EMERGE Virtual Event

Setting a National Financial Inclusion Agenda

Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM CT 

COVID-19 has exposed how our fragmented financial systems exclude millions of people – disproportionately people of color – from receiving, storing, borrowing, and investing money. Building a truly inclusive financial system that helps people achieve short- and long-term financial stability will require a large-scale coordination of partners to bring about systemic change. This event is the first of many opportunities to bring together key stakeholders, focused on helping people in the U.S. utilize and reap the benefits of financial services, to explore and gain support for a recent proposal from three U.S. senators to establish a Presidential Commission on Financial Inclusion.  

Setting a National Financial Inclusion Agenda

Key Takeaways

During this roundtable the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program and the Financial Health Network will bring together financial services leaders to explore: 

  • Why the U.S. needs a National Financial Inclusion Commission now.
  • How similar interagency initiatives have succeeded in the US and abroad.
  • What this Commission could do for the financial health of underserved consumers in the U.S.
  • What it means for business.

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Ida Rademacher

Vice President, Aspen Institute & Executive Director, Financial Security Program
Aspen Institute

Shamina Singh

Founder & President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Executive Vice President, Sustainability at Mastercard
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Jennifer Tescher

President and Chief Executive Officer
Financial Health Network