On March 21, 2023, over 250 leaders came together for BEA’s inaugural Solutions Summit – a day-long event featuring an extraordinary cross-sectoral lineup of decision-makers building consensus for action to expand Black economic prosperity and wealth-building. The Summit featured insights on the latest research, cutting-edge ideas, and what’s working on the ground from Vice President Kamala Harris, Ambassador Susan Rice, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, author Heather McGhee, Ariel Investments Founder John Rogers, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan – all with an eye towards identifying and implementing solutions that will move the needle on advancing Black work, wages, and wealth.
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Nowhere else in the world is this level of conversation happening, with these leaders of this stature. This is a special place to be right now.
Stephen Benjamin, new Senior Advisor to the President of the United States
BEA Solutions Summit highlights
Mayor, City of New York
Senior Partner of Real Estate, Vistria Group
Vice President, Capital One Community Impact & Investment & President, Capital One Insights Center
President & CEO, Per Scholas
Professor of Law, UCI Law
New Senior Advisor to the President of the United States
Mayor Justin Bibb
Mayor, City of Cleveland
Founder and Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures
President, Harlem Children’s Zone
Mayor Melvin Carter
Mayor, St. Paul, Minnesota
Tony Coles, M.D.
BEA Board Co-Chair/CEO and Chairperson of the Board, Cerevel Therapeutics
President & CEO, Global Black Economic Forum
BEA Advisory Board Member/Chief Executive Officer, Blavity, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, OneTen
Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative
President, Spelman College
Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University – Lincoln Center
Founding Director of the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy
The New School
The New School
Vice President: Family, Home, and Community,
Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Foundation
BEA Board Member/Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Executive Vice President, Digital Equity Comcast Corporation
BEA Advisory Board Member/Author/Advocate
Incoming President, Lazard
Chief Purpose Officer, Deloitte
Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America
BEA Board Member/Former Governor of Massachusetts/Co-Director and Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership
BEA Board Co-Chair/Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Recognize
Partner, McKinsey & Company
Kedra Newsom Reeves
Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Domestic Policy Advisor to the President, Former Ambassador to the United Nations
John W. Rogers, Jr.
BEA Advisory Board Member/Founder; Co-CEO,
BEA Advisory Board Member; Former Member of the SC State H.R.; Political Commentator, CNN
Chief Investment and Impact Officer, Blue Meridian Partners
Jewel Burks Solomon
Managing Partner, Collab Capital
Chief Executive Officer, Black Economic Alliance
Sarah Rosen Wartell
President, Urban Institute
Alisha Johnson Wilder
Director, Racial Equity and Justice, Initiative
Barika X Williams
Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD)
Chief Executive Officer, BLCK VC, Investors of Color Network
Thank you to our Summit sponsors for their partnership.