BEA Solutions Summit

The 2023 BEA Solutions Summit

On March 21, 2023, over 250 leaders came together for BEA’s inaugural Solutions Summit – a day-long event featuring an extraordinary cross-sectoral lineup of decision-makers building consensus for action to expand Black economic prosperity and wealth-building. The Summit featured insights on the latest research, cutting-edge ideas, and what’s working on the ground from Vice President Kamala HarrisAmbassador Susan Rice, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, author Heather McGhee, Ariel Investments Founder John Rogers, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan – all with an eye towards identifying and implementing solutions that will move the needle on advancing Black work, wages, and wealth.

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Nowhere else in the world is this level of conversation happening, with these leaders of this stature. This is a special place to be right now.

Stephen Benjamin, new Senior Advisor to the President of the United States


Eric Adams

Mayor, City of New York

Margaret Anadu

Senior Partner of Real Estate, Vistria Group

Shena Ashley

Vice President, Capital One Community Impact & Investment & President, Capital One Insights Center

Plinio Ayala

President & CEO, Per Scholas

Mehrsa Baradaran

Professor of Law, UCI Law

Stephen Benjamin

New Senior Advisor to the President of the United States

Mayor Justin Bibb

Mayor, City of Cleveland

Melissa Bradley

Founder and Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures

Geoffrey Canada

President, Harlem Children’s Zone

Mayor Melvin Carter

Mayor, St. Paul, Minnesota

Tony Coles, M.D.

BEA Board Co-Chair/CEO and Chairperson of the Board, Cerevel Therapeutics

Alphonso David

President & CEO, Global Black Economic Forum

Morgan DeBaun

BEA Advisory Board Member/Chief Executive Officer, Blavity, Inc.

Debbie Dyson

Chief Executive Officer, OneTen

Garnesha Ezediaro

Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative

Helene Gayle

President, Spelman College

Christina Greer

Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University – Lincoln Center

Darrick Hamilton

Founding Director of the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy
The New School

Rodney Harrell

Vice President: Family, Home, and Community,

Hakeem Jeffries

Democratic Leader

Shavar Jeffries

Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Foundation

Broderick Johnson

BEA Board Member/Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Executive Vice President, Digital Equity Comcast Corporation

Heather McGhee

BEA Advisory Board Member/Author/Advocate

Ray McGuire

Incoming President, Lazard

Kwasi Mitchell

Chief Purpose Officer, Deloitte

Brian Moynihan

Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America

Deval Patrick

BEA Board Member/Former Governor of Massachusetts/Co-Director and Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership

Charles Phillips

BEA Board Co-Chair/Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Recognize

Duwain Pinder

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Kedra Newsom Reeves

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Susan Rice

Domestic Policy Advisor to the President, Former Ambassador to the United Nations

John W. Rogers, Jr.

BEA Advisory Board Member/Founder; Co-CEO,
Ariel Investments

Bakari Sellers

BEA Advisory Board Member; Former Member of the SC State H.R.; Political Commentator, CNN

Jim Shelton

Chief Investment and Impact Officer, Blue Meridian Partners

Jewel Burks Solomon

Managing Partner, Collab Capital

Samantha Tweedy

Chief Executive Officer, Black Economic Alliance

Sarah Rosen Wartell

President, Urban Institute

Alisha Johnson Wilder

Director, Racial Equity and Justice, Initiative

Barika X Williams

Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD)

Samer Yousif

Chief Executive Officer, BLCK VC, Investors of Color Network


Thank you to our Summit sponsors for their partnership.