Leadership: Driving Change and Giving Hope at Empower 2021
There are only a few Black leaders who are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies or Managing Directors of VC firms.
Ken Chenault is the Chairman and a Managing Director of the venture capital firm, General Catalyst. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Ken was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express, a position he held from 2001 to 2018.
At Empower 2021 Ken will share his perspectives on leadership qualities to effectively manage through tumultuous times, the evolving roles and actions of corporate executives to drive positive societal change and achieve progress towards racial equity, and the OneTen initiative, a coalition of 37 CEOs coming together to create 1 million jobs for Black Americans in the next 10 years. Ken will be in discussion with Brent Henry, an attorney with Mintz and former Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Princeton University.