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Monday, November 16 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Financial Ecosystem and Black Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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While small businesses represent a significant portion of the economy, there is mounting evidence that the playing field is not level for minority-owned businesses seeking access to capital. Attend this session to learn about the research of Jerome Williams, Distinguished Professor and Fellow of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development in the Rutgers Business School, and his colleagues who have spent 10 years mystery shopping banks to investigate lending practices and customer experience. Their results demonstrate that in almost every instance, minorities were treated more poorly than their White counterparts. To help minority business owners identify discriminatory practices, Professor Williams will present two frameworks to support the adoption of race-based criteria in evaluating bank performance, namely, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Innovation.

Registration is encouraged but not required for this event. To register, please visit: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27381. Join us live on our Facebook page at https://bit.ly/gew-fb-live  or on YouTube at https://bit.ly/gew-yt-live.

Hosted in partnership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Jerome Williams

Distinguished Professor, Prudential Chair in Business (Marketing), and Fellow of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (Management and Global Business), Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick
Dr. Jerome Williams is a Distinguished Professor and the Prudential Chair in Business (Marketing Department), and Fellow of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (Management and Global Business Department) in the Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick... Read More →



Monday November 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Virtual