2021

May 20, 2021

Financial Inclusion—How Fintech and Open Banking Are Shaping Financial Services in the U.S. and Brazil - May 20, 2021

Financial inclusion is of central importance to countries across the globe, and fintechs offer great promise for achieving it. This panel discussion will explore how fintech and open banking are shaping financial services in the United States and Brazil, creating hope that innovative, technology-based financial institutions can eventually offer financial services to populations historically un- and underbanked.

May 19, 2021

Ask Us Anything: Labor Policy Reform for a Cohesive Workforce Development Sector - May 19, 2021

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity on May 19 for this conversational webinar at 1:30 p.m. (ET). The event will address changes to the workforce development system that are needed to support workers in a new economy. Our guest speakers are Maria Flynn, president and chief executive officer at Jobs for the Future (JFF); Larry Good, president and CEO of the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; and Earl Buford, incoming president and CEO at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. Discover how improvements in labor policy can transform workforce development investments from a scattered set of approaches to a cohesive system that will create relevant programs to support lifelong learning and career pathways. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the event.

May 13, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Household Financial Well-Being in the Southeast - May 13, 2021

Join the Atlanta Fed on May 13 at 1 p.m. (ET) for a discussion unpacking what we mean by household financial well-being and how it is crucial to an inclusive and resilient recovery for the whole economy. Attendees will leave this webinar with a definition of household financial well-being and how it affects economic resilience during shocks like COVID-19. Panelists will discuss systems-level strategies to improve household financial well-being across the region. The webinar will be moderated by Julie Siwicki, Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development adviser, who will be joined by national and regional experts. The Atlanta Fed is hosting the event.

Apr 13, 2021

Racism and the Economy: Focus on the Economics Profession - April 13, 2021

The fifth event in the virtual series identified shortcomings and proposed solutions to increase diversity and equity in economics recruitment, retention, and research. Read the summary and watch the video.

Mar 25, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Small Businesses of Color: Toward an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery - March 25, 2021

Join the Atlanta and Kansas City Feds on March 25 at 11 a.m. (ET) for an overview of the findings from the Small Businesses of Color Recovery Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help support the recovery of small businesses of color by providing readers with a range of ideas in the areas of small business credit and capital, education and training, policy recommendations, and community support. The webinar will feature guide authors Dell Gines, senior Community Development adviser at the Kansas City Fed, and Janelle Williams, Community and Economic Development senior adviser at the Atlanta Fed. The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City are hosting the event.

Mar 03, 2021

Ask Us Anything: Infrastructure Job Programs Creating Career Opportunities for People of Color, Women, and Youth - March 3, 2021

This webinar discussed the impact of the federal government's Build Back Better plan on career opportunities for people of color, women, and youth through infrastructure job programs. Our guest speakers were Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills for New America; Kisha Bird, director of Youth Policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); and Brad Markell, executive director of the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute. Carl Van Horn, distinguished professor of public policy at Rutgers University and director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, moderated the panel.

Mar 01, 2021

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Housing - March 1, 2021

The fourth installment of the series focused on structural racism in housing and its impact on economic outcomes for all Americans. Read a summary of the event and watch the video.

Feb 25, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Small Business Credit Survey: Findings, Implications, and Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery - February 25, 2021

The Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development team presented findings from the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey: 2021 Report on Employer Firms, particularly the impact of COVID-19 on these businesses.

Feb 01, 2021

Uneven Outcomes in the Labor Market: Understanding Trends and Identifying Solutions - February 1–4, 2021

A diverse network of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners convened to examine inequities in labor market outcomes and explored the implications of disparities on aggregate economic performance, individual workers, and communities. They also identified new directions for policy and research. This event was hosted by the community development staff of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, and Philadelphia.

Jan 14, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Supporting Small Businesses for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery - January 14, 2021

Speakers from organizations that support small businesses and entrepreneurship discussed the challenges these businesses are facing during the pandemic. For instance, many small businesses of color were unable to tap government programs like the Paycheck Protection Program because they lacked an existing relationship with a bank. Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic moderated the discussion.

Jan 12, 2021

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Education - January 12, 2021

The third event of the virtual Racism and the Economy series examined systemic shortcomings and advanced solutions to racism in education. Watch the video and read the summary.

Jan 08, 2021

Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act: An Overview of the Federal Reserve Proposal - January 8, 2021

This Atlanta Fed webinar provided an overview of the Federal Reserve's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. Officials from the Atlanta Fed's Supervision, Regulation, and Credit and community and economic development teams discussed highlights of the ANPR, explained how to submit public comments before the February 16 deadline, and answered questions from listeners.

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