Impact At Scale

The Beeck Center engages global leaders to drive social change at scale.

oakland birds beeck center social impact

Oakland: Inclusion in the Digital Economy

#Cities4Growth: The North American Tour  Oakland, CA

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

On December 15th, the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and local co-hosts, the Kapor Center for Social Impact and SuperPublic, will present an exciting event on inclusion in the digital economy. Join us in Oakland, CA, the final stop in our national listening tour, where we will take a deep dive into the important question of how we can expand access to the digital economy, with a particular emphasis on the tech economy.

In this moment of heightened attention on the role of local government, cities have a unique opportunity to build more inclusive economies through innovation, public-private partnerships, and civic engagement. We will highlight the role and experiences of inspiring leaders from the Bay Area who are creating and supporting viable solutions to build inclusive economic models and promote equitable and sustainable growth in the digital economy.

This interactive program will feature keynote speakers and a panel of distinguished experts drawn from across sectors – public, private, philanthropy, non-profit, 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 will be open press.

We hope to see you there!


Sonal Shah, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University

Sandy Fernandez, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Mitchell Kapor, Kapor Center for Social Impact

Kamran Saddique, SuperPublic, City Innovate Foundation

Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland

Kiran Jain, City of Oakland (Invited)

José Quiñonez, Mission Asset Fund

Stephen DeBerry, Bronze Investments

Mariko Davidson, Microsoft

Catherine Bracy, TechEquity Collaborative

Dr. Steven C. Pitts, UC Berkeley Labor Center

Additional speakers to be confirmed.


Disclaimer: By submitting an RSVP to this event, I confirm that I have read and agree with Mastercard’s Terms of Use and Global Privacy Notice and consent to my personal data being processed as described herein. 

Thu, December 15, 2016

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Kapor Center for Social Impact

2148 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94612

The Kapor Center for Social Impact

About the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation

The Beeck Center at Georgetown University 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.

On the Front Lines of Inclusive Growth: A Listening Tour

This panel discussion is the final of three 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 visit New York City, Atlanta, and Oakland to explore and compare how each of these cities are uniquely experiencing the challenges and opportunities around inclusive growth.

Follow along on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #Cities4Growth!

oakland beeck center social impact
RSVP Soon!

Featured Blog Posts

Riding the Next Wave

Riding the Next Wave

We were pleased to host Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation and Revolution, to give his book talk on his “The Third Wave.”

Members of Our Team


Get all of the latest news and our exclusive content straight to your email inbox.




Follow Us

© BCSII 2016


Show All
North America
Central and South America
Southeast Asia