DiscoverStrategic Financial Leadership47: Diary of a Black Man on Wall St. With J. Derek Penn
47: Diary of a Black Man on Wall St. With J. Derek Penn

47: Diary of a Black Man on Wall St. With J. Derek Penn

Update: 2021-11-30


When you come from a hard-working family, your ambitions are expected to be high. Though many obstacles and struggles will present themselves, you have to remember that where there is determination, there is hope. We must keep persevering and strategically fighting, and in the words of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, 'Keep hope alive.'"

Our guest today, J. Derek Penn, author of Diary of a Black Man on Wall St., uses his personal experiences to break down for people of all colors the systemic inequality he has witnessed and why continuing that conversation can lead to the deep rooted change necessary to shatter the ceiling.

Penn’s story of determination is peppered with his own racial struggles and triumphs, from his elementary and middle school years in Youngstown, Ohio, to his acceptance at Duke University, where he excelled in athletics as one of the university’s standout players, to his tryout for the NFL, to his acceptance into Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and his eventual 34-year success on Wall Street.

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47: Diary of a Black Man on Wall St. With J. Derek Penn

47: Diary of a Black Man on Wall St. With J. Derek Penn