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the 2024
sadie t.m. alexander conference for economics and related fields


disrupting the status quo:

creating economic power through

collaboration & narrative shifts

february 15-17th, 2024         washington d.c.

In the 6th annual conference, The Sadie Collective aims to celebrate how underrepresented populations have taken matters into their own hands to solve pressing economic and social issues. In the past, the exclusion of Black and Brown people led to harmful outcomes, hindering their economic power. By working collectively, new avenues for wealth and progress emerged. We believe that by telling our own stories and answering questions that matter to us, we can forge a path towards economic empowerment for everyone.

conference highlights

  • welcome research reception: Hosted by Brookings Institution, meet up and coming diverse researchers across economics, data science, policy, and finance. Learn about their research through their posters and network with others.

  • inspiring keynote speakers: Be inspired by renowned thought leaders and trailblazers in economics, public policy, and data science. Gain valuable insights from their experiences and discover new perspectives that will empower your future.

  • interactive workshops and panels: Engage in dynamic discussions and hands-on workshops led by industry experts. Dive deep into the latest trends, innovative strategies, and practical skills that will set you on a path to success in your field of interest.

  • career fair opportunities: Explore a dedicated Career Fair where you can connect with top employers and organizations actively seeking diverse talent. Discover internship and job opportunities that align with your goals and aspirations.

  • networking opportunities: Connect with a diverse community of underrepresented students, professionals, and mentors who share your passion for change and empowerment. Forge valuable connections, exchange ideas, and lay the foundation for future collaborations.

speaker lineup

opening with

a keynote conversation with

thasunda brown duckett


nicole a. elam

president and ceo of TIAA

president and ceo of the national bankers association



a keynote conversation with

dr. helene d. gayle


angela russell

president of spelman college

chief diversity officer at


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closing with

a keynote conversation with

wawa gatheru


bola olaniyan

founder & ceo of black girl environmentalist

executive director of the sadie collective


career & opportunities fair

University of Chicago 


Department of Treasury 

Analysis Group 

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 

Cornerstone Research

CornerStone Partners

Resources for the Future

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 

RAND Corporation

Carnegie Mellon University 

Urban Institute 

Internal Revenue Service 

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Partnership for Public Service 

Pew Charitable Trusts 

Pew Research Center 

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

get your ticket before they run out! 

a thank you to our sponsors:



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