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Empowering Minority Entrepreneurs to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap


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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 to help minority entrepreneurs navigate through and overcome structural barriers to grow and empower these entrepreneurs to create economic development and wealth attainment opportunities 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 Supplier Development 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.

Questions? Contact Emily Schumacher at 816.983.8776.