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Ford CEO Jim Hackett Details The Real Work Ahead To Close The Wealth & Opportunity Gaps For Black Communities

In conversation with ESSENCE Ventures Founder & Chair Richelieu Dennis, Hackett speaks to the work Ford is doing to combat systemic racism.

Companies across the country have been increasingly vocal about the work they plan to do within their organizations to combat the very real and ongoing issue of systemic racism. For many in the Black community, the true mark of whether these companies will take these promises from performative to actionable lies in the work ahead towards implementing the changes for the long haul as a proven commitment to fighting for, appreciating and equalizing the value of Black lives within workplace culture.

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In a candid conversation with ESSENCE Ventures Founder & Chair Richelieu Dennis during the virtual 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture Wealth & Power Experience, Ford President & CEO Jim Hackett speaks to the work Ford has done and will continue to do to close the wealth & opportunity gaps for Black communities.

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