US News brings thought leaders together to examine financial equity, income inequality and to spotlight solutions by working together.
Nov. 15, 2022 | New York City | Maria Torres-Springer (far right), Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development, New York City Office of the Mayor, discusses how are leaders in government, business and other sectors addressing income inequality with (l to r) Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Denise Scott, President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and Kathryn S. Wylde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for New York City.
The financial effects of COVID-19 revealed deep fractures in the American economy. Many white-collar workers in tech companies, law firms, banks and more – enjoyed relative economic stability during the pandemic. But many hourly workers in the retail, entertainment or restaurant sectors faced significant economic setbacks. “The State of Equity in America” forum hosted by US News & World Report brought together thought leaders and experts to spotlight solutions to the challenges in New York and in the United States.(Chuck Fazio for USN&WR)