Season 2 Episode 2:
Being Black in the City part 1

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On this episode, show hosts Dan Mikulskis and Mary Spencer are joined by Gavin Lewis (Managing Director at BlackRock, Member of the Diversity Project and Founder of Talkaboutblack) and have a riveting discussion about race in investing. 

Key takeaways:

  • Why we need to get comfortable being uncomfortable and have conversations about race, and about Black
  • The danger of equating experiences
  • Moving on from “diverse talent” to just talent
  • Why talkaboutblack was born to start conversations about a taboo subject
  • Is there a conformity issue in investing?
  • The downside of a focus on culture
  • What racism looks like in practice (it might not be what you think)
  • The subtle (and unsubtle) barriers that Black people face in investing
  • Moving from diversity, to inclusion, to performance


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