COLLABORATIVELY
Bridging the Racial Wealth Gap
FREE VIRTUAL Conversations
every 4th Thursday of every month | 4 - 5 PM ET
5 - 6 PM Networking for members only!
With an emphasis on connecting and educating with multiple focuses and events, this ABEPP Virtual Conversation provides education accessible to everyone and networking for members to economically transform the Black community.
6 MONTHLY INFORMATIVE CONVERSATIONS

 Implementing Black Family Office
1/25
Black Wealth in America: Past, Present and Future
2/22
Endowments
3/28
Merger and Acquisitions
4/25
Real Estate Investments
5/22
February 22 - Black Wealth in America: Past, Present and Future - Our Panel Speakers
Marcia Dukes, M.B.A.
MassMutual Diversity - Equity & Inclusion Lead
Throughout Marcia’s tenure she held various roles in technology, marketing, social media and DEI. As a community leader first, her passion to give voice to others helped her to find her true purpose. 

Marcia held many key roles in the healthcare industry such as Medco Health Solutions. Marcia obtained her Six Sigma certification which she qualified for a green belt.
Professor Hanif Omar, M.B.A.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center - Director
Thought Leader, Advocate & Entrepreneur
MBA trained banking, financial and accounting leader who leverages 20+ years of experience gained in the financial and banking industry to foster a productive, profitable, team-focused, and growth oriented environment. Innovative leader of teams, serving as coach, mentor, and supervisor for all aspects of operations
LeKiesha French
The Future In Color - Founder
Certified Business, Executive Leadership, and Success coach
LaTanya White, Ph.D., M.B.A.
LeKiesha is a certified business, executive leadership and success coach. A passionate change-maker, she has a background in psychology, business, design thinking, education, program development and economic development. She believes in the power of design, entrepreneurship and technology to bridge communities and drive personal and societal change.

​Dedicated to disruptive innovation, LeKiesha is also a public speaker, consultant, wife and proud mother of two.
Concept Creative Group - Founder
Author, TEDx Speaker, Leader & Strategist
Dr. LaTanya White is an inclusive scholar-practitioner working at the intersection of racial equity and entrepreneurship curriculum design. Over the course of her professional career, she has coached and consulted more than 600 Black urban entrepreneurs.
 
A 2x author, TEDx Speaker, leader, and strategist, Dr. White is the founder and principal consultant for Concept Creative Group, a technical assistance firm focused on business development, capacity building, and Dynastic Wealth™ transfer for Black entrepreneurs.
Moderated by Karmia Lewis
 Executive Director of ABEPP
This Months Spotlight Partner
January 25 - Implementing Black Family Office - Our Panel Speakers
Victoria Watkins
Founder & Managing Partner - Inrichmint
Victoria R. Watkins is an attorney in Chicago, specializing in business, legislative, and creative industry law.  As Founder and Managing Partner of Inrichmint, she uses her experience in business, private investing, law, and civic engagement to source and manage curated deal flow for high-net-worth individuals and families
Jabari H. Turner
Growth & Development Director - Northwestern Mutual
As a financial advisor, my mission is to move the needle on creating generational wealth. As a leader in my firm, I'm equally passionate about changing the trajectory of the industry and developing the next generation of financial advisors.

I am FINRA Series 6 and 63 registered and a member of CHIP, a network of Black and Latinx Financial Professionals whose mission is to empower you to increase your overall financial acumen and build the legacy you want.
Omar Woodard
Kisha Ward
Vice President of Solutions - Results for America
Founder & Principal of K. Ward & Co. 
Omar Woodard has 18 years of expertise driving profitability and innovation across government, business, and social impact investing. His background reflects a progressive career with extensive global, federal, state, and local government relations experience, and nearly a decade of full-cycle impact investment management and investor relations expertise.
With more than 20 years of experience, Kisha is a proven and trusted advisor in providing comprehensive income, estate and gift tax compliance and planning services with a special interest in wealth transfer. She seeks to be a co-conspirator in the process of her clients achieving their goals. With a holistic approach and utilizing coaching techniques, clients uncover their "why" to better understand and meet these goals.
Moderated by Karmia Lewis
 Executive Director of ABEPP
This Months Spotlight Partners
About ABEPP
The Association of Black Estate Planning Professionals, Inc.
The Association of Black Estate Planning Professionals, Inc., (ABEPP) is a nonprofit organization committed to educating and empowering financial professionals and the community to the strategically collaborate and economically transform the Black community.

Advocates and Agents of Black Asset Creation & Protection.
The Association of Black Estate Planning Professionals, Inc., (ABEPP) is a nonprofit organization committed to educating and empowering financial professionals and the community to the strategically collaborate and economically transform the Black community.
 
OUR FOCUS IS ON MAINTAINING AND GROWING BLACK WEALTH
Although there are more successful and wealthy Black Business Professionals and Black-Owned Businesses today than in any previous generation, we still recognize and understand that Black wealth has not been accumulating at the same pace as many other groups. That is why we aim to provide a comprehensive array of tools and resources to help Black Business Professionals and Families to secure their financial futures.
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