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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.

Dinner & Conversation with Dmitri Stockton

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, ten participants from the CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation, with Dmitri Stockton, President and CEO of GE Asset Management, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Stockton shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.

6th Annual Women's Leadership Forum

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.

A Conversation With Keith Clinkscales & Jimmy Smith

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).

A Conversation on Strategic Philanthropy

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.