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7th Annual Lawyers Forum

On Tuesday, November 1, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Lawyers Forum, featuring Secretary Johnson, United States Secretary of Homeland Security. In addition, we announced our 5th Annual List of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2015 | Law, leaders across the legal sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.

2016 Executive Leadership Program

The CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) kicked off with a two and a half day retreat on October 24-26, 2016 at The Westin Jersey City. CUP ELP is a leadership development program aimed at developing high-performing professionals who have been nominated by their firms. Through a mix of leadership workshops, keynote conversations, and coaching sessions, CUP ELP equips leaders with the skills needed for professional advancement. To learn more about the CUP Executive Leadership Program, please email Avital Tamir Temchin, Managing Director, CUP Leadership Institute at atemchin@cupusa.org.

9th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum

On Monday, September 26, 2016, CUP hosted its 9th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum featuring a Keynote Conversation with Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. In addition, we announced our 5th Annual List of CUP Catalysts in Finance, leaders of color and women who are affecting change in both the business and civic sectors.

4th Annual CUP Fellows Convening

On Saturday, September 17, nine classes of CUP Fellows gathered for an interactive and enriching day of development and networking. The 2016 Convening, hosted by Ogilvy & Mather, focused on skills and strategies for the authentic leader, including a CUP Fellows Alumni Panel featuring Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, New York City Bar Association (2014 Fellow), Rakhi Bahadkar-Rajpaul, Director, Anti-Money Laundering Investigation Group, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (2012 Fellow), Celina Lee, Founder, Give One Dream (2015 Fellow), Saxonny Rich, Customer Success Executive, Everwise (2013 Fellow), and Paul Rodriguez, Deputy Counsel to the Mayor of New York City (2014 Fellow); and workshops on time management, sponsorship, feedback, and negotiation, with the negotiation session led by 2014 Fellow Fatimah Gilliam, Founder and CEO of The Azara Group. The program also included keynote remarks from Kenji Yoshino, Author, Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights, followed by a discussion on covering with Angelina Darrisaw, Founder, C-Suite Coach (2014 Fellow) and Esther Kim, Vice President, BlackRock (2014 Fellow). The day closed with a powerful discussion on issues of race and social justice in the workplace and our communities, led by Paula Edgar, Principal, PGE LLC (2015 Fellow) and Chantá Parker, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society (2015 Fellow).

Distinguished Leadership Series: Lifestyle Shift - Transformative Tech Impacting Our Lives

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series: Lifestyle Shift - Transformative Tech Impacting Our Lives, event hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The evening's program included a conversation featuring Chinedu Echeruo, Founder of HopStop and Gigameet. The conversation was moderated by Tiffany Norwood, Founder & CEO of Tribetan.

Eighth Annual Women's Leadership Forum

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, CUP held its Eighth Annual Women's Leadership Forum, "The Confident Leader - Overcoming Workplace Fears" convened by Wells Fargo. Honorees included: Jyoti Chopra, Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability at BNY Mellon and Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, President & CEO of YWCA Of The City of New York. Featured guests included: Joanna Barsh, Fortune Women’s Leadership Council; Jeanette Bronée, Founder, Path for Life; Keith Clinkscales, CEO, Revolt; Vanessa De Luca, Editor in Chief, Essence Magazine; Elizabeth Hioe, Partner, McKinsey & Company; Maria Melendez, Litigation Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Diane Schumaker - Krieg, Global Head of Research, Wells Fargo; and Joshua Steiner, Head of Industry Verticals, Bloomberg, LP.

CUP Media Training Workshop

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, CUP held a Media Training Event at BNY Mellon. Rally Point Media Strategies conducted the workshop. The purpose of the media training is to help CUP members learn the tools needed to prepare them for potential media opportunities in their careers and as a member of the organization. This session seeks to familiarize members with the media landscape and techniques for handling a press interview.

Distinguished Leadership Series: The Business of Broadway

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series: The Business of Broadway hosted by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. The evening's program included a conversation featuring Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, Producers of the Broadway hit Eclipsed and Kenny Ozoude, Co-Producer of Eclipsed. The conversation was moderated by Lisa Davis, Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

Power Series: 6th Annual Digital Power Lunch

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, CUP hosted its 6th Annual Digital Power Lunch sponsored by Goldman Sachs at Buddakan NYC where we gathered over fifty power players from the digital and technology industries to facilitate information exchange and industry connections. The keynote conversation featured Justin B. Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Bloomberg Media Group, and Denmark West, Partner at Connectivity Capital Partners.

Distinguished Leadership Series: Silicon Beach Effect Part 2

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series: Silicon Beach Effect Part 2 hosted by ICM Partners. The evening's program included a conversation featuring Jonah Peretti, Founder & CEO of Buzzfeed. The conversation was moderated by Sheila Marmon, Founder & CEO of Mirror Digital.