The 2021 Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics & Related Fields

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The Sadie Collective is excited to announce that we are expanding our conference weekend to a conference season. We will be hosting a series of events over Black History Month to celebrate the centennial year of Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander earning her PhD in economics. Learn about the conference season here.

An Ode to Legacy: Honoring America’s First Black Economist

In 2021, the Third Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics and Related Fields will take place virtually from February 19 and February 20. This year will celebrate and uplift Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander’s one-hundredth anniversary of becoming the first African American to earn a doctoral degree in Economics. Although not much has changed in the economics profession since she’s received her degree, her legacy of unyielding and unapologetic brilliance; a commitment to ambition and evolution; perseverance in the face of the ugliest of adversity; self-advocacy, and grace persist.

Invited to speak during our centennial celebration are leading Black women across economics, business, technology, healthcare, and policy such as the first Black and woman dean of The Wharton School, Dean Erika James, New York Times Best Selling Author and macroeconomist, Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Dr. Uche Blackstock of Advancing Health Equity, and Dr. Rediet Abebe, co-founder of Black in AI. 

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Selected Speakers and Panelists

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The Sadie Collective is excited to host allies, sponsors, and career recruiters throughout the conference season. Click below to learn about the conference season events for non-Black women attendees.

Career Opportunities Fair

The 2021 Sadie Collective Career Fair is the first event in the conference season. The event aims to connect Black women in undergraduate, pre-doctoral, early career, and graduate levels to career recruiters in economics and related fields. Our Career Fair will feature nearly 40 organizations ranging from various policy think tanks, financial institutions, summer internships, and academic programs. 

Research & Networking Reception hosted by Brookings Institution

Our Research and Networking Reception is the second event during our conference season. This event will focus on the wonderful work of ten Research Scholars who will be selected to share their knowledge in varying topics across economics, policy, data science, and technology. The event will include a panel of diversity, equity, and inclusion experts who will share advice on how to make economics and related fields more inclusive.  

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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