September 23, 2020 

Bloomberg Equality:
Now or Never: Inclusion in the Age of Disruption

Bloomberg Equality:
Now or Never: Inclusion in the Age of Disruption

The global economy and its citizens are confronting dual shocks: the deadly COVID-19 virus which has shuttered nations and exposed the disproportionate disparities in health and access to health care – all while researchers race for a vaccine. The second shock are the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the tragic death of George Floyd whose death by four police officers in Minneapolis set off global protests against policebrutality and a reckoning on race throughout all facets of society.

The unprecedented pandemic and protests comes as the U.S. celebrates the centennial anniversary of a woman’s right to vote and the nation prepares for the 2020 presidential election. At the same time Europe faces the harsh realities of a rise in fascism while the UK prepares for its final countdown to Brexit.


Kehinde Andrews

Professor of Black Studies Birmingham City University

Ed Bastian

CEO Delta Air Lines

Sanj Bhayro

VP Operations and Customer Growth Google Cloud EMEA

Sue Bird

Professional Basketball player Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association

Shani Dhanda

Disability Specialist and Public Speaker

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases U.S. National Institutes of Health

Jim Fitterling

Chairman and CEO Dow

Katherine Franke

James L. Dohr Professor of Law Columbia University

Alicia Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab & Co-Creator #BlackLivesMatter

Sunny Hostin

Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Co-Host ABC’s “The View”

LL Cool J

Hip-Hop icon, Actor, and Philanthropist Rock The Bells CEO & Founder

Kewsong Lee

CEO The Carlyle Group

Michael L.  Lomax, Ph.D.

President and CEO UNCF

Glenn Loury

Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Economics Brown University

Alyssa Milano

Actress, Podcast Host, Author and Activist

Brian Moynihan

Chairman of the Board and CEO Bank of America

Shu Nyatta

Managing Partner SoftBank

Anne B. Oxrider

Senior Vice President and Benefits Executive Bank of America

Joanna Place

Chief Operating Officer Bank of England

Marvin Rees

Mayor of Bristol Bristol Council

Dominic Reid OBE

CEO Invictus Games

Chuck Robbins

Chairman and CEO Cisco

Alison Rose

CEO The Natwest Group

Ruth J. Simmons

President Prairie View A&M University

Jon Winkelried

Co-CEO and Partner TPG

Sonali Basak

Financial Correspondent Bloomberg

Shartia Brantley

Deputy New York Bureau Chief and Senior Editor Bloomberg Live

James E. Ellis

Assistant Managing Editor Bloomberg Businessweek

Rebecca Greenfield

Reporter Bloomberg News

Jordyn Holman

Reporter Bloomberg News

Pamela Hutchinson

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Bloomberg

Jason Kelly

Chief Correspondent, QuickTake Bloomberg

Cynthia Koons

Senior Reporter Bloomberg

Francine Lacqua

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

Christopher Michel

Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion Bloomberg L.P.

Brett A. Pulley

Atlanta Bureau Chief Bloomberg

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman The Carlyle Group

Jacqueline Simmons

Senior Executive Editor, Americas Bloomberg

David Westin

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Jemma Wolfe

Head of Launch Goldman Sachs

Romaine Bostick

Correspondent and Co-anchor Bloomberg Television

Caroline Hyde

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Scarlet Fu

Anchor Bloomberg Television


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 At TPG, talent is our greatest asset. The quality of our investments and our ability to build great companies depend on the originality of our insights. Reaching our firm’s full potential means supporting every team member to bring the fullness of their unique perspective to their work and to our community. We are committed to a diverse, inclusive workplace to foster diversity of thought and reflect the breadth of our limited partners and portfolio companies as well as the cities, countries, and communities in which we operate. Respecting and encouraging difference creates an interesting, enriching culture at the firm and makes TPG more innovative, more creative, and more effective in everything we do.

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 2,800 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and 2,000 business centers; approximately 16,800 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 38 million active users, including approximately 29 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Google Cloud provides organizations with leading infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions. We deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology to help companies operate more efficiently and adapt to changing needs, giving customers a foundation for the future. Customers in more than 150 countries turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to solve their most critical business problems.