“De dinero y bondad” (Of Money and Kindness): Supporting US Financial Growth through Increased Latinx Economic Access Conversations on Race & Reform

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Sep 29, 2020

12:00PM-1:00PM EDT

Remote

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In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, the Thomson Reuters Institute is pleased to produce a four-part series on identity, inequality, and access to justice in contemporary American society. Our aim is to unite professionals, policymakers, academics and more for a series of earnest dialogues around the modern-day Latinx experience.

At present, the Latinx community is both the largest minority group and the youngest within the United States, with estimates projecting the community to comprise 25% of the total US population by 2026. Yet the facts behind the overall economic health of the community remain dismal: Latino men typically earn about 74% of every dollar made by their white counterparts, with Latina women facing an even steeper gap of just 54%. While Latinx are more likely to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors, they are often disproportionately impacted by a lack of capital access, frequently face higher housing costs, tend to hail from indigent upbringings, and are half as likely as whites to graduate from higher education.  In July 2020, the White House issued an executive order entitled the “Hispanic Prosperity Initiative” aimed at creating greater pathways to education and economic opportunity for those in the Latinx community. Still, given the government’s lack of support for the community, some wonder if this initiative will truly make a difference.  This session takes an earnest look at both the opportunities and threats facing Latinx’s economic growth, and what companies should be doing to contribute positive changes for their own Latinx employees and community.

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Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers it an honor and privilege to raise awareness of cultural, political, and legal challenges facing today's diverse Hispanic, Latinx and Latino communities
  • Our panel offers nuanced and informed insights from key power brokers and leaders attuned to the needs of one of the fastest growing and influential populations in America
  • Participants are invited to submit questions and engage our presenters throughout the conversation

    Who Should Attend

  • Hispanic, latino & latinx professionals and allies
  • Diversity & inclusion personnel
  • Community leaders and activists
  • Academics, scholars & economists

    Related Webinars

    Interested in attending other webinars in this series? Register today through the following links:

    El Aislamiento de la Solidaridad (The Isolation of Solidarity): Assimilation and Acceptance within the Latinx Community  –  Sept 17, 2020

    Un Futuro Más Brillante (A Brighter Future): Increasing Access to Education for the Latinx Community  –  Sept 22. 2020

    “Las Furias y Las Penas” (The Furies and the Sorrows): Addressing Access to Justice for the Latinx Community  – Oct 6, 2020

     

  • Event Co-Chairs

    Ramiro Cavazos

    President & Chief Executive Officer, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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    Betty Francisco

    Co-Founder, Amplify Latinx; General Counsel, Compass Working Capital

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    Carlos Guaman

    President, El Triunfo Corporation

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    Kim M. Rivera

    President, Strategy and Business Management and Chief Legal Officer, HP Inc.

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    Mario Ruiz

    Investor, PayPal Ventures

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    Event Details

    Tuesday, Sep 29

    12:00 PM EDT
    “De dinero y bondad” (De dinheiro e bondade/Of Money and Kindness): Supporting US Financial Growth through Increased Latinx Economic Access

    At present, the Latinx community is both the largest minority group and the youngest within the United States, with estimates projecting the community to comprise 25% of the US population by 2026. Yet the facts behind the overall economic health of the community remain dismal: Latino men typically earn about 74% of every dollar made by their white counterparts, with Latina women facing an even steeper gap of just 54%. While Latinx are more likely to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors, they are often disproportionately impacted by a lack of capital access, frequently face higher housing costs, tend to hail from indigent upbringings, and are half as likely as whites to graduate from higher education.  In July 2020, the White House issued an executive order entitled the “Hispanic Prosperity Initiative” aimed at creating greater pathways to education and economic opportunity for those in the Latinx community. Still, given the government’s lack of support for the community, some wonder if this initiative will truly make a difference.  This session takes an earnest look at both the opportunities and threats facing Latinx’s economic growth, and what companies should be doing to contribute positive changes for their own Latinx employees and community.

    Moderator:
    Mario Ruiz, Investor, PayPal Ventures

    Panelists:
    Ramiro Cavazos, President & Chief Executive Officer, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Betty Francisco, Co-Founder, Amplify Latinx; General Counsel, Compass Working Capital
    Carlos Guaman, President, El Triunfo Corporation
    Kim M. Rivera
    , President, Strategy and Business Management and Chief Legal Officer, HP Inc.

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