Alison Lingane, co-founder of Project Equity, was a presenter in The Aspen Institute’s Job Quality in Practice webinar series.
From Aspen Institute: The pandemic placed the economy into a sickening tailspin. The crisis has brought enormous pain. Can it also catalyze needed changes that expand opportunity and equity? Can the economy that is to come be structured so that success is broadly shared? Companies can share economic success through various models. Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), worker cooperatives, profit sharing, and forms of equity participation all present different opportunities to share that success. 
Employee-owned companies have shown strong resilience through economic downturns and often use management approaches that lead to higher-quality jobs. More widespread adoption of these strategies could contribute to addressing the inequalities and inequities that have divided our society and to building a more resilient economy in which workers, businesses, families and communities can all thrive.
Maureen Conway, Executive Director of the Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute
This week The Aspen Institute held the sixth webinar in their Job Quality in Practice series, “Increasing Equity in a Post-Pandemic Economy: The Potential for Growing Worker Ownership,” featuring Joseph Blasi (J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University), Tomás Durán (President, Concerned Capital; Job Quality Fellow, The Aspen Institute), Alison Lingane (Co-founder, Project Equity; Job Quality Fellow, The Aspen Institute), and moderator Joyce Klein (Director, Business Ownership Initiative, The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program).

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