26 minutes | Oct 5, 2020

An All-Encompassing Economy

Culturally in 2020, the conversation around racial injustice has hit a breaking point. COVID-19 exacerbated inequities in health outcomes for Black and Latino Americans, and in the wake of George Floyd’s death, we’ve seen a massive movement for enduring change. The people have spoken. But how will businesses, markets and economies respond?Today, consumers are seeking ways to support the Black-owned businesses with their dollars, and companies are looking to hire more equitably and inclusively. Even our technology is getting a redesign – to correct biases built right into the programming of tech tools we use everyday.Hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea are joined by colleague Nadia Batchelor to explore how this powerful movement can create lasting changes in businesses around the world. Featuring Nadia Batchelor, Head of Jefferies’ Global Corporate Access Team and the founder and head of J-NOBLE - Jefferies Network of Black and Latinx Employees.Also featuring:Kristina Liburd is the founder & CEO of Viageur and the organizer behind the Black Startup Collective, a directory of Black-owned startups in Boston.Stephanie Wemusa is the VP of Diversity and Inclusion for TalVista - a startup that develops tools to support equitable hiring.Boyuan Gao is the founder and principle of Project Inkblot, a design for diversity consultancy.Evie Cheung is a designer and researcher, exploring the biases built into AI-powered smart voice assistants.
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