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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.

9th Annual Leadership Gala

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, CUP hosted its 9th Annual Leadership Gala, where we honored: Citi (accepted by Stephen Bird, Chief Executive Officer of Global Consumer Banking at Citi) with the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award; Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners with the Philanthropic Leadership Award; Solomon D. "Sol" Trujillo, Founder and Chairman of the Trujillo Group, LLC and Co-Founder and Chairman of the Latino Donor Collaborative (LDC) with the Lifetime Leadership Award; and Bozoma Saint John , Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple, with the Breakthrough Leadership Award.

CUP Media Training Workshop

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, CUP held it's first 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: 2020 Vision - The Future of Work with Millennial Leaders

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series: 2020 Vision - The Future of Work with Millennial Leaders hosted by CITI. The evening's program included a panel discussion featuring Bridget Fawcett, Global Head of Strategy and Business Development at Citi, Sebastian Rea, Content Operations Manager at Tribeca Film, and Jennifer Zephirin, Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President at the Center for Talent Innovation. The conversation was moderated by Michael Burns, Head of ICG Diversity at Citi.


On Thursday, March 17, 2016, CUP convened a salon dinner and conversation with Courtney Armstrong, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Business Affairs at Warner Bros. Pictures hosted by Time Warner. Mr. Armstrong shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career: understanding the unwritten rules of success, and creating circles of reciprocity.

2nd Chief Diversity Officer Roundtable

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, CUP held its 2nd Chief Diversity Officer Roundtable "Does Diversity Create Bottom Line Value?", hosted by Thomson Reuters which convened 80 senior executives and junior high-potential professionals across industries to engage in cross-sector dialogue on best practices for instilling diversity & inclusion (D&I) principles and behaviors into organizational culture and systems. Panelists included: Mandell Crawley, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Morgan Stanley; Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusions at Thomson Reuters; and Daisy Auger-Domínguez, Global Head of Diversity Staffing at Google Inc. The moderator for the evening was Lauren Young, Journalist at Thomson Reuters.

2016 CUP Fellows KickOff

The 2016 CUP Fellows Program kicked off on February 20th with a day-long session hosted by Citi. The Fellows participated in business improvisation and an interactive workshop designed to assess their leadership and communication styles. The day-long session also included a keynote conversation with Shavar Jeffries , Partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and a CUP Fellows Alumni panel featuring 2014 Fellow Jazmin Chavez, Manager of Social Media and Community Engagement at Office of New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, 2008 Fellow Jeanine Conley, Partner at BakerHostetler LLP, and 2010 Fellow Stephan Nicoleau, Founder & Managing Partner, Critical Value Advisors.


On Thursday, January 21, 2015, CUP presented A Conversation with Josh Thompson in honor of the 2015 CUP Fellows upon their completion of the CUP Fellows Program. The event, hosted by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, featured Josh Thompson , Executive Director of New Leaders' East Region and Candidate for Public Office, who shared his path to leadership and perspective on the importance of civic engagement in creating meaningful, positive, and sustainable change in our communities.

2nd Annual LA Holiday Party

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, CUP hosted its 2nd Annual LA Holiday Party at Beso on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

9th Annual NYC Holiday Party

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, CUP hosted its 9th Annual Holiday Party at the Copacabana NYC. The CUP community celebrated an amazing year with a night was filled with fun, networking, and a lot of dancing.