This two-part discussion, titled “Creating Inclusive Access to Education, Training & Technology,” featured leaders from various sectors addressing how to create more equitable access to education, training and technology in our community. It was part of the Inclusive Growth in St. Louis series, which investigated who is left out of St. Louis’s economic growth benefits, the policies that have led to the unequal distribution of opportunities, and actionable recommendations to become a more inclusive economy.
Panel 1 Speakers
- Parag Mehta, Center for Inclusive Growth
- Brian Phillips, Washington University in St. Louis
- Marcela Escobari, Brookings Institution
- Sal Martinez, Employment Connections
- Dana Lorberg, Girls4Tech & Mastercard
- Felicia Ford, Freddie Ford Family Foundation
Panel 2 Speakers
- Daniel Baker, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
- Erica Henderson, impact strategist, racial equity advocate and consultant
- Carolyn Peters, LaunchCode alum & Mastercard
- Zekita Armstrong Asuguo, Gateway Global Data American Youth and Business Alliance
- Corey Bradford, Harris-Stowe State University
- Natalie Self, STEM STL
- Jason Hall, Greater St. Louis Inc.
This event was sponsored by the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, with support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.