2021 HGF Agenda


Expanding Economic
and Racial Inclusion

Thriving in The
Post-COVID Economy

Banking on Small
Business Success

Putting Policy
into Practice


October 25 | HGF Special Edition

In Conversation: Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar

TIME Insider: Michael Tubbs, Special Advisor for Economic Mobility and Opportunity to Gov. Gavin Newsom and TIME  President, Keith Grossman

In Conversation with FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams

In Conversation with City National Bank CEO Kelly Coffey

In Conversation: Honorable Michael Hsu
Acting U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

October 19

(Centennial Ballroom)

A Conversation with Shopify President Harley Finkelstein

1 Million Black Business Pitch Competition

A Conversation with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman

Into the Future: What We Don’t Know That we Should
Sam Altman, Chief Executive Officer, OpenAI

Inside the Boardroom: A Conversation with  Alan Murray
Chief Executive Officer, Fortune Media (USA) Corporation

Educating America: A Conversation with
Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan

Building the Etsy Economy: A Conversation with
Josh Silverman, CEO, Etsy

Special Guest: Chris Tucker, Actor/Comedian

October 20

The Equity Solution: Inclusion as a Growth Strategy

Phi Beta Sigma: A Historical Blueprint of Empowering Economic Engagement in the Black Community

A Tale of Two Recoveries: Who’s Winning and Who’s Left Behind
A Winning Mindset: Creating Life Balance to Achieve Success

Opening Comments: Award-Winning Broadcaster Maggie Linton

Meeting the Moment
James Manyika
Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute

Finding HOPE in America’s Communities
Honorable Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Dekalb County Commissioner
Honorable Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Chicago City Treasurer
Honorable Jim Strickland, Mayor of Memphis

Banking on HOPE: Innovations in Uplift
Tim Welsh VC, Consumer and Business Banking, U.S. Bancorp
Tim Wennes, Chief Executive Officer, Santander U.S.

“Giving Voice to the Voiceless: A Correspondent’s View
Stephanie Ruhle, Senior Business Correspondent, NBC News

Building Back Better: A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

Finding Purpose: A Conversation with T.D.  Jakes, CEO, TDJ Enterprises


Financial Inclusion as a Business Strategy
Brant Standridge, Chief Retail Community Banking Officer, Truist

No Labels: Solutions From the Center
U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5)
U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)
Moderated by: Ryan Clancy, Senior Advisor, No Labels

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 Moderated by: Derek Dingle, Editor-in-Chief, Black Enterprise

Mapping Self-Sufficiency: A Conversation with Craig Boundy
Chief Executive Officer, Experian N.A. 

The Future of Investing: A Conversation with Vlad Tenev
Co-Founder and CEO, Robinhood

Seeking Shelter from the Storm: A Conversation with
Habitat for Humanity Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Reckford”


In Conversation: Honorable Michael Hsu
Acting U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

In Conversation with FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams


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

Banking on Inclusion: Driving Impact in a Post-COVID World


Investing in an Inclusive Economy 
Steve Boland, Chief Administrative Officer, BofA
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, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Ares Management
David Thomas, President, Morehouse College
Marcus Shaw, CEO, AltFinance
Moderated by: Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg

Taking it to the Suites: Leading Change from the C-Suite 
Chris Womack, Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power
Don Cravins, Executive Vice President and COO, National Urban League
Moderated by: Roland Martin, Journalist

Maximizing our Power: Living in Leadership as Women of Color
White House Correspondent April Ryan
ActOne Group Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd
Renee Montgomery, part Owner and VP, WNBA Atlanta Dream

October 21


Opening Comments: Award-Winning Broadcaster Maggie Linton

Mega Trends: What Every Leader Needs to Know
Sam Johnson, Vice Chair Americas, EY
Moderated by: Mark Updegrove, President, LBJ Foundation

Keynote: A Conversation with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Financial Literacy for All: A Blueprint for Change
Bill Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Truist

A Business Plan for Banking Inclusion
Bill Daley, Vice Chairman of Public Affairs, Wells Fargo

Funding Financial Justice: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
Ned Segal, Chief Financial Officer, Twitter

Trust Barometer Special Report: Addressing Racism in
America’s Financial System
Lisa Osborne Ross, U.S. CEO, Edelman
Moderated by: Frank Holland, Reporter, CNBC

Never Stop Hustling: Athletes After the Game: Reggie Jackson
Baseball Hall of Famer and founder, Mr. October Foundation 

Making the Case for Optimism
Joe Gebbia,  Co-Founder, Airbnb, Chairman of Samara & Airbnb.org

Ambassador Andrew Young, Civil Rights Icon & Co-Founder, Greenwood 

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