Dr. LaTanya White’s talk will draw from her research on Black entrepreneurship and the racial wealth gap being perpetuated through intergenerational transfer of wealth in American business families. By definition, a family reaches dynastic status once they have maintained control of either their entrepreneurial wealth or business assets for three consecutive generations. As a result of systemic oppression and structural racism, there are very few Black business families that have reached dynastic status despite having the highest recorded levels of legacy motivation. Dr. White will share comparative insights from the published praxis of Black business dynasties and the emerging evidence-based construct of Dynastic Wealth.



Watch the talk on YouTube [01:02:33]

Watch more Keller videos on YouTube

About the Speaker

Dr. LaTanya White is the recipient of the North Star and Innovative New Scholar awards for entrepreneurship education and research. She is an expert in belonging, racial equity, and entrepreneurship. As a result of her leadership, impact, and contributions to the Education and Business Administration sectors, Dr. White was recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist. She leverages her research and expertise on Black entrepreneurship and the racial wealth gap to help inclusive entrepreneur support organizations create racial equity in their policies, praxis, and programming. Dr. White is a 2x author, TEDx Speaker, and Founder of Concept Creative Group, a professional and management development training firm focused on empowering Black entrepreneurs, their families, and their communities. Learn more about Dr. White’s solutions for racial equity in entrepreneurship.

About the Series

This is the first workshop of the spring 2023 semester for The Keller Center's ongoing series: History and Legacy of Black Entrepreneurship in the United States.

Join the conversation as we bring together scholars and academics from institutions around the country to share out their research in a discussion-based forum.

By studying the history of Black entrepreneurship and innovation, we can gain an understanding of the creative strategies these entrepreneurs employed to succeed. We will discuss how the constraints they faced have limited overall economics of not only Black communities but our society as a whole. We will explore how so many of these constraints, which have become institutionalized, can be overcome in the future.

Online Event Details

Registrants will receive the link to the event content in an order confirmation email from Eventbrite, and in a reminder email before the event starts.

Who can attend?

Open to the public, the campus community, graduate students, undergraduates, postdocs, research scholars, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Registration is required.