National Summit on Equality of Opportunity Event Agenda

Welcome and Purpose
  • Thomas J. Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opening Keynote - Creating Systemic Opportunity: How the Business Community Can Lead

Moderated by Gayle King, Co-Host, CBS This Morning

  • Suzanne Clark, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO, AT&T
An Educational Solution to Social Justice

Moderated by Rick Wade, Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA’s All Time Leading Scorer, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, and Chairman, Skyhook Foundation
Fireside Chat - Breaking Down Barriers and Implementing Real Solutions

Moderated by Rick Wade, Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC, and Founder, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
Roundtable - Actions Over Words: Next Steps to Address Opportunities in Employment and Entrepreneurship

Discussion led by Nela Richardson, Principal, Investment Strategies, Edward Jones

  • Bo Ghiradelli, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Skysthelimit.org
  • Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Chime Solutions, and Member, U.S. Chamber Board of Directors
Fireside Chat - The Business Case for Racial Equity

Discussion led by Eddie Harrell Jr., Regional Vice President, Urban One

  • La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Joel Wittenberg, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Roundtable - Building the Infrastructure for Racial Equity: Education, Health, Housing, and Criminal Justice

Discussion led by Eddie Harrell Jr., Regional Vice President, Urban One

  • Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., President, Howard University, and Member, U.S. Chamber Board of Directors
  • Stephen Benjamin, Mayor, Columbia, SC, and former President, United States Conference of Mayors
  • Zawadi Bryant, Co-Founder and CEO, NightLight Pediatric Care, and Member, U.S. Chamber Board of Directors
  • Margaret Spellings, President and CEO, Texas 2036, and former U.S. Secretary of Education
Conclusion
  • Suzanne Clark, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce