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Career Ideas Festival 2021

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tawanna Black, founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion

Tawanna Black, founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion, will join Metropolitan State's Career Ideas Festival as the keynote speaker on March 25, 2021. Her remarks will focus on education's critical role in closing racial employment, income and wealth gaps and the actions required, and mutually reinforcing benefits of ensuring that all scholars, and particularly Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and immigrant scholars are fully contributing to and benefit from inclusive and equitable regional economic growth.

In 2017, Black launched the Center for Economic Inclusion, the nation’s first organization dedicated exclusively to creating inclusive regional economies by equipping public and private sector employers to dismantle institutional racism and build shared accountability for inclusive economic growth.

As founder and chief executive officer, Black leads a team of people who offer ground-breaking consulting products and services to move businesses and local and regional governments from diversity and inclusion programs to triple bottom line results that are good for employees, employers, and communities; foster shared accountability for regional inclusive growth; change the narrative about the economic imperative and value of closing racial wealth gaps.

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