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Moving the needle on racial justice: No script, no filters. Just change-makers getting down to business.

Without action, a substantive, courageous conversation loses its power and value. Racial injustice has no place in our society, no place on our shop floors, no place in our board rooms, no place in our workplaces, and no place in our communities. While real, meaningful change will not come instantly, it is beyond time for action. Who better to begin to determine actionable steps than the diverse, innovative, thoughtful leaders who are creating the jobs that build our state’s communities? Business leaders are poised and ready to drive this overdue change.

Join us for our podcast series, “Critical Action: Leaders Getting Down to Business,” where pairs of business executives candidly discuss what it truly means to move the needle on racial justice in our state and nation.

Episodes (Updated Weekly)

Episode 2: Tim Humphrey (IBM) and Trey Rabon (AT&T North Carolina) | July 27, 2020

Episode 2 features IBM’s Chief Data Office VP and Senior NC Executive Tim Humphrey, and AT&T NC President Trey Rabon. Listen as Humphrey candidly shares his experiences as a Black man in corporate America, and the two executives discuss the importance of active listening, mentorship, and strong workplace equity in advancing racial justice.

Episode 1: Jim Hansen (PNC) and Jim Sills (M&F Bank) | July 22, 2020

M&F Bank President Jim Sills and PNC Regional President Jim Hansen have an unfiltered, candid talk about how they and their teams are handling the issue of racial injustice–at home, in the workplace, and in the community. They discuss the role of financial institutions and the business community at large in serving as bridge builders during a time when racial tension is high and progress overdue. Moderated by John Murphy.