Public Appearances

OFN speaks about the importance of CDFIs

Financing Racial Equity: National CDFI Perspectives

NAAHL/CCL Webinar Series

Watch what OFN President and CEO, Lisa Mensah, and three other national CDFI leaders have to say about how a renewed focus on racial equity is changing their work, the practice of community development, and the public policy agenda.

How Can We Help Americans Recover From a Pandemic?

An Atlantic Roundtable, Underwritten by Google

This recap from The Atlantic’s roundtable held in November 2020, and underwritten by Google, features insights from OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah, along with academic leaders, policymakers, and economic experts from across the nation.

Finance Justice & Finance First Responders

What Does it Profit (podcast)

OFN President and CEO, Lisa Mensah joined the “What Does It Profit?” podcast to discuss the role of money and CDFIs in fighting for justice in the U.S. and the unlikely partners that can play a crucial part in bringing about a brighter future for underestimated communities.

Welcome Remarks

OFN 2020 Virtual Conference

OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah welcomes participants to OFN’s annual conference and talks about the long march to finance justice.

Access Denied: “Systemic racism in financial services”

Arizent - Access Denied (podcast)

Episode one of a podcast series from Arizent that examines institutional barriers as well as racist practices in the financial sector and ways to overcome or eliminate these system problems.

Investing in the Community: Minority Banks and Community Development Financial Institutions

Virtual 2020 Annual Legislative Conference - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Ending redlining: how minority banks and community development financial institutions can ensure equitable recovery for the black community.

Cracking the Capital Code: Fundraising & Managing your Balance Sheet

2020 Virtual Forbes Small Business Summit

OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah joins other panelists for a virtual event hosted by Forbes.

American Resilience: The Future of Small Business

The Hill

OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah joins Wells Fargo’s EVP, Social Impact & Sustainability, Nate Hurst.

Where Do We Go from Here?

Washington National Cathedral

OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah spoke during a panel alongside National Urban League President Marc Morial, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, and Thurgood Marshall Fun President and CEO Harry L. Williams, about the roles of historic civil rights organizations, CDFIs, and the faith community in shaping a just society.


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