Our Vision

Our vision for the next ten years is to become the voice of diverse professionals and, through the delivery of talent development activities and compelling thought leadership, to be a catalyst for the promotion of women and people of color into positions of leadership.

Our Mission

CUP’s mission is to inspire, elevate and empower the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders and women.

Our Approach

CUP creates future diverse leaders through our 65+ events, forums, summits, leadership development programs, and peer networks.



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Corporate & Foundation Partners

The Council of Urban Professionals’ vision is to become the voice of diverse professionals and, through the delivery of talent development activities and compelling thought leadership, be a catalyst for the promotion of diverse professionals and women into leadership positions. Our Corporate Partners seek to increase the leadership profiles and value of their employees. Join the growing list of blue chip organizations that are benefiting from their CUP partnership today. To become a corporate or foundation partner of CUP, please contact Melissa Fenton at 212-233-8950 or mfenton@cupusa.org.
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