Mastercard was a sponsor of the 2019 National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 24-27, 2019. This year’s conference, titled Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided, gathered political, business, and community leaders from across the nation to share ideas and discover solutions to issues that have historically plagued underserved urban communities across the country. Leaders from Mastercard including Arturo Franco, Mercedes Garcia, Wendy Richardson and Nichole Francis attended the conference along with Tim Murphy, Mastercard’s General Counsel who will serve as the 22nd chairman of the National Urban League Board of Trustees in November.
Mastercard is a longstanding partner of the National Urban League and shares its ideals for inclusive societies. The company has integrated inclusion and diversity into its core business strategy, helping people and businesses achieve greater financial security and prosperity. Through these efforts, Mastercard has made steady progress toward bringing at least 500 million excluded people into the financial mainstream by 2020.