Underrepresented groups’ participation in economy topic for two Fed conferences next month

The experiences that underrepresented groups have as they participate in the economy, the economics profession, central banking, and finance will be the focus of a series of diversity and inclusion conferences next month hosted by the Federal Reserve, the agency said Monday.

Board Chair Jerome H. (“Jay”) Powell will make opening remarks at both of the events, set for Nov. 8 and 9.

The first event, the “Gender and the Economy Conference,” the Fed said, will look at how gender influences economic and financial outcomes over an individual’s lifetime. The agency said special emphasis will be placed on evidence-based strategies that promote a more inclusive economy, particularly as the nation moves into a post-pandemic recovery.

The second event, the “Conference on Diversity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance and Central Banking,” will focus on research about those topics and includes a panel discussion among current and former central bank officials. The Fed said the conference is hosted in partnership with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank.

Both conferences will be live-streamed via the Internet at www.federalreserve.gov and www.youtube.com/federalreserve, the agency said.

Federal Reserve Board announces it will host a series of diversity and inclusion conferences in November