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Power Series Event: A Conversation on Multicultural Leadership

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.

2015 Fellows Graduation

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, CUP presented A Conversation on Pathways to Service in honor of the 2014 CUP Fellows upon their completion of the CUP Fellows Program. The event, hosted by Hughes Hubbard & Reed, featured Paula Gavin, New York City's Chief Service Officer, who discussed her career across sectors and offered strategies for positioning oneself for civic leadership. 2014 CUP Fellows also shared their experiences as CUP Fellows and as advisors to CUP’s nonprofit partners via the CUP Fellows Capstone Projects.

2nd Annual Founders Holiday Reception

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, CUP in Los Angeles held its 2nd Annual Founders Holiday Reception at L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills. The evening featured a conversation with Orly Marley, President of Tuff Gong Worldwide, and Marissa Nance, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Multicultural Marketing at OMD Worldwide.

6th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, CUP hosted its 6th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a dynamic Keynote Conversation between Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., and Bryant Gumbel, Host of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. In addition, we announced our 3rd Annual List of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2014 | Media & Entertainment, leaders across the media & entertainment sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.

Dinner and Conversation with Anre Williams

On Thursday, November 6, 2014 ten participants from the CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation with Anre Williams, President of Global Merchant Services at American Express, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Williams shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.

Distinguished Leadership Series

On Monday, November 3, 2014, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, hosted by Goldman Sachs. The keynote conversation featured Edward Lewis, Co-Founder of Essence Communications Inc. and Molly Ashby, CEO & Chairman of Solera Capital. Special remarks were given by Valentino D. Carlotti, Head of the Securities Division Institutional Client Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Lewis shared his experiences building & leading a successful business, identifying & capitalizing on marketplace opportunities, evolving as an entrepreneur, and engaging the female consumer.

5th Annual Lawyers Forum

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, CUP hosted its 5th Annual Lawyers Forum, featuring a Keynote Conversation with Christopher Reynolds, Group Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., and Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Thomson Reuters. The event was moderated by Eduardo M. Peñalver, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. Reynolds and Stanley shared their insights on changing leadership and diversity in the law industry.

Distinguished Leadership Series in LA

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, CUP in Los Angeles held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, hosted by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. The evening featured a conversation with Jeri Harman, Managing Partner & CEO of Avante Mezzanine Partners, Sean Monroe, Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, and Mina Pacheco Nazemi, Partner at GCM Grosvenor. The conversation was moderated by Andrew Cheng, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

7th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum featuring a Keynote Conversation with Dmitri Stockton, President & CEO of GE Asset Management, moderated by Gwendolyn Butler, President of Capri Capital Partners. In addition, we announced our 3rd Annual List of CUP Catalysts in Finance, leaders of color and women who are affecting change in both the business and civic sectors.

Second Annual CUP Fellows Convening

On September 12th & 13th, 2014, fifty CUP Fellows and CUP Fellows Alumni convened for the second annual CUP Fellows Convening. The convening kicked-off with a CUP Fellows Networking Reception on Friday, September 12th, hosted by CUP Board Member and CUP Fellows Alumni Board Co-Chair Johnita Mizelle, followed by a symposium,Defining Your Personal Leadership Brand,on Saturday, September 13th, hosted by Ogilvy & Mather. The CUP Fellows Symposium, featuring Jonathan Simon, Director, Corporate & Investment Banking - Global Public Sector at Citi and CUP Leadership Institute Advisory Board Chair, and brand expert Terri Nimmons, was designed to equip CUP Fellows and CUP Fellows Alumni with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage their personal brand and position themselves for success.