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Expanding the Conversation

Expanding the Conversation

Feb. 26-28, 2019

Webster University, Webster Groves, MO

A powerful and insightful conference featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and theatrical performance.

For details on the 2019 conference, read below. Video recordings of select sessions are available.


Webster University's 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference was free & open to the public on our Webster Groves campus, February 26, 27 & 28, 2019.

From Webster's inception, we have been an institution that opened worlds that were previously closed to students. Our student body has become increasingly diverse in every way. We are a microcosm of the world across the Webster campus network and within each campus.

This powerful and insightful conference featured a keynote address, lectures, panel discussions and a theatrical performance designed to share experiences, research and emerging trends.

Nationally Recognized Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion:

Marilyn Booker

Marilyn F. Booker

Managing Director &
Head of Urban Markets Group,
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

A Morgan Stanley veteran of over 24 years, Marilyn Booker serves as Head of Morgan Stanley’s Urban Markets Group. In addition to running a traditional wealth management business, Marilyn also focuses on the urban community and teaches financial education programs all across the country.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Six-time Olympian;
Founder & CEO,
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, winner of six Olympic medals, is considered by ESPN to be one of the 50 Great Athletes of All Time. She is the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the heptathlon and the first African American woman to win an Olympic Medal in the long jump.

Neal Richardson

Neal Richardson

Head of Financial Education
Strategy, U.S. Bank;
Co-Founder & President,
Dream Builders 4 Equity

In his role as Head of Financial Education Strategy, Neal develops and oversees the strategy to improve recognition and use of U.S. Bank Financial Education programs across the country, to support the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders. His passion for improving the opportunities available to underprivileged youth, and building stronger communities, coupled with his expertise in real estate finance, has motivated Neal to co-found Dream Builders 4 Equity.


2019 Conference Agenda

Click here to view the full conference program. The agenda is located on page 4.

2019 Conference Videos

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3



Morgan Stanley
US Bank
Brown and Crouppen
Impact Group

The Jane M. and Bruce P. Robert
Charitable Foundation

Six Thirty
Impact Group
STL Community Foundation