Welcoming Fanta Traore as CEO of The Sadie Collective and Anna Gifty Opoku Agyeman as Chair of the Advisory Board.

In August 2018, I embarked on a journey that changed my life forever. As one of the co-founders of The Sadie Collective, I joined Fanta Traore to help bring more attention to Black women in economics and related fields after our shared experiences of racial isolation.

The journey has been the joy of my life and a catalyst for my growth, but like any journey, this one has come to an end.

On March 15, 2021, I am stepping down as CEO and passing on the baton to my COO, Fanta Traore. I will continue to remain involved as the…

To understand our absence, academic and corporate settings must begin with who enters the pipeline.

From Apple and Google to PepsiCo and Estée Lauder, the past several months have seen corporations making high-dollar public commitments and launching new initiatives to combat racism in the workplace and in society at large. Still, with recent controversial comments from the CEO of Wells Fargo about a supposed lack of Black talent to hire from, as well as recent findings that systemic racism has cost the U.S. economy $16.1 trillion and 6.1 million jobs, it is clear that systemic racism in the corporate world is pervasive and will require long-term, concerted efforts to uproot. However, the question remains:


Addressed to Our Allies in the Economics Community

This letter is about whether you will choose to stand on the right side of history as your Black colleagues are hurting. Every day we do our best to show up for work, despite understanding that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted our communities. Additionally, over the past weeks, the proliferation of news highlighting the plight of unjust police brutality plagues us. Many of us attempt to cope with the current reality and still show up for work, an all too familiar lifestyle of double consciousness, coping with the current reality of our broader lives while showing up, always at our “best”…

The Sadie Collective

Addressing the pipeline and pathway for Black women in economics & related fields.

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