Lunch & Learn

Lynn Shuter

Lunch & Learn

May 16, 2024

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

May Lunch & Learn | Women’s Economic Equity

with Ana Hernandez Kent

We are all familiar with the gender pay gap. Women overall make 84 cents to a man’s dollar. It’s a big problem. But actually … it’s only part of the problem. The lesser-known gender gap is the gender wealth gap. Not how much women make compared to men, but how much they own and keep. What can we do about both?

For our May Lunch and Learn, we are excited to welcome Ana Hernandez Kent, who will help us explore wealth inequality and the role of systemic biases and historical factors in facilitating or blocking wealth accumulation.
Ana Hernández Kent is a senior researcher for the Institute for Economic Equity at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She conducts research, performs data analysis and advises on issues of economic equity. She received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with concentrations in social psychology and quantitative methods in behavioral sciences from Saint Louis University. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, The Financial Times, Daily Mail, The New Yorker and CNN, among other outlets.


When: Thursday, May 16 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Where: Zoom


Questions? Email Jen Bernstein at or call 314.993.5181