COVID-19 and Advancing Asian American Recovery Fireside Chat

08 Feb 2021
11:30 – 12:00
Online

COVID-19 and Advancing Asian American Recovery Fireside Chat

COVID-19 has majorly impacted all segments of US society. And according to McKinsey’s study issued last year, “Asian Americans have suffered disproportionately across a number of metrics. Certain parts of the community have been at higher risk of infection and death, and rising xenophobia has worsened mental health. Asian American unemployment rates increased by more than 450 percent from February to June 2020, revealing a greater rate of increase than that of other racial groups. … Without targeted policy and business action—Asian American communities may recover more slowly.” The authors of this important study will share their recommendations for how stakeholders in all sectors can ensure equity for Asian American communities during COVID-19 recovery while supporting all groups experiencing disproportionate impact from the crisis.

Moderator:

Ti-Hua Chang, Investigative reporter, TYT Investigate

Panelists:

Emily Yueh, Partner, McKinsey & Company New York office

Adrian Kwok, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company New York office

Samuel Huang, Senior Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company New York office