Why does the Finance industry constantly fail to recruit and retain Black talent? Why don’t we see more Black professionals in positions of leadership?
These are just some of the uncomfortable questions we’ve been forced to examine in 2020.
But there is so much more to the story. Though Finance has struggled to recruit, retain, and promote Black talent, there are many strong Black leaders in the industry who have impressive backgrounds and unique perspectives about the industry.
Join us for a Fishbowl Q&A with three impressive Black Leaders in Finance on Thursday, September 10, featuring Curtis Johnson, Managing Director at The Carlyle Group; Zoe Bogan, M&A and Corporate Development at KPMG; and, Ronald Taylor, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Mizuho.
The conversation will surely cover diversity in Finance, as well as more general topics, such as where the Finance industry is heading in the era of Covid-19, how to build a career in Finance, and any other work-life questions that might be on your mind.
You can access the Q&A here – https://joinfishbowl.com/bowl_6b2u3f
Read more about the impressive Q&A hosts:
Curtis Johnson – Managing Director at The Carlyle Group
Curtis Johnson is a Managing Director on the Carlyle Investor Relations team. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Johnson was a Director of Institutional Business Development at Schroder Investment Management.
Before joining Schroders, Mr. Johnson spent seven years at Black Rock, where he was responsible for marketing Black Rock’s platform of long-only and alternative strategies to institutional plan sponsors in the United States.
Mr. Johnson received his MBA from University of Michigan and a BA from University of Rochester. He currently maintains Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses as well as registrations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Ronald Taylor – Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Mizuho
Ronald Taylor, CPA, currently serves as the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Mizuho. Mr. Taylor brings more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and expanding diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Before Mizuho, he served as Diversity Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to that, he served as a diversity consultant to EisnerAmper, the Food Bank for New York City, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also held diversity leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, Eisner, and KPMG.
Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an Accounting concentration from the University of Massachusetts.
Zoe Bogan – M&A and Corporate Development at KPMG
Zoe Bogan is a member of the Corporate Development (Mergers & Acquisitions) Integration team at KPMG LLP, which is responsible for driving integration improvements for US acquisitions.
Zoe also serves on the Leadership Council for KPMG’s Network of Women (KNOW) which works to address and respond to the diversity matters in the corporate setting.
We hope you can join us for this exciting conversation on Thursday, September 10: