The State of the 50+ Entrepreneur

March 30, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the AARP hosted a virtual event titled The State of the 50+ Entrepreneur. This event brought together thought leaders, researchers, and policymakers, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older business owners and their firms, and what might be done to help their recovery.

During this webinar, Claire Kramer Mills, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President and Director, Community Development Analysis, of the New York Fed presented and discussed a new report that examines the state of older business owners and their firms, as well as challenges they have faced historically and amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, New York Fed President and CEO John Williams participated in a moderated discussion with Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer at AARP. The discussion, titled The Role Small Business Plays in Building Financial Resilience for the 50+, was moderated by Nancy Marshall-Genzer, senior reporter at NPR Marketplace.

Watch the Feature Video

How the Pandemic Impacted Older Entrepreneurs

watch the event

Opening Remarks & Setting the Stage

Pivoting to Meet the Challenges of the Times

What's Happening on the Ground

Building Equity Within the 50+ Entrepreneur Community

Moving Forward Together & Closing Remarks

Event Details

Date & Time
March 30, 2021
2:00pm EST – 4:30pm EST


This event was open to members of the public and press. All remarks and panels were on-the-record, unless otherwise noted.


Report: State of the Older Entrepreneur During COVID-19

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