On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a dynamic Keynote Conversation with Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer of the NBA and Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg L.P., as the moderator for the evening. In addition, we announced our fourth annual list of CUP Catalysts in Media and Entertainment, leaders who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.
On Monday, November 9, 2015, ten participants from the CUP Leadership Institute attended an exclusive dinner and conversation with John Y. Kim, President & Chief Investment Officer of New York Life Insurance Company, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Kim shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.
The CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) kicked off with a 2.5 day retreat on November 4-6, 2015. CUP ELP is a one-year leadership development program aimed at developing high-performing professionals who have been nominated by their firms. Through a mix of leadership workshops and keynote conversations, CUP ELP equips leaders with the skills needed for corporate advancement.
On Thursday, October 28, 2015, CUP hosted it's 6th Annual Lawyers Forum, featuring a Keynote Conversation with Kimberley D. Harris, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at NBCUniversal. The event was moderated by Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at NBCUniversal. In addition, we announced our 4th 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.
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, CUP held it's second event of the Business, Innovation & Leadership Speaker Series in Los Angeles where attendees had the opportunity to be apart of a thrilling keynote conversation featuring the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, Robert F. Smith and moderated by Van Jones, President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps. During the event, Robert Smith discussed the importance of investing in the innovation of tomorrow.
On Wednesday, September 29, 2015, CUP hosted its 8th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum featuring a Keynote Conversation with Charles Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Infor, moderated by William M. Lewis, Jr., Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd. In addition, we announced our 4th Annual List of CUP Catalysts in Finance, leaders of color and women who are affecting change in both the business and civic sectors.
On Saturday, September 19, 2015, eight classes of CUP Fellows Alumni gathered for an interactive and enriching day of development and networking. The Third Annual CUP Fellows Convening: Building Dynamic Relationships, hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, included a strategic networking workshop, small group coaching sessions, a keynote conversation with President and CEO of Partnership for New York City, Kathryn Wylde, and a CUP Fellows Alumni Panel featuring Natasha Holiday, Director at RBC Capital Markets (2009 Fellow), Essence Liburd, Assistant Vice President of Global Investigations at Moody's (2013 Fellow), Cidra Sebastien, Associate Executive Director at The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (2010 Fellow) and Assemblyman, Robert Rodriguez (2008 Fellow).
On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, CUP launched its inaugural Chief Diversity Officer Roundtable, hosted by Bloomberg LP, which convened 75 senior-level executives and key business leaders from across sectors to discuss Under-Leveraged Assets: Women of Color in the Workforce. Our dynamic panelists included: Dr. Ella L.J. Bell, Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College; Robert E. Bard, President & CEO of LATINA Style Inc.; Jane Hyun, Founder & President of Hyun & Associates; and Ripa Rashid, Senior Vice President of Center for Talent Innovation.
On Thursday, June 25, 2015, CUP held its Seventh Annual Women's Leadership Forum, "Women - Unleashing Courageous Leadership" hosted by New York Life Insurance Company. Honorees included: Antoinette Bush, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Government Affairs at News Corp and Maria Teresa Kumar, Founding President & CEO of Voto Latino. Featured guests included: Cristal Baron, President of Rice Financial; Valentino D. Carlotti, Head of Institutional Client Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Chloe Drew; Adrienne Eason Wheatley, Litigation Partner at Latham & Watkins; John Fleurant, Chief Financial Officer at New York Life; Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan for Latinas; Lydia Loizides, Founder of Talentedly; Dee Poku, Co-Founder and CEO of WIE Network; Sheila Ronning, CEO & Founder of Women in the Boardroom; and Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of Partnership for New York City.
On Thursday, June 4, 2015, CUP hosted its 5th Annual Digital Power Lunch, gathering fifty power players from the digital and technology industries to facilitate information exchange and industry connections. The keynote conversation featured David Eun, Executive Vice President, Global Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics, and Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Vice President of Smart TV Services at Samsung Electronics.