Inside the Conference for Black Women Economists

Closing the wage gap requires more than changing the dollar amount women see in their paycheck. It calls for rewriting the entire financial system perpetuating this inequality—and shifting the mostly white and male field of economics that drives the research, analysis and development of fiscal policy and practices. Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Fanta Traore’s Sadie T.M. Alexander Collective, the first international professional organization for and by Black women in economics, hopes to make that shift possible.