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22 July, 2020 | (01 hr)

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As we are emerging from the impacts of the global pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis it triggered, America and the world have been once again confronted by deep, underlying racial and social injustices sparked by the brutal death of George Floyd and subsequent events. Many of those injustices are reflected in the inequalities in the labor market, and COVID-19 has brought these challenges to the forefront in a forceful manner.

In this webcast, experts will discuss how racial injustices have emerged over time, how COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation, and what policies and initiatives can help to tackle the issues in a systematic way.

By attending this webcast, viewers will be able to answer the following questions:

  • Why are racial and other social inequities in labor market systemic in nature?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted on wage and wealth gaps between minorities recently?
  • What policy and business initiatives can bring about sustained improvement?

Who Should Attend: Global business executives across all functions


Elise Gould

Elise Gould
Senior Economist
Economic Policy Institute

Elise Gould joined EPI in 2003. Her research areas include wages, poverty, inequality, economic mobility and health care. She is a co-author of The State of Working America, 12th Edition. Elise authored a chapter on health in The Sta...Full Bio

Gad Levanon, PhD

Gad Levanon, PhD
Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is Vice President, Labor Markets for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic ind...Full Bio

Ahu Yildirmaz, PhD

Ahu Yildirmaz, PhD
Co-Head of ADP Research Institute® and Vice President of Corporate Strategy

Ahu Yildirmaz is the co-head of ADP Research Institute®, where she directs economic and labor market research. The institute leverages insights gained from ADP’s global employee sample of nearly 40 million workers worldwide, to conduct research that illuminates the crucial trends ...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is a Senior Advisor of the Economy, Strategy and Finance (ESF) Center at The Conference Board. From 2008 until September 2020 he was Chief Economist and Head ...Full Bio

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