Watch: Black Enterprise and Capital One Discuss Equity
In the first installment of this four-part series, host Alisa Gumbs leads a conversation on Equity in America
Economic mobility is one of the most pervasive and long-standing issues in our society.
At Capital One, we embrace the idea that by advancing the economic and social opportunities in the communities in which we operate, we can advance business outcomes while helping people thrive.
We believe that disparities in housing, education and employment, among other key factors, create inequities in a person’s financial health and overall well-being.
In partnership with Black Enterprise, Capital One presents On The Clock with Alisa Gumbs — a four-part virtual podcast series featuring interviews that unpack equity as a tool to drive change in communities from diverse backgrounds.
“Our systems and the institutions that we have in place aren’t necessarily serving the needs of communities of color,” says Andy Navarrete, Head of External Affairs at Capital One. “One has to first acknowledge and recognize that and then set about what is the best way to serve the economic interests of these communities.”
Each episode will feature perspectives from experts, community partners and changemakers to discuss why equity should be a priority in four key areas:
- Equity in America
- Leveraging Black Influence in the Workplace
- Affordable Housing
- Sustaining Black-owned Businesses into the Future
In the first installment of this series, Navarrete joins Alisa Gumbs, the Executive Managing Editor of Black Enterprise, to discuss equity in America with David Clunie, Executive Director of the Black Economic Alliance, and Washington, D.C. Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie.
Watch the full episode here: On The Clock With Alisa Gumbs: Equity in America