January 11, 2017
2:00pm – 5:30pm | Event
5:30pm – 6:30pm | Reception
Kapor Center for Social Impact
Oakland, CA 94612
Income volatility and financial insecurity can take a devastating toll on our families and communities. On Thursday, January 11th, the Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative (EPIC), LendUp, and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf hosted the closing event of our Finance Forward series on income volatility at the Kapor Center For Social Impact.
Thursday, January 11 – Kapor Center for Social Impact (2148 Broadway)
- 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm Event
- 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Reception
The afternoon featured conversations on the roles we can all play in solving for income volatility in our communities. Our hope is that attendees left feeling inspired to pursue solutions to address this growing problem.
Introducing Finance Forward and Understanding Income Volatility
Featuring Jotaka Eaddy, Vice President of Policy; Strategic Engagement, and Impact of LendUp; Joanna Smith-Ramani, Director of Aspen EPIC; and Clint Key, Research Officer of Pew Charitable Trusts.
Local Government: Taking Action on Income Volatility
Featuring Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland, CA; Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Columbia, SC; and Treasurer Tishaura Jones, St Louis, MO.
Spotlighting the U.S. Financial Diaries: Understanding the Financial Lives of LMI Families
Featuring co-author of the U.S. Financial Diaries, Rachel Schneider.
Learning from Oakland’s Youth
Featuring Patricia Murillo, Executive Director, Alternatives in Action.
The Employers’ Take: Responsibility, Innovation, and Solutions
Featuring Kim Winston, Director of State Government Affairs at Starbucks Coffee Company, and Kirsten Saenz Tobey, Co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of Revolution Foods.
The Innovators: Technology Helps and Hinders
Featuring Noah Lang, CEO of Stride Health; Jerry Nemorin, Founder and CEO of LendStreet; Sasha Orloff, CEO of LendUp; Leigh Phillips, CEO of EARN; and Kat Taylor, CEO of Beneficial State Bank.
Panelists and Speakers
The Aspen Institute
The Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative (EPIC) is an initiative of the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program. EPIC is designed to harness the knowledge of a wide cross-section of experts working in applied, practitioner, academic, government, and industry settings towards the goal of illuminating and solving critical drivers of financial inequity and insecurity. EPIC will focus on one distinct issue at a time that is critical to the financial security of Americans but not widely understood. By focusing on one issue at a time, EPIC will over time piece together a mosaic of different financial challenges that need to be addressed. The connections between these issues will build cross-sector interest and support for a more strategic and inclusive approach to financial security in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.aspenepic.org.
We believe that everyone should have access to quality financial services, provided with dignity, transparency, and care. Founded in 2011, LendUp is focused on helping expand access and choice for many Americans who are financially underserved. Our goal is to provide credit-building opportunities for everyone because we’re invested in the long-term financial health of our customers. Others are starting to take note, which is perhaps why we were selected as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in personal finance by Fast Company in 2015. For more information, please visit www.lendup.com.
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