racial wealth gap. Julia partnered with a small team of experts to create the Impact Collective Intensive Workshop on which this course is based.
Tiffany Hawkins (pictured, bottom right) – Tiffany is a transformational, forward-looking C-suite executive and entrepreneur. She is the COO of Momentum Advisors, a minority-owned wealth management firm. In her role, Tiffany has employed culturally sound practices, attracted key clients, outperformed competitors, and maximized ROI. She is also a socially conscious champion of diversity/inclusion and women/minority leadership. As a result, Tiffany is a frequent presenter on innovative ESG strategy and implementation, entrepreneurship, and the equity of wealth across diverse factions, domestic and international.
Chris White (pictured, bottom left) – Chris’s 24-year career in financial services has been primarily focused on market structure, technology and innovation. He is the founder and CEO of two companies, ViableMkts, an advisory firm that provides strategic guidance on financial technology and fixed income market structure and BondCliQ, a start-up company that is building an innovative central market system for corporate bonds. In addition to ViableMkts and BondCliQ, Chris is the founder and editor of the Friday Newsletter and a professor at the New York Institute of Finance and Columbia where he teaches a course in market structure mechanics and electronic trading.
- This course will provide an intimate cohort of like-minded women for participants to learn from, lean on, and inspire as they move through, and beyond, the course into concrete action planning.
- The course is open to all members of the IFB community who make a commitment to participate fully (attending all sessions and completing course activities). Sessions will be live via Zoom.
- It will be offered live in three 2-hour sessions over a 3-month period. All participants will join the live presentations, during which they will hear from expert speakers.
- Over the course of the three sessions, participants will meet in large and small groups. “Accountability trios” will meet outside of the large group sessions for discussion.
- The course is designed to provide the time and space needed to examine the deep-seated roots of the racial wealth gap and the harsh realities of the American economic system.
- The course creators will be available before, during, and after the course to provide additional support for participants’ journeys to align their money with their race-equity-focused values.