Diversity Reboot Summit

Financing Diverse Communities Out Of The Crisis

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Financing Diverse Communities Out Of The Crisis

Join Judith Erwin, the CEO of Grasshopper Bank; Rick Wade, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Dee McDougal, SVP Diversity and Inclusion at PacificWestern Bank. This group will discuss how financial institutions can lift diverse businesses out of the Covid crisis faster. Headlines around how Washington has provided disaster-recovery funds through banks have been largely negative. Judith, Rick and Dee will share how we can generate better results. This conversation will be moderated by Bridgit Fawcett, the Global Head of Strategy Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory. Bridgit has led Diversity and Inclusion initiatives at Citi and is now leading their sustainability and corporate transitions group. Sponsored by PacificWestern Bank.

Meet The Speakers

Judith Erwin
Judith Erwin
CEO, Grasshopper Bank

Judith is the CEO of Grasshopper Bank, a digital banking service. Judith was on the founding executive team for Square 1 Bank in 2005, responsible for venture capital services globally. She previously worked at Imperial and Comerica.

Rick Wade
Rick Wade
Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach

Rick C. Wade is vice president of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Wade develops and implements programs and initiatives to help the Chamber create new business relationships and partnerships across diverse audiences.

Dee McDougal
Dee McDougal
SVP, Diversity & Inclusion, Pacific Western Bank
Dee leads PWB’s corporate diversity and inclusion strategy focused on creating and implementing innovative, sustainable plans that promote inclusion, diversity and equity across stakeholder groups. She develops and manages education and engagement programs for internal and external audiences, including candidates, employees, clients, partners, suppliers and community groups. Represent PWB as diversity ambassador.
Bridget Fawcett
Bridget Fawcett
Global Head, Strategy, Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory, Citi

Bridget is responsible for global strategy, client engagement and business development efforts at Citi, where she is actively engaged in Citi’s gender equity and inclusion initiatives. Bridget is also co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems.