Equity Insights | Innovative Models to Disrupt the Racial Wealth Gap and Invest in Black Women Leadership

The collective prosperity of America depends on guaranteeing dignity, health, and economic security for all. This principle is inextricably linked to the economic well-being of members of multifaceted communities of color who compose the growing majority of our nation. AFN’s Realizing Economic Justice (REJ) Funder Primer affirms that asset building philanthropy is at a critical inflection point. No longer willing to operate at the edges of the status quo, many philanthropic leaders and organizations seek to be part of transformational, systems-level change. We must continue to move from words to action and align financial investments to our commitments.

Join your peers to learn about an innovative approach to support community wealth building strategies. We will feature The Highland Project, a collaborative coalition of Black women leaders who are designing and leading solutions that create multi-generational wealth and change for Black communities. Specifically, we will:

  • Learn what the national research says about what Black women across America name as top aspirations and barriers to multi-generational wealth for their communities.
  • Discuss why Black women are essential to the future prosperity of this nation and why we must center and invest in their leadership with trusting capital.
  • Examine how strategic action and power building across sectors, seats of power, and generations is essential to creating systems-level solutions to permanently disrupt the racial wealth gap.

This session is open to funders and community partners.


Gabrielle Wyatt, The Highland Project
Rhonda Broussard, Beloved Community and Highland Leader
Velvet Bryant, Asset Funders Network (moderator)

Accessibility Statement
Captioning will be provided. If you have any other accessibility requests or questions, please email Nikki Armstead at nikki@assetfunders.org. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by March 6, 2024, to ensure our ability to meet your request.