2021 HGF Agenda


Expanding Economic
and Racial Inclusion

Thriving in The
Post-COVID Economy

Banking on Small
Business Success

Putting Policy
into Practice


October 19

(Regency Ballroom)
A Conversation with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman
A Conversation with Shopify President Harley Finkelstein
1 Million Black Business Pitch Competition
Into the Future: What We Don’t Know That we Should
Sam Altman, CEO, OpenAI
A Conversation with  Alan Murray, CEO, Fortune Media (USA) Corporation
A Conversation with Josh Silverman, CEO, Etsy
A Conversation with Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan
Special Guest Entertainment – To Be Announced

October 20

The Equity Solution: Inclusion as a Growth Strategy
A Tale of Two Recoveries: Who’s Winning and Who’s Left Behind
Tell Them We Are Rising: HBCU’s in the Spotlight
A Winning Mindset: Creating Life Balance to Achieve Success
Live Stream with James Manyika Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Opening Comments: Award-Winning Broadcaster Maggie Linton
Mapping Self-Sufficiency: Craig Boundy, CEO, Experian N.A. 
Making the Business Case for HOPE: Tim Welsh VC, Consumer and Business Banking, U.S. Bancorp and Tim Wennes, CEO, Santander U.S.
How Cities are Finding HOPE: Hon. Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Dekalb County Commissioner, Hon. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Chicago City Treasurer and Hon. Jim Strickland, Mayor of Memphis
Comments: Stephanie Ruhle, Sr. Business Correspondent, NBC News
A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo
A Conversation with Brant Standridge, Chief Retail Community Officer, Truist
If You Build It: The Power of Black Entrepreneurship: Ryan Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO, The Gathering Spot, Amir Windom, Grammy Award-Winning Record & Entertainment Executive and Derek Dingle, Editor-in-Chief, Black Enterprise
The Future of Investing: A Conversation with Vlad Tenev, Co-Founder and CEO, Robinhood
The Everyone Economy: Making Capitalism Work for Everyone
Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Mark Updegrove, CEO, LBJ Foundation
Advancing Racial Equity: Social Justice Through an Economic Lens
The Time is Now: Igniting Minority and Women-Owned Business
On the Front Lines: How Financial Services Can Help Expand Economic Opportunity
Investing in an Inclusive Economy: Steve Boland, Chief Administrative Officer, BofA and Aron Levine, President, Preferred Banking, BofA
Leading with Purpose: A Conversation with Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian
Alt Finance: Investing in Black Futures: Tony Ressler, Exec. Chair & Co-Founder, Ares Capital Management, David Thomas, President, Morehouse College, Marcus Shaw, CEO, AltFinance & Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg
Taking it to the Suites: Leading Change from the C-Suite: Chris Womack, Chairman, President & CEO, Georgia Power, Don Cravins, Exec. VP & COO, National Urban League and Journalist Roland Martin
Maximizing our Power: Living in Leadership as Women of Color
WH Correspondent April Ryan, ACT-1 Founder & CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd and Renee Montgomery, part Owner & VP, WNBA Atlanta Dream

October 21

Opening Comments: Award-Winning Broadcaster Maggie Linton
A Conversation with T.D.  Jakes, CEO, TDJ Enterprises
Mega Trends: What Every Leader Needs to Know: Sam Johnson, Vice Chair Americas, EY
A Conversation with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
Financial Literacy for All: A Blueprint for Change
A Conversation with Bill Daley, Vice Chairman of Public Affairs, Wells Fargo
A Conversation with Ned Segal, Chief Financial Officer, Twitter
A Conversation with Edelman U.S. CEO Lisa Ross 
A Conversation Featuring Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson 
Making the Case for Optimism

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