Overcoming persistent inequities in society requires bold solutions. Lack of access to wealth creation opportunities disproportionally impacts racial minorities and has become even more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a number of major financial firms have recently put support behind a bold solution to increase workers' access to wealth creation opportunities—employee ownership. By giving lower-level employees ownership in their companies, a win-win outcome emerges whereby employees can build wealth and employers are left with a workforce more engaged and aligned with the interests of shareholders. This timely panel promises to be an invigorating opportunity to hear from some of the leading figures pushing for employee ownership.
Chairman, Milken Institute
Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
Executive Director, Ownership Works
President Emeritus, Service Employees International Union
CEO, Washington State Investment Board (WSIB)