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Racial Equity Series welcomes Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation

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Darren will identify actions and approaches foundations and organizations can take to address the various dimensions of racial inequity in society.

Racial Equity Series continues with President of Howard University, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick

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Dr. Frederick has advanced Howard University's commitment to student opportunity, academic innovation, public service, and fiscal stability.
His medical research focuses on narrowing racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in cancer-care outcomes, with specific focus on gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Frederick also devotes his time to writing and speaking on the impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, campus intellectual diversity, the underrepresentation of African American men in medical school, and gender equity on college campuses.

Senior Vice President of Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, NYU, Lisa Coleman

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We continue our Racial Equity Series on Tuesday, May 13th and are pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion at New York University.
Lisa will share how she works every day to advance, promote, and build capacity for strategic global inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging and innovation initiatives across NYU's global network.

Candidate for Mayor of New York City, Ray McGuire

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Bloomberg's New York Bureau Chief, Shelly Banjo joins us in conversation with the top candidates in the NYC Mayoral race as we hear each of their economic plans for New York City.
She will speak with Ray McGuire, former Head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Citigroup.

Candidate for Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams

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Bloomberg's New York Bureau Chief, Shelly Banjo joins us in conversation with the top candidates in the NYC Mayoral race as we hear each of their economic plans for New York City.
She will speak with Brookly Borough President Eric Adams.

Co-Principal, Versaca Investments and Author, Dambisa Moyo

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Marie-Josée Kravis will join Dambisa Moyo, Author of "How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World."
They will discuss how transparent, knowledgeable, diverse boards help set the strategic course of corporations. Dambisa will also present a road map for how boards can steer companies through tomorrow's challenges and ensure they thrive.

President and CEO of Living Cities, Ben Hecht

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As part of our Racial Equity Series, Ben Hecht will share what Living Cities has learned about closing the racial gaps in income and wealth that have been growing for more than forty years. He will discuss the organization's unique approach that centers around racial equity, brings together leaders from across sectors and harnesses public, private and philanthropic capital to achieve results commensurate with the scale of the challenge.

Polar Explorer, First Man to Walk Both Poles - Robert Swan

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As one of the most accomplished polar explorers in history, Robert Swan 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.

President and COO of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., John Waldron

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As President and COO of Goldman Sachs, John will discuss the current market and geopolitical environment and top of mind client themes.

Director of the Vaccine Education Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Paul Offit, MD

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As Director of the Vaccine Education Center, Paul will share his work to date and his outlook on the vaccine distributions and its impact on ending the COVID-19 pandemic. The development of vaccines to protect children from contracting and transmitting COVID-19 will also be discussed.

Co-Founder of The Monarchs Collective, Debra Lee

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ECNY continues its Racial Equity Series with special guest, Debra Lee. She will address how she and other executives are leading the charge to change the complexion of board rooms and senior leadership roles. As former Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, Debra shares her insights and strategies to help organizations find, grow and elevate women and BIPOC executives.

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF MODERNA, DR. TAL ZAKS, MD PH.D.

REUTERS: Moderna says booster shot against COVID-19 variants could not be ready by year-end

Moderna Inc Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks said on Wednesday the company should be able to provide a booster shot for protection against variants of the coronavirus by the end of this year.

Zaks, speaking to the Economic Club of New York, said he expects the booster shots the company is testing to show a higher level of protection against variants of the coronavirus.


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PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS, NEEL KASHKARI

MARKET WATCH: Fed's Kashkari says he would not panic if he saw a 4% inflation rate

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said Thursday he wouldn’t have a knee-jerk panic attack if inflation heats up to a 4% annual rate.

“It would depend on why” inflation had hit 4%, Kashkari said in a discussion with Harvard University economist Greg Mankiw sponsored by the Economic Club of New York.


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PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS, NEEL KASHKARI

REUTERS: Fed's Kashkari says variants are bigegest risk for recovery

Variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 post the biggest threat to the U.S. economic recovery, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Thursday.

“The biggest risks that I see to the recovery are these variants,” Kashkari told the Economic Club of New York, noting the ability of one variant now thought to be dominant in parts of the United States to easily infect younger people.


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President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari

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Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari will report on current monetary policy and his expectations for the U.S. economy for the second half of 2021 and beyond.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

CNBC: GM shares hit new record on plans for electric Chevy Silverado pickup
The performance of GM’s stock this year, up roughly 50%, has been driven by a steady array of announcements related to electric vehicles. It’s also validating comments made last month by GM CEO Mary Barra about the stock’s future potential.

“I think as the market begins to see all of the assets and resources General Motors brings to this transformation, I think we’re just at the beginning of where you’ll see GM’s stock move,” she said in an online discussion March 11 during The Economic Club of New York’s Women in Business event.


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Chief Medical Officer of Moderna, Dr. Tal Zaks, MD Ph.D.

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In conversation with Craig Thompson, Dr. Tal Zaks will discuss Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine progress, the development of booster shots and their expectations with respect to ending the pandemic as well as other matters.

CO-CHAIR OF THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, BILL GATES & FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE PAULSON INSTITUTE, HANK PAULSON

BUSINESS INSIDER: Bill Gates says companies have gone from staying private too long to going public too soon and that he's avoiding 'low quality' SPACs

Gates sat down with CNBC's Becky Quick and former US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to discuss his climate-related work for the economic club of New York on Friday. In the interview, the billionaire philanthropist was asked about the rise of SPACs and whether or not they would be a benefit to "green" startups.


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Chief Executive David Solomon

REUTERS:  Goldman promotes a flurry of female partners to executive roles
Goldman has set some of the most aggressive and specific goals among big U.S. banks for increasing the presence of Black, Latino and female professionals at all job levels. Thursday’s promotions reflect what Chief Executive David Solomon has said was a lack of diversity in the bank’s senior ranks.

Solomon said at a virtual event last year hosted by the Economic Club of New York that he was “not pleased” with the levels of diversity among the bank’s senior leaders.

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CO-CHAIR OF THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, BILL GATES & FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE PAULSON INSTITUTE, HANK PAULSON

CNBC: Bill Gates Is Reaching for the High-Hanging Fruit on Climate

Gates elaborated on that point on April 1 in a video talk hosted by the Economic Club of New York. “To get to zero [emissions], you can’t leave the hard categories alone,” the co-founder of Microsoft Corp., now a full-time philanthropist, told the online audience. (He appeared with former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.) “We’ve put all the effort into the easy categories of cars and power generation,” Gates said. “In the hard categories, the work has barely, barely begun. You don’t get success unless you cover them all.”

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