Race and Corporate Power

Wharton Beyond Business Series

An expansion of the Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture Series, Beyond Business is an ongoing conversation that will explore the most complex and pressing issues impacting individuals and organizations across the world.

The recent wave of protests in response to attacks on Black Americans brought attention to the breadth and depth of racial injustice in our country, and the need for a national dialogue. Beyond Business will use its inaugural, 3-part series to shine a light on how systemic racism impacts business and society as a whole, and ways it can be confronted. From C-suite diversity and corporate philanthropy to the role of Black culture in marketing and the impact of systemic racism on Black entrepreneurs — panelists will unpack the issues and provide their insights on how business and organizations can effect change.

Race & Corporate Power will explore the financial, operational and strategic commitments firms have made to combat the systematic challenges facing the Black community. Whether through philanthropic giving to elevate Black issues, intentional diversification of corporate boards, or doubling down on investments in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, corporations are flexing their muscle to support Black Americans. But will it be enough to move the needle?

  • Erika H. James, Dean, The Wharton School
Q&A Facilitator
  • Katherina Rosqueta, WG'01, Founding Executive Director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy
  • Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Wes Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hood
  • Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
4:30 PM ET - 5:30 PM ET

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