Congresswoman Beatty Serves as Honorary Host of CBCF ALC Issues Forum

Expert panel discussion entitled, “Money, Wealth and Disparities: Secrets of Success”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) will serve as honorary host of an Issues Forum, entitled “Money, Wealth and Disparities: Secrets of Success,” during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), Inc.’s 46th Annual Legislation Conference (ALC). The panel discussion will focus on equipping attendees with the much-needed skills and techniques to build wealth, close the racial wealth gap and leave a legacy for future generations.


The household wealth gap remains staggering in our country. In 2015, the wealth of White households was more than 13 times greater than the median wealth of Black households and 10 times more than the median wealth of Latino households. In 2010, it was eight times and nine times, respectively, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances.

Now in her second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Beatty serves on the exclusive House Committee on Financial Services and is a member of two of its subcommittees: Housing and Insurance and Oversight and Investigations. The Committee on Financial Services oversees all components of the nation’s housing and financial services sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities.

A webcast of the panel is available at this LINK.

“Money, Wealth and Disparities: Secrets to Success” Issues Forum

DATE: Thursday, September 15, 2016

TIME: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (Noon)

WHERE: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, DC

Room 146A

WHO: Gloria Mayfield Banks, Elite Executive National Sales Director, Mary Kay Inc.

Joyce Beatty, U.S. Congresswoman (OH-03)

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author and professor, Georgetown University (moderator

Pamela Everhart, Senior Vice-President, Government Relations, Fidelity Investments

Gerald Johnson, Vice President, Operational Excellence, General Motors Company

Bruce D. Murphy, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Responsibility, KeyCorp Ray Odom, Senior Vice President and National Director of Wealth Transfer Services, Northern Trust-Chicago

Susan L. Taylor, author, editor, journalist, CEO National CARES Mentoring


The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. Lawmakers, business and civic leaders, celebrities, and concerned citizens attend the conference to partake in more than 70 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, civic engagement, and the Exhibit Showcase. Signature events include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner.

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