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In this Mac Moment, Drew Hawkins sits down with the hosts to discuss his work at Morgan Stanley and how that prepared him to found Edyoucore, which educates and equips and empowers individuals in sports and entertainment to make better financial, business, and lifestyle decisions.
The Get Found Get Funded podcast is at the intersection of entrepreneurship and social justice where we focus on entrepreneurship as a possible path to wealth creation — specifically for Black and Latinx communities.
Drew Hawkins, Founder & President of Edyoucore Sports & Entertainment
With over 28-year year of experience in the financial services arena, Hawkins’ has held several leadership positions.
Hawkins currently serves as the Founder and Head of the Global Sports & Entertainment Division and was recently appointed as Board Chair of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
His primary goal in all endeavors is to educate individuals on their financial, business and lifestyle affairs. And lastly, at his core, above all else, Hawkins is a sports fan.
01:05 Drew’s intro
02:50 Moving up the ranks at Morgan Stanley
04:48 The importance and potential within an internship experience.
07:53 Experience of being the only Black person in the room.
10:33 Hurdles–Cold calls leading to colder in-person meetings.
15:19 Becoming Regional Director at Morgan Stanley
18:26 Getting the opportunity to change who gets a seat as the Recruiting Chair.
20:31 Eye-opening experience about the lack of financial literacy among athletes.
27:37 Apps that can help with financial education
31:10 Why financial literacy/education is inaccessible, the barriers and what they signify.
35:16 The development of Drew’s love of teaching
42:24 Structure of Edyoucore
44:11 NFL partnership
53:28 Closing Remarks