GUIDANCE

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, The Economic Club of New York will suspend all in-person ticketed events as needed. Some events will be livestreamed and others will be postponed to a future date. Please watch this page for future updates. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our members and guests, while delivering high-quality and informative events.

2020 RACIAL EQUITY SERIES

2020 RACIAL EQUITY SUMMARY REPORT


 


The Economic Club of New York is proud to present along with our partners, Bloomberg, MasterCard, PayPal, S&P Global and Taconic Capital, a publication reflecting key takeaways from our successfully concluded Focus on Racial Equity Series. The publication highlights key challenges in racial equity and describes specific, concrete actions business leaders can take to be part of the solution to these challenges. The publication also includes links to videos of our live events from the Series, as well as links to thought-provoking materials, from a variety of third party sources, for use in supporting further constructive conversations.

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We look forward to continuing this work in 2021.


 

Announcements


2021 Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

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    Debra Lee

    April 19th
    With 20 years of service on seven different boards in various industries and spending 13 years as the Chairman & CEO of BET Networks, Debra is a much sought after senior advisor and inspiring speaker. Recognized by the Wall Street Journal for "show[ing] women how to run the world - with inspiration from Beyonce, and Founder of Leading Women Defined, Debra wants to help other women find their thrones.

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    Paul Offit

    April 22nd
    Paul A. Offit, MD is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    John E. Waldron

    April 26th
    John Waldron is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He is a member of the Goldman Sachs Management Committee and Chair of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and Firmwide Reputational Risk Committee.

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    Robert Swan

    April 28th
    As one of the most accomplished polar explorers in history, he will address global environmental challenges and how he is leading the charge against climate change. Having been the first man to walk to both poles, Robert has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica.

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    Ben Hecht

    April 29th
    Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.
    Under Ben’s leadership, Living Cities has established a new data driven model of social justice that brings together local business, government, philanthropic and community leaders to disrupt long-obsolete systems and close the racial gaps in income and wealth that have been growing for more than forty years

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    Dambisa Moyo

    May 4th
    Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a Global Economist and pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investable ideas.

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    Henry Louis Gates

    May 11th
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored or co-authored more than 20 books and created more than 20 documentary films.

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    Lisa Coleman

    May 13th
    Dr. Lisa Coleman is New York University’s inaugural senior vice president for global inclusion and strategic innovation, and the University’s chief diversity officer.

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    Wayne A.I. Frederick

    May 20th
    Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick was appointed the seventeenth president of Howard University in 2014. He previously served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Most recently, the Howard University Board of Trustees selected Dr. Frederick to serve as the distinguished Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery.

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    Lael Brainard

    June 1st
    Lael Brainard took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on June 16, 2014, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2026. Prior to her appointment to the Board, Dr. Brainard served as Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2010 to 2013 and counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury in 2009.

Recent Speakers

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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021

Neel Kashkari
President
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2021

Dr. Tal Zaks
Chief Medical Officer
Moderna

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THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021

Bill Gates
Co-Chair, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Founder, Breakthrough Energy

Hank Paulson
Founder & Chairman, The Paulson Institute
74th US Treasury Secretary

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TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2021

Caryn Seidman-Becker
Chairman and CEO
CLEAR

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021

Raphael Bostic
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021

Ken Langone
Co-Founder, The Home Depot
Founder and CEO, Invemed Associates LLC.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021

Alex Gorsky
Chairman and CEO
Johnson & Johnson

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THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021

International Women in Business Forum
co-hosted by ECNY, the Consulate General of Canada and the Consulate General of France

MISSION


The Economic Club of New York is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization dedicated to the promotion of the study and discussion of social, economic and political questions.  For more than a century, the Club has served as the premier public forum for thought leaders of the United States and the world, to express a diverse set of views and opinions in a free and open environment.  By embracing and promoting free expression of diverse views and opinions, the Club effectively acts as a catalyst for innovation in thought and ideas impacting social, economic and political issues facing society.

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