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Fed to Hold Diversity and Inclusion Conferences in November

  • Federal Reserve to hold two digital conferences on diversity and inclusion in November
  • One conference will focus on the effect of gender on an individual’s economic and financial incomes
  • The other will discuss diversity and inclusion in economics, finance, and central banking

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

The Federal Reserve will hold two digital conferences next month focusing on the experiences underrepresented groups have encountered during their participation in the economy, economics profession, central banking, and finance.

The first conference, running from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 8, will look at the effect gender has an an individual’s economic and financial outcomes over their lifetime. Topics will include the impact of caregiving, student loans, career progression, and wealth and retirement, as well as evidence-based strategies to promote a more inclusive economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second conference will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 9. Its focus will be on diversity and inclusion in economics, finance, and central banking, with a panel discussion of current and former central bank officials.

The conferences will be broadcast on the Fed’s website and YouTube channel. Full agendas for each conference are available here.

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