On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, CUP hosted its 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, “Women – Revolutionizing How We Lead & Succeed”, hosted by Time Warner Inc. & Voya Financial. Honorees included: Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, & Anna Maria Chávez , CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. Featured guests included: Joanna Barsh, Director at Centered Leadership Project, Nadja Bellan-White , Senior Partner & Managing Director at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Tiffany Dufu , Chief Leadership Officer at Levo League, Arianna Huffington , Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief at Huffington Post Media Group, Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing at HBO, Keija Minor , Editor-in-Chief of Brides Magazine, Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project, Jane Hyun, President, Hyun & Associates and Author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, Co-Author, Flex, Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of Perception Institute, & Board Chair at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Carmen Wong Ulrich, Assistant Industry Professor at NYU Poly-Tech, Author and President of Malecon Productions.
On Tuesday, June 2014, CUP in Los Angeles held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, sponsored by FOX Audience Strategy and hosted at Creative Artists Agency. The evening featured a conversation with Keith Clinkscales, CEO, REVOLT Media & TV, and Jimmy Smith, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Amusement Park Entertainment. The conversation was moderated by Nadira A. Hira, Author of the Forthcoming Book, Misled: How a Generation of Leaders Lost the Faith (And Just What You’ll Need to Get It Back).
On Thursday, May 22, 2014, CUP hosted a Distinguished Leadership Series event featuring Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation and Gara LaMarche, President of Democracy Alliance. The conversation was moderated by Alexis McGill Johnson, Chair at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The event explored Engaging More Actively in Philanthropy & Advocacy, Improving Individual & Collective Approaches to High End Philanthropy, and Building & Sustaining Effective Models for Public-Private Collaboration.
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, CUP presented A Conversation with Brian Aherns hosted by Prudential. Brian Aherns, Executive Vice President, Prudential Asset Management, shared insights to securing your future, the critical value of effective retirement planning, and creating financial success in the long run.
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, CUP hosted its 4th 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 Alex Moulle-Berteaux, Chief Commercial Officer, Aereo, and Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Vice President of Smart TV Services, Samsung.
On Monday, May 19, 2014, ten participants from the CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation with William M. Lewis, Lazard's Co-Chairman of Investment Banking, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Lewis shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.
On Thursday, April 17, 2014, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Leadership Gala, where we honored: Natalie Morales, News Anchor and Co-Host of Third Hour of NBC News’ “Today”, with the Breakthrough Leadership Award; Gregory J. Fleming, President of Wealth Management & President of Investment Management at Morgan Stanley, with the New York City Vision Leadership Award; and Target, was presented with the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award, which was accepted by Kim Strong, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Target.
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the Fall 2013 CUP Executive Leadership Program (CUP ELP) kicked-off with an intensive skills-based retreat at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ. Through a structured series of workshops, coaching sessions, and conversations with senior business leaders, participants came away from the retreat with actionable plans to implement strategies to position themselves for opportunities in their organizations.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, CUP hosted its 5th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a Keynote Conversation with Dick Parsons , Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners, LLC. Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Time Warner Inc., was the moderator for the evening. Parsons discussed his transition across sectors and attributed his success to relationships with mentors, taking chances, tenacity, and self-confidence.