Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the Director of Opportunity Insights, which uses big data to study the science of economic opportunity: how we can give children from all backgrounds better chances of succeeding? Chetty’s work has been widely cited in academia, media outlets, and policy discussions … Continued

Ellen McGirt

Award-winning editorial leader with a 20+ year track record of driving newsroom innovation, developing successful teams, and producing bold, purpose-driven journalism. Multi-platform storyteller and editor who excels in print, digital, audio, video, newsletter, television and in-person. Has created and led editorial franchises that delivered essential journalism in unique formats and generated millions of dollars in … Continued

Wes Moore

Wes Moore is the 63rd Governor of the state of Maryland. He is Maryland’s first Black Governor in the state’s 246-year history, and is just the third African American elected Governor in the history of the United States. Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Oct. 15, 1978, to Joy and Westley Moore, Moore’s life took … Continued

Richelieu Dennis

Entrepreneur, investor and social commerce innovator Richelieu Dennis has a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation that traces back to his family’s roots in Africa and is sustained by a mission to serve underserved communities by advancing the philosophy of economic inclusion as a human right. In 1991 upon graduating from Babson College and being unable … Continued

Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill served as the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) from 2013 to 2022, and currently serves as President and Director-Counsel Emeritus. Ifill, the second woman to ever lead LDF, provided visionary and transformational leadership during one of the most consequential and intense moments in our nation’s history. Ifill … Continued

Melissa Bradley

Melissa L. Bradley is the Founder and Managing Partner of 1863 Ventures, a business development program that accelerates New Majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth and Co-founder of New Majority Ventures, a purpose-driven media brand featuring content that is entertaining, inspirational and actionable so that these entrepreneurs and their businesses survive and thrive. … Continued

Otis Rolley

Otis Rolley joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2019. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, Otis served as a North America Managing Director for 100 Resilient Cities, an initiative of the Foundation. There he provided urban resilience technical assistance and portfolio management for 29 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to his work at 100RC, … Continued

Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associate Editor of The Washington Post. Since 2007, he has been an opinion writer at The Post. He was a member of The Post’s editorial board until 2022. He hosts the weekly Post podcast “Capehart” and the weekly Post Live show “First Look.” At MSNBC, Capehart is the anchor … Continued

Lisa Opoku

Lisa is global head of the Goldman Sachs Partner Family Office. In this role, she oversees the full suite of the firm’s wealth management offerings for current and retired Goldman Sachs partners, managing directors and alumni. Lisa is also co-chair of the Americas Inclusion and Diversity Committee, a sponsor for the Firmwide Black Network and … Continued

Darren Walker

Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a $13 billion international social justice philanthropy with offices in the U.S. and ten regions around the globe. He chaired the philanthropy committee that brought a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy, and is co-founder and chair of the US Impact Investing Alliance and the … Continued