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Women of Color and Capital presents:
Fueling Dreams, Building Wealth
sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Women of Color and Capital presents the "Fueling Dreams, Building Wealth,” national tour sponsored by JPMorgan Chase! 
This empowering your included a two-part series in each city designed to supercharge your financial future.

Dallas, Texas
Part I - October 14, 2023 
Part II - November 4, 2023 


Atlanta, Georgia
Part I - February 4, 2024
Part II - February 24, 2024

Women of Color and Capital presents the Fueling Dreams, Building Wealth tour sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, on October 14, 2023 and November 4, 2023 in Dallas, TX.

This empowering two-part series is designed to supercharge your financial future.

Discover the power of smart investing, personal finance management, and wealth generation strategies designed for the diverse community of women. Enrich your mind, expand your network, and fuel your dreams.

Engage with financial professionals, network with ambitious women, and feed your dreams over a delightful brunch. Space is limited, so register now to fuel your dreams and learn to build your wealth!

Disclaimer: “The discussion today is for informational purposes only. The speakers' opinions belong to them and may differ from opinions of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Views presented at this seminar are those of the speakers; they are as of August 5th and they may not materialize. J.P. Morgan Wealth Management is a business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., which offers investment products and services through J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (JPMS), a registered broker-dealer and investment adviser, member FINRA/SIPC. JPMS and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMCB) are affiliated companies under the common control of JPMorgan Chase & Co. This is not an investment research call and is not personal investment advice or a solicitation or recommendation.”


Highlights of the WOCXC & JPMorgan Chase & Co. Events




Adeola Adejobi

Founder & CEO, Women of Color and Capital

Adeola Adejobi is the Founder and CEO of the Avant-Garde Network (AGN), her firm is a leading social impact company that creates social and economic impact through a collaborative ecosystem of industry professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Through AGN she created, the Women of Color and Capital Conference, the only conference of its kind where diverse women entrepreneurs & professionals come together to learn about money, finance, capital and investing from a 360-degree lens and the Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference, the largest conference in the nation that specifically focuses on diversity in the commercial real estate industry.


Over the course of nine years, Adeola organically grew the company to engage over 25,000+ professionals annually hosting events, conferences and forums in the U.S. and internationally, including New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Georgia, Austin Texas, Lagos, Nigeria, Johannesburg, South Africa and more. AGN also advocates for professionals of color and diversity and inclusion through business education, recruiting, career development, thought leadership and partnerships.

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Alexandra Cawthorne Gaines

Executive Director, Global Public Policy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., PolicyCenter

Alexandra Cawthorne Gaines is executive director for global public policy at the JP Morgan Chase PolicyCenter.  In this capacity, she works with colleagues to leverage subject matter expertise, data assets and business insights from across the firm to identify and develop policy proposals and strategies that drive inclusive economic growth and reduce barriers to mobility. Her primary areas of focus are consumer financial health and wealth creation. Before coming to JPMorgan Chase, Alexandra served as vice president of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress (CAP), where she oversaw the development of policy and advocacy strategies to cut poverty. Prior to her time at CAP, Alexandra directed the human services program at the National Governors Association (NGA). In this capacity, Alexandra provided leadership and strategic direction to NGA’s human services program, which focused on state policies and programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.


Alexandra has a career distinguished by service to organizations that push for policy solutions to the day-to-day challenges faced by low-income individuals, families, and communities. She has served in advisory roles to several nonprofit organizations. She currently serves on the board of directors for three Social Current, Fountain House and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce. 


Alexandra earned her Bachelor’s degree at Vassar College and a Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. 


Michele Godfrey, AFC

Vice President, Military & Veterans Affairs DEI Center of Excellence, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Michele leads the Financial Health & Wealth Creation Pillar of the Military & Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for JPMorgan Chase. As the lead for Financial Health & Wealth Creation she oversees programs, sponsorships that help to support financial health of active duty military and veteran families.


Michele has previously worked in a variety of Military and Family Programs including, Personal and Professional Development, Family Readiness, and Behavioral Health. Additionally she has led installation of Financial Readiness programs for Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) and Army Community Services (ACS).

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Dekonti Mends-Cole

Head of DEI for Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Dekonti Mends-Cole serves as the head of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for Corporate Responsibility leading the department’s efforts in embedding diversity, equity and inclusion in the department’s efforts. In her previous role, she served as the Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic overseeing strategic grant making in the Greater Washington region, Carolinas, and Georgia. Dekonti developed a  comprehensive philanthropic strategy for the deployment of a $125M commitment in the Greater Washington region (MD, DC, VA) that positions the firm as a racial equity thought leader in the region.  


Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., she served as the Director of Policy at the Center for Community Progress where she advised federal, local, and state officials on vacant property programs and policies.  Previously, Dekonti served as the Deputy Director at the Detroit Land Bank Authority the country’s largest land bank standing up programs to support affordable home ownership and reactivate abandoned properties.  


Dekonti moved to Detroit, as a fellow with the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative where she was embedded in the City of Detroit to support the city during municipal bankruptcy advising on improving operational efficiencies in the law department and streamlining code enforcement and blight elimination strategies. She brings international experience and best practice to her role having previously worked on local economic development projects in UK, the Middle East, and Africa including infrastructure investment strategies in Iraq and Zambia for United Nations agencies and community development projects in historically underserved east London boroughs tied to the 2012 London Olympics. She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics in Urban Regeneration and Affordable Housing, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law Center, and a BA from University of Miami in International Studies and Economics.

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Deepti Nagulapally

Vice President, Advice Lab, Behavioral Science Specialist, J.P.Morgan Private Bank

Deepti Nagulapally is a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. As a Behavioral Science Specialist in the firm’s Advice Lab, she draws from the depth of her research background to improve the way in which people think and make decisions about their money. Prior to this role, she was a part of the User Experience Research Group at J.P. Morgan, where she used behavioral science to inform and improve digital tools inside the firm. 

Deepti earned an M.P.A. from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She received a B.B.A. in Risk Management from the University of Georgia. Outside of the office, Deepti’s biggest sources of happiness are her close friends and large, extended family.

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