The evolving role of business in society: A conversation with General Catalyst Chairman and Managing Director Ken Chenault

January 17
8:30 am9:15 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Contributing a projected $4.1 trillion to U.S. GDP, the American retail industry is responsible for one in four jobs in the U.S. workforce. As an industry, retail has real power to lead and enact change for good to help fight financial instability, particularly for the underrepresented communities and people it serves. Hear from renowned business leader and current chairman and managing director of General Catalyst, Ken Chenault, who co-founded OneTen, a coalition of leading executives committed to upskilling, hiring, and advancing one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family sustaining careers with opportunities for advancement. The former chairman and CEO of American Express, Ken will share why OneTen was launched in 2020 and how it plans to meet its ambitious goals. In this fireside chat, hear how this coalition is connecting the ecosystem of employers, talent developers and Black talent, and the role that the business community and the retail industry, specifically, can play in advancing economic opportunity, equity, and inclusion.

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