How does career advancement contribute to household financial well-being? Structural barriers create obstacles to career advancement for many individuals. Aligned efforts of employers, community nonprofits, and government safety net programs can help to create short-term financial resilience and longer-term economic mobility for workers in the Southeast.
Join the Atlanta Fed to learn how career advancement is tied to household financial well-being and economic mobility on Thursday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET). National and southeastern experts will add their voices to this discussion. Attendees will leave this webinar with:
• An introduction to the Atlanta Fed’s Advancing Careers work with a focus on the connection between career pathways and household financial well-being
• A deeper understanding of the lived reality of structural barriers to economic self sufficiency
• Insights into how employers, government, and nonprofits can work in alignment to make sure jobs promote economic mobility
Household financial well-being offers a foundational lens for understanding the day-to-day impacts of the racial wealth gap, occupational segregation, and credit and housing markets that leave many families behind. It helps us imagine and activate workable, inclusive solutions for improved economic mobility and resilience.
Brittany Birken, Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development principal adviser, will moderate the discussion.
Speakers will include:
• Dave Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
• Monesia Brown, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart
• Alex Camardelle, Director of Workforce Policy, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
• Talethia Edwards, Grassroots Organizer and Executive Director of the Hand Up Project
• Alicia Johnson, Executive Director, Step Up Savannah Inc.