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Inclusion in the Digital Economy

#Cities4Growth: The North American Tour

How Can We Engage More Voices in Building the Digital Economy?

Join the the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University for an interactive panel discussion on inclusion in the digital economy. Kicking off a four-city national listening tour in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, this exciting event will take a deep dive into the important question of how we can engage more voices in building the digital economy. 

We will highlight the role and experience of impact-oriented leaders who are creating and supporting viable solutions to accelerate economic opportunity and promote equitable and sustainable growth in the digital economy. 

This is an interactive program, including keynote speakers, a fireside chat, and a panel of distinguished experts drawn from across sectors – public, private, philanthropy, non-profits, and academia – who will engage in a moderated, in-depth discussion on the implications of inclusive growth for policy, business, and civic engagement.

This event is being co-hosted by The Rockefeller Foundation. A reception will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Featured Speakers

Andrew  McAfee
MIT Initiative on the Digitial Economy, Co-Director

City of New York, Center for Economic Opportunity
Matthew Klein, Executive Director

Amen Mashariki
City of New York, Chief Analytics Officer 

Echoing Green
Cheryl Dorsey, President

Girls Who Code
Leah Gilliam, Vice President

Freelancers Union
Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director

Robin Hood Foundation 
Steven Lee, Managing Director

Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
Sonal Shah, Executive Director

MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth 
Shamina Singh, President

Monday, October 17, 2016

Panel Discussion: 3:30 to 6:00 P.M

Reception: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M

The Rockefeller Foundation

420 Fifth Avenue


The Rockefeller Foundation

Healey Family Student Center Social Room, Tondorf Rd. Washington, DC 20007

About the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation

The Beeck Center at Georgetown engages global leaders to drive social change at scale. Through our research, workshops, classes, and convenings, we provide innovative tools that leverage the power of capital, data, technology and policy to improve lives. We embrace a cross-disciplinary, citizen-centric approach to building solutions for communities. From increasing access to finance through mobile money, to promoting technologies that allow citizens to better connect with their governments, we take a human-centered approach to building solutions at scale.

On the Front Lines of Inclusive Growth: A Listening Tour

This panel discussion is one of four that the Beeck Center is hosting as a component of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth’s National Listening Tour. This tour will explore questions related to equity, access and inclusion in the digital economy. The Beeck Center will be visiting New York City, Oakland, Atlanta and then back to Washington, D.C., to explore and compare how each of these markets are uniquely experiencing the challenges and opportunities around this important question. 

Follow along on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #Cities4Growth


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