A Conversation of Hope Featuring John Hope Bryant

Registration for this event is closed.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
Holiday Inn Memphis–University of Memphis
3700 Central Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38111

This uplifting afternoon of conversation will spotlight John Hope Bryant, a natural entrepreneur who became a businessman at the age of 10 with a modest but life-changing $40 investment from his mother in his first business idea. He is a "silver rights" entrepreneur and businessman, author, thought leader, and philanthropist, as well as the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Ventures. Bryant has been an adviser to the last three U.S. presidents; his work has been recognized by the last five. In 2014, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the new President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, focused on the next generation of young leaders.

Bryant is the author of How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, which redefines poverty and transforms the perception of the poor from a drain on society to an engine of growth. The book was selected as the Best Business Book for Finance & Economics for 2014 by 800-CEO-READ, a Best Business Book for Sustainability in 2014 by Strategy+Business, and as one of Essence Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2014. Bryant is one of TIME Magazine's 50 (Leaders) for the Future (1994 cover story) and a recipient of an Oprah's Angel Network award.

Participation in this event is free; however, registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 27, as space is limited. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will also receive a copy of How the Poor Can Save Capitalism.

For more information, please contact Teresa Cheeks Wilson at 901-531-5109 or teresa.cheeks.wilson@stls.frb.org.