Chase, Essence Bringing Finance-based Event Designed for Black Women to Southfield

Currency Conversations, a campaign launched by Chase and Essence to help black women across the U.S. achieve financial success, is bringing an event to Southfield on May 18.
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Currency Conversations, a campaign launched by Chase and Essence to help black women across the U.S. achieve financial success, is bringing an event to Southfield. // Stock photo

Currency Conversations, a campaign launched by Chase and Essence to help black women across the U.S. achieve financial success, is bringing an event to Southfield on May 18.

The campaign encourages women to come to events to discuss achieving personal financial goals, committing to saving, reducing debt, and creating investment goals with each other and experts. It is part of Chase’s recently announced Advancing Black Pathways commitment, which will provide digital access to a national network of experts and coaches helping with education, inspiration, and solutions.

“Black women are often the CFOs of their households, and as a result, play a crucial role in the financial well-being of both their families and the black community at large,” says Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of consumer banking for Chase and executive sponsor of Advancing Black Pathways. “Through Currency Conversations, we’re engaging black women in a discussion about what it takes to achieve financial security while providing encouragement and actionable steps they can take to ensure they’re on a path to long-term financial freedom.”

The initiative also will include live engagement at the Essence Festival in New Orleans as well as original content on Essence.com and across Essence platforms. Other live events will take place in Atlanta; Oakland, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and New York City.

“We are proud to join forces with Chase in its commitment to serving black women and championing economic inclusion and wealth creation,” says Michelle Ebanks, CEO of Essence Communications Inc. “We know that 80 percent of black American households rely solely on a black woman’s income, so our Currency Conversations campaign will not only inform women as leaders but will position more than 20,000 families in communities nationwide for prosperity and success.”

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase and Co. It is based in New York and has operations worldwide and assets of $2.6 trillion.

Essence Communications is a media, technology, and commerce company dedicated to black women. It has an audience of more than 17 million. It is headquartered in New York City and has a Detroit office. The May 18 will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chase branch at 28660 Northwestern Highway in Southfield.

More information on the initiative can be found here.

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