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The Road to Economic Recovery: What's Next for Care and Climate?


Apr 15, 2021 02:26 PM

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Ana Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
Moderator @Co-Founder, Sadie Collective
Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman is a Ghanaian-American researcher, writer, author, commentator, and activist. She co-founded The Sadie Collective, the only non-profit organization addressing the pipeline and pathway problem for Black women in economics, finance, and policy. ​ She specializes in data-driven solutions that address the future of work and its implications for Black people in both corporate and academic spaces. Anna has two upcoming books: THE BLACK AGENDA (St. Martin's Press, 2022) that features leading Black voices across policy, healthcare, and media; and Knock Those Doors Down (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2023), that chronicles the story of Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander, America's First Black Economist. She is a former Harvard University Visiting Research Scholar in Economics, and alum of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Rakeen Mabud
Care Speaker, Managing Director of Policy and Research & Chief Economist @Groundwork Collaborative
Rakeen is an expert on economic inequality and the 21st century workplace, with a particular focus on how structural factors such as racism and sexism perpetuate inequities. Most recently, Rakeen was the Senior Director of Research and Strategy at TIME’S UP Foundation, where she spearheaded the organization’s signature Time’s Up, Measure Up initiative. Rakeen also served in the Obama administration in the Office of Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rakeen’s writing has been published in The Guardian, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Morning Consult, The Hill and Ms. Magazine, among other outlets. Rakeen holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, and received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College.
Trevor Higgins
Climate Speaker - Senior Director of Domestic Climate and Energy Policy @Center for American Progress
Trevor is an expert on Climate concerns and policy. He previously worked for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of California as the legislative assistant responsible for energy, transportation, and climate change. Before that, he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy in the office of the chief financial officer as a Presidential Management Fellow, serving a detail at the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies. Higgins earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.