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Empowering Minority Entrepreneurs to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap

Friday, June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm • Organized By Husch Blackwell
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The racial wealth gap is a persistent and pervasive problem in the United States. Minority entrepreneurship has the power to close this gap. However, significant structural barriers and obstacles to accessing informational capital, social capital and financial capital exist for entrepreneurs and business owners of color.

In light of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday, please join Impact Ventures and Husch Blackwell for this special event where we’ll discuss strategies, concrete goals and action plans that minority entrepreneurs can take by navigating obstacles to overcome these barriers, empowering these entities to bridge the racial wealth gap and create equitable economic opportunity for all.

Carlos White, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Benjamin Vann, Founder and CEO, Impact Ventures
Roy Lopez, Community Development Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Shari Hicks, VP of Business & Community Development, Amegy Bank
Brian Marshall, Director of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Business & Community Lenders of Texas
Andrew Nash, Director of Operations, Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Council
Robert Hines, VP and Senior Business Consultant, JPMorgan Chase

Who Should Attend
Minority entrepreneurs; entities contracting with the federal government; corporations interested in engaging minority-owned businesses – through subcontractor programs or otherwise; and other organizations and persons interested in learning more about the racial wealth gap or supporting minority-owned entrepreneurs.

This webinar is complimentary; however, registration is required. We encourage you to forward this invitation to interested colleagues. Unable to join us at the scheduled date and time? Register anyway and we will email the recording to you.

Emily Schumacher
Husch Blackwell
(816) 983-8776
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