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Fifth Annual Exploring Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields Conference

Thursday, 10/17/24
9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast & Poster Session
10:00 AM
Welcome from Chicago Fed
Speaker
Austan Goolsbee, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
10:10 AM
Welcome from the Sadie Collective
Speaker
Bola Olaniyan, Executive Director, The Sadie Collective
10:15 AM
Conversation About the Partnership Between the Sadie Collective and the Chicago Fed
Speakers
Bola Olaniyan, Executive Director, The Sadie Collective
Anna Paulson, EVP, Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
10:45 AM
Panel 1: Career Pathways: Views from Professionals
Moderator
Kristen Broady, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Panelists
LaTasha Brooks, VP, Large and Foreign Banking Organizations
Daffney Felton, Associate Professor of Economics, Fontbonne University
Susanne L. Toney, Edwin G. Nourse Endowed Chair of Business and Economics, Center for Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance and Accounting, James T. George School of Business, Hampton University
11:35 AM
Break I
11:50 AM
Working Lunch - Workshop A: Working with Data & Workshop B: Mentoring - Best Practices
Workshop A
Dawn Chinagorom-Abiakalam, Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Workshop B
Jordan Brown, Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Quentin Johnson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics, University of Chicago
Na’Imah Johnson, Student, Spelman College
Sariya Stowers, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
12:50 PM
Break II
1:00 PM
Fireside chat: A Personal Perspective on Career Pathways
Host
Kristen Broady, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Speaker
Natalie Cofield, President and CEO, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
1:45 PM
Workshop A: Working with Data & Workshop B: Mentoring - Best Practices
Workshop A
Dawn Chinagorom-Abiakalam, Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Workshop B
Jordan Brown, Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Quentin Johnson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics, University of Chicago
Na’Imah Johnson, Student, Spelman College
Sariya Stowers, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
2:45 PM
Closing Remarks
2:55 PM
Taco Bar
3:45 PM
Event Concludes

Fifth Annual Exploring Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields Conference

Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and The Sadie Collective for the Fifth Annual Exploring Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields Conference. This one-day, in-person event is designed for high school and college students—specifically Black women and other identities underrepresented in economics, finance, policy, or data science.

As an attendee, you will hear from leaders in economics and related fields about their work and their career journeys. You will also have opportunities to get advice and perspectives on how you can achieve your goals.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Have conversations with economists and research assistants
  • Connect research questions to data
  • Learn how to be a mentor or mentee

This full-day program features a fireside chat to highlight personal perspectives on career pathways between Kristen Broady, senior economist from the Chicago Fed, and Natalie Madeira Cofield, president and COO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity.

The program will also feature a conversation between the Chicago Fed’s executive vice president and director of research, Anna Paulson, and The Sadie Collective’s executive director, Bola Olaniyan, about the partnership of the two organizations.

This event will be in-person at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604.
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