Moving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forward

Jan 13, 2021
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Moving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forward - Back to Business

Minneapolis and Saint Paul sit at the epicenter of a crisis felt worldwide in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the bedlam following this horrific event.  Protests have risen around the globe to advance racial equity, inclusion, justice, and respect. Companies seek to move these goals forward but also want to know that their actions are making a difference.  So, what are the key indicators of an inclusive economy? And, what can financial executives and board members do to advance inclusive growth and prosperity in the communities served by their companies?

Join FEI Twin Cities and the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors for this jointly sponsored event featuring Tawanna Black, Founder, and CEO of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-based Center for Economic Inclusion – the nation's first organization dedicated exclusively to advancing inclusive growth to achieve regional prosperity. In addition to her role as CEO, Ms. Black sits on the Board of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and was recently selected by 3M to help guide its 5-Year, $50million investment in education and workforce development initiatives across the USA, aimed at addressing racial inequities.

All FEI Members are welcome, regardless of your chapter affiliation. Register today!

Jointly Sponsored by:


Tawanna Black,
Founder and CEO, Center for Economic Inclusion
Executive Director, Northside Funders Group

Tawanna is the founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Economic Inclusion and the executive director of Northside Funders Group, a place-based, collective impact organization of 20 corporate, community and private foundations and public-sector investors committed to aligning investments and strategies to catalyze racial and economic equity in North Minneapolis.

Tawanna is a nationally recognized thought leader who is well known for influencing, inspiring and equipping cross-sector leaders to transform a personal conviction for equality into actions that produce equitable and thriving communities.


CPE Credits: 1.5

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:30