Advancing Workplace Equity During Economic Uncertainty

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
New York City

Join OfColor on September 12 for the second hosting of our Disruptive Discourse event series, which was born out of the simple idea that all employees should benefit from Benefits. This year’s theme, “Advancing Workplace Equity in the Face of Uncertainty,” will examine efforts to drive positive economic outcomes for employees of color during times of economic uncertainty. Our forum will feature engaging conversations designed to bring this theme to life, each anchored around the workplace, public policy, and community.

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2022 Event Recap

Watch our past panels and keynote speech to understand the topics and ideas we cover. Last year, we:
  • Discussed how organizations can better manage the future of inclusive benefits for short-term and contract workers
  • Explored the steps you can take today to close the racial wealth gap at your company
  • Offered a soul-stirring message on the power of authenticity when cultivating change
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Yemi Rose

Founder & CEO, OfColor

Yemi Rose is the founder and CEO of OfColor. Through its digital financial wellness platform, OfColor supports workers of color with fintech savings and budgeting tools, in-person financial coaching and therapy, and expert financial literacy content produced by a team that understands their lived experience.

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Bethaney Wilkinson

Author of The Diversity Gap

Bethaney Wilkinson is the author of The Diversity Gap: Where good intentions meet true cultural change. As a coach and facilitator, she helps race-conscious leaders and teams embody their values for racial equity and liberation.


Matthew Bahl

Vice President, Market Lead Workplace Financial Health at Financial Health Network

Tania P. Brown

Director of Financial Coaching, OfColor

Brooke Daniels

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Xan Daniels

Global Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity at Alight Solutions

Danielle Douglas

National higher education reporter covering the economics of higher education at the Washington Post

Jason Jackson

Ford Career Development Assistant, Professor of Political Economy and Urban Planning at MIT

Sarah Keh

Vice President of Inclusive Solutions, Prudential

Anna-Lisa Miller

Executive Director, Ownership Works

Ida Rademacher

Vice President, The Aspen Institute & Co-Executive Director, Financial Security Program

Xavier Ramey

Social Strategist, Public Speaker, and Chief Executive Officer of Justice Informed, LLC

Laura Stamps

Head of DE&I, Financial Finesse

Farnoosh Torabi

Editor At Large, CNET, and Host of So Money Podcast

Jack VanDerhei

Director of Retirement Studies, Morningstar Center for Retirement and Policy Studies

Kai Walker

Head of Inclusion Transformation, Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions at Bank of America

Jay Washington

Assoc. Vice President, Diverse Markets, Voya

Les Williams

Head of Partnerships, Sunny Day Fund


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9:00 AM
Welcome & Coffee Hour
10:00 AM
Session One
Panel 1: Counting the Cost: Workplace Financial Wellness Amid Uncertainty
Panel 2: Follow the Data: How to Build an Equitable Retirement Savings System
Fireside Chat: Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap & A Look at Employee Student Debt
12:30 PM
Lunch Break
01:15 PM
Session Two
Panel 3: The State of DEI: 2024 Outlook
Panel 4: The Financial State of Black Main Street: Strategies to Advance Racial Equity
Closing Keynote Presentation
4:00 PM
Happy Hour


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