february 2024

21feb1:00 pm2:00 pmNarrowing the Generational Wealth Divide for Black WomenCHANGEMAKERS1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET Online Event Organized By: Forté Events

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During the month of February, Black History Month is recognized in the US and is a powerful reminder of the many contributions of African-Americans.  Join us for a panel to discuss Narrowing the Generational Wealth Divide for Black Women.  Research shows Black women face a 90 percent wealth gap, and the earnings gap drives two-thirds of this divide. In fact, Black women lose $907,680 over a 40-year career because of the earnings gap.

Moderated by Sukari Brown Gaylor, Forte’s 2023 Edie Hunt Award winner, and joined by panelists, Nikoa Milton Gulstone (Co-Founder of Level) and Kaya Ladejobi (Founder of Earn Into Wealth), this panel will explore the multifaceted dimensions of the generational wealth gap, and delve into potential strategies to empower Black women in building and preserving wealth for themselves and future generations.

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Sukari Brown Gaylor, Investment Director- Private Investments Specialist for the Endowment & Foundation Practice, Cambridge Associates

Sukari Brown Gaylor is an Investment Director- Private Investments Specialist for the Endowment & Foundation Practice at Cambridge Associates. Sukari joined Cambridge Associates in 2023 and has nearly five years of experience in the investment industry and ten years of professional experience overall. She works with endowment and foundation clients specializing in private investment portfolio construction, asset allocation strategy, manager selection, and investment program evaluation.

Before joining Cambridge Associates, Sukari focused on healthcare investing through internships at SteelSky Ventures, Sands Capital, and Anacapa Partners while earning her MBA. Prior to that, she worked on growth equity transactions at Camden Partners while managing the $5M fund established by the Governor of Maryland to support early-stage tech businesses affected by COVID-19. Preceding Camden, Sukari worked in the Financial Advisory practice at Deloitte.

She received an MBA from the University of Virginia and a BS in Civil Engineering from New York University. Sukari received the 2023 C. Steward Sheppard Distinguished Service Award for her dedication to creating substantive opportunities for helping others expand their knowledge of Private Equity/Venture Capital. She also received the 2023 Forte Foundation’s Edie Hunt Inspiration Award for her contributions to advancing women in business. She is a proud Toigo, Consortium, and Forte alumna.

Nikoa Milton Gulstone, Co-Founder & CEO, Level

Nikoa Milton Gulstone, Co-Founder & CEO of Level, is a self-proclaimed corporate America dropout who spent her career in finance & commercial real estate across sectors and asset classes. She has varied experience in transactions, asset management and debt capital markets and is an alumnus of Howard University and Columbia Business School. It was Nikoa’s traumatic experiences in corporate America that led her to start Level – an intentionally multiracial network of professional women who come together to tackle the racial wealth gap by investing in Black women. Through her work, Nikoa has been able to combine her love of finance and operations with her passion for building deep relationships and reallocating resources to Black women. She is a firm believer that nothing bad happens when Black women have more money and more autonomy to live their lives fully.

Kaya Ladejobi, CFP®, Founder, Earn Into Wealth

Kaya Ladejobi, CFP®, is the founder of Earn Into Wealth, a boutique, fee-only financial advisory firm dedicated to working with high-earning women executives and entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of EIW Academy, a financial education company that focuses on financial coaching and training for early-stage wealth builders.

Kaya began her financial services career in 2006 and worked at top wealth management firms catering to high-net-worth clients. After nearly a decade of working and observing the financial struggles of her peers, Kaya ultimately concluded, “High-achieving professionals who aren’t wealthy yet also deserve access to sound and unbiased financial advice.” She founded her advisory practice, and education platform to do just that. Her financial advice has been quoted in several top publications such as Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, and HuffPost!. Kaya has been named as one of the Top 10 Young Advisors to Watch by Financial Advisor Magazine and in Investopedia’s list of Top 100 Financial Advisors.

 Kaya has an MBA from Cornell and a B.S in Finance from University of Maryland. 

 Kaya is on a mission to help more women and couples accomplish their financial and life goals. Through her work, clients can reduce debt, minimize risk and taxes, and invest for the future.

This special Changemakers session is being made available to everyone in celebration of Black History Month. The Changemakers series is part of our Professional Membership. This series features Global thought leaders sharing insights on change, adaptation, and acceleration in today’s evolving world. 

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