LEO TUCKER OF NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL & THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP
I had an amazing conversation with Leo Tucker, first Black Managing Partner at Northwestern Mutual, a Fortune 500 company that provides a wide range of financial services to more than 4.5 million people. We discussed creating safer spaces for the Black community and a few misconceptions many people have. CHECK OUT THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION ON DC LIFE MAGAZINE HERE.
One of the gems I took away was that the Black community needs a mindset change in many ways. Our cultural habits need shifting - and mostly where thinking LONG-TERM OVER SHORT-TERM is concerned.
Our mindset is the starting point for the goal of Black financial prosperity in the United States.
SELF-LOVE is also key.
There is a dire need of conquering fear where money is concerned. It's understandable that many of us in the Black community are jaded and oftentimes feel defeated while so many traps exist in lower income communities - such as pay day cash loan businesses. Traps that wear and tear on the spirit of abundance that grants cash flow the ability to thrive and grow.
Mr. Tucker pointed out much needed gems about how we should view and prioritize our financial goals.
Please tune into LVL NXT PODCAST to hear our insightful discussion and many helpful tips on this road to financial freedom.
Gallery of the "Break Bread Brunch" hosted by Northwestern Mutual at HQ by the Burns Brothers in Washington, DC
Northwestern Mutual is committed to closing the racial wealth gap, and the "Break Bread Brunch" extends the conversation surrounding this topic and brings the company’s unique value proposition to the community through financial education, guidance and support.
Speakers for this event:
Leo Tucker – MC
Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual
John Burns – Moderator
Managing Partner, The Burns Brothers
James Brown III – Panelist
Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Gary Smith – Panelist
Senior Partner at Ivy Planning Group LLC
Kymber Lovett-Menkiti – Panelist
Regional Director at Keller Williams Realty Inc.
THE PODCAST LINK FOR THIS INTERVIEW WILL GO LIVE FOR LVL NXT PODCAST ON 2.02.23 - the link will be active today