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Gaining Altitude: Building an economy that works for everyone

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and CEO Raphael Bostic joined Ed for the second conversation of Gaining Altitude season two at the historic Atlanta Fed to talk about responsive and transparent leadership, building an inclusive economy, overcoming institutional barriers and more.
Aug. 16, 2023, 11 a.m.

The future of the economy is on everyone's minds right now. From a challenging housing market to the rise of digital currency, we are living through a period of rapid change.

So, who better to hear from than the person whose job is to ensure a healthy, inclusive economy?

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and CEO Raphael Bostic joined Ed for the second conversation of Gaining Altitude season two at the historic Atlanta Fed.

Ed and Raphael discussed responsive and transparent leadership, building an inclusive economy, overcoming institutional barriers, along with lighter topics like the merits of birdwatching. Raphael also addressed Ed’s simple-seeming question: What does a Federal Reserve President actually do?

As the first openly gay and first Black Federal Reserve Bank president, Raphael addresses defining his identity and what it means to bring your “true” self to work:

"[It’s about] knowing who I am, owning all the aspects of who I am, and not being apologetic about all those dimensions."

For more from this fascinating conversation, catch the full episode above or on the Delta.com/GainingAltitude

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