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.
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series: BIG DATA. BIG INSIGHTS. hosted by HBO. The evening's program included a panel discussion featuring Gayle Fuguitt,CEO and President of The Advertising Research Foundation, Sheldon Gilbert, Founder and CEO of Proclivity Media, and Jonathan Keske PH.D, Director, Marketing Sciences at HBO. The conversation was moderated by Stephany Verstraete, Chief Marketing Officer at TRUVERIS.
On Thursday, April 9, 2015, CUP hosted its 8th Annual Leadership Gala, where we honored: Vanessa Morrison, President of Twentieth Century Fox Animation, and Nancy Utley, President of Fox Searchlight Pictures, with the Creative Visionary Leadership Award; the Selma for Students Movement (accepted by Valentino D. Carlotti, Head of Institutional Client Group Goldman, Sachs & Co.) with the Civic & Educational Leadership Award; and Prudential Financial, Inc. (accepted by Judy Rice, Chief Diversity Officer of Prudential Investment Management) with the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award.
On Monday, March 30, 2015, fifteen participants from the CUP Fellows Program and CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation, with Carla Harris Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Ms. Harris shared her perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.
On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, CUP hosted a Distinguished Leadership Series: The Silicon Beach Effect hosted by Atom Factory. The evening's program included a panel discussion featuring Troy Carter, Founder & CEO of Atom Factory; Brian Robbins, CEO of AwesomenessTV, and Michael Seibel, Partner at YCombinator. The conversation was moderated by Lori Kozlowski, Editorial Director at Atom Factory.
On Monday, February 23, 2015, CUP hosted a Distinguished Leadership Series: A Conversation on Latino Leadership, hosted by Bank of America. The evening's program included a fireside chat conversation featuring Monica C. Lozano, Chair of the Board at US Hispanic Media Inc., & Board Member at Bank of America, and Sonia Dulá, Vice Chairman, Latin America, Global Corporate & Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Throughout the conversation, Monica shared about her personal journey, including her experience serving on corporate boards. More specifically, Monica shared perspective on the advances that women and Latinos have made in the work place, the evolution of the role of corporate boards, and the value of a diverse board.
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Morgan Stanley hosted A Conversation on Multicultural Leadership. The evening's program included a fireside chat featuring Mandell Crawley, Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer at Morgan Stanley, and Jose Tavarez, Managing Director & Head of Emerging Markets FICC Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mandell and Jose shared strategies for becoming a highly effective global leader, positioning & preparing yourself for advancement, and managing the intersection between cultural and racial identity in the financial industry.