CUP Conversations

The CUP Conversations Speaker Series presents virtual thought leadership webinars and interviews featuring individuals who will share strategies, concepts and tools to educate our CUP Community during the COVID-19 crisis.

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CUP Conversations – Turning Silence Into Activism – United With Cuban Voices Demanding Freedom, Dignity and Justice

 

Date: August 4, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP                                                                                                                                                                     Moderated by: Alana Tummino, Former Head, AS/COA, Cuba Working Group  Panelists: Adam San-Miguel, Client Director, Google/Founder, Cuban American, Alliance for Leadership & Education; Fernando Snowden-Lorence, Vice President, Regional Director North East, Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase; Guillermo C. Artiles, Partner, Chair, Government Affairs, McCarter & English, LLP _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BofA CUP Connections Part II | Talking About Beginning Again | Returning to Work

 

Date: June 30, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP Moderated by: Shirley Lamm, SVP, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Bank of America Panelists: Rose Blackwood, SVP, Corporate Real Estate Strategy Executive, Bank of America; Sheila Peluso, Senior Managing, Director, Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Legal Officer at Cerberus Capital Management; Sonia Shields, Global Head of Campus Recruiting and Program Management, Bank of America; Regina M. Soares, Director, Citi Prime Finance, Citi; Leadership Coach/Power Half-Hour Structured Networking Moderator; Rachel B. Garrett, ACC, CPC, Career Transition Coach, Founder of the Career Command Membership _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CUP CELEBRATES PRIDE - AN INTERVIEW WITH MELISSA HAIZLIP - DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND WRITER, MR. SOUL! DOCUMENTARY

 

Date: June 29, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hosted & Moderated by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP                                                                                                                                 Speaker: Melissa Haizlip, Director, Producer and Writer, Mr. Soul! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CUP CONVERSATIONS – BEGIN AGAIN: MINARI – A NEW UNIVERSAL PORTRAIT OF AMERICA

 

Date: May 21, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hosted & Moderated by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP                                                                                                                                             Panelists: Christina Oh, Film Producer & In-House Production Executive Producer, Plan B, Minari; Harroy Yoon, Film & TV Editor, Sidetime, Minari _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CUP CONVERSATIONS – ABACUS BANK – BEGIN AGAIN: JOURNEY TO             JUSTICE IN AMERICA

This conversation will discuss the journey to justice in America for the Sung Family in the documentary "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail."

Date: May, 12, 2021 Hosted & Moderated by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP Panelists: Thomas Sung, Chairman of the Board, Abacus Federal Savings Bank; Chanterelle Sung, Compliance Director: Vera Sung, Attorney & Board Member, Abacus Federal Savings Bank; Jill Sung, President & CEO, Abacus Federal Savings Bank; Mark Mitten, Producer, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Founder & Manager Partner, Mitten Media Producer: Living Latina Productions LLC

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CUP CONVERSATIONS – BEGIN AGAIN: TRANSFORMING TRUTHS, HOPE AND CHANGE INTO A NEW AMERICA

This CUP Conversation will discuss urgent lessons in the book "Begin Again" that speak of the past and propose solutions for our own future.

Date: April 29, 2021 Moderated by: Michael A. Persaud, Portfolio Manager, Global Sports and Entertainment, Associate Director, Morgan Stanley, CUP Board Member, LA Representative Speaker: Eddie S. Glaude Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University, New York Times Bestselling Author   Producer: Living Latina Productions LLC

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CUP CONNECTIONS PART I | BEGIN AGAIN: WOMEN IN FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP TALKING ABOUT HOW TO BE POST-PANDEMIC PREPARED

This two-part speaker series will focus on discussions about the renewal of investment in women as career professionals and business owners.  

Date: April 21, 2021 Moderated by: Barry Simmons, Managing Director, Divisional Director, Chase Wealth Management North America (East), JPMorgan Chase Bank Speakers: Jen Auerbach, Managing Director, Head of Strategic Growth Markets, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Lauren Kolodny, Founding Partner, Acrew Capital; Savita Subramanian, Head of Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Research, Head of US Equity & Quantitative Strategy BofA Global Research, Bank of America Producer: Living Latina Productions LLC

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“HOW TO” SERIES: TV WRITING INSIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS AND REALITIES OF REPPING “FOR THE CULTURE”

This new “How To” Series is virtual conversation style training session designed to manage, develop skills and to help you in your professional  career.
 
Date: March 29, 2021 Moderated by: Crescent Muhammad, Managing Director, CUP LASpeakers: NefetarI Spencer, Writer/Actress, Kids Say The Darnest Things; Tracy Taylor, Story Editor, The Good Doctor, ABC; Angela Yarbrough, Executive Story Editor, Danger Force, Nickelodeon Producer: Living Latina Productions LLC

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP TEAMING UP TO LEAD, EMPOWER AND THRIVE

Jacqueline Adams and Beverly Anderson discussed the book "A Blessing” - Women of Color Teaming Up to Lead, Empower and Thrive.

Date: March 12, 2021 Hosted & Moderated by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, Council of Urban Professionals Speakers: Jacqueline Adams, Co-author of the book “A Blessing” Women of Color Teaming Up to Lead, Empower and Thrive, Beverly Anderson, President of Global Consumer Solutions, Equifax Producer: Living Latina Productions LLC

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: THOUGHT LEADERS TURNING UNREST INTO SYSTEMATIC AND LASTING CHANGE

Date: February 24, 2021 Moderated by: David W. Brown, Partner, Paul Weiss
Speakers: Alvin Bragg, Visiting Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Racial Justice Project, Camelia M. Valdes, Prosecutor, Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, Jorge L. Vasquez Jr., Program Director, Power and Democracy Program, Advancement Project; CUP 2020 New York Fellow Host: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, Council of Urban Professionals Producer: Living Latina Productions LLC

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: CORPORATE INNOVATION - REIMAGINING GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, Council of Urban Professionals Moderated by: David Clunie, Executive Director, Black Economic Alliance Speaker: Asahi Pompey, Head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation/ CUP 2020 Honoree for Corporate Innovation Producer: Living Latina Productions LLC

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: INDUSTRY INNOVATION LEADERSHIP — REIMAGINING COMMUNITY IMPACT

CUP 2020 Honoree, Dorene C. Dominguez, Chairwoman and CEO, Vanir Group of Companies, Inc.
Moderated by: Natalie Morales, NBC's "Today Show", West Coast Anchor
Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, Council of Urban Professionals

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: BREAKTHROUGH LEADERSHIP — REIMAGINING NEW HEIGHTS FOR DIVERSE ARTISTS

Date: July 2, 2020 Moderated by: Anthony Ramos, Actor/Musician ("Hamilton"/ "A Star is Born"/ "In The Heights") Speakers: Jon M. Chu, Director/Producer ("Crazy Rich Asians"/ "In The Heights"), CUP 2020 Breakthrough Leadership Honoree Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: “VISIONARY LEADERSHIP – REIMAGINING AMERICA”

Date: June 25, 2020 Moderated by: Marcos Torres, Managing Director, Head of Communications Media & Entertainment Investment Banking Group, RBC Capital Markets Speakers: Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Entertainment Studios, Allen Media Group Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF NEW YORK

Date: June 18, 2020                                                                                                            Moderated by: April Ryan, Washington Bureau Chief, White House Correspondent at American Urban Radio Networks                                                                                      Speakers: Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. House of Representatives, NY-8 Honorable Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel at Latino Justice PRLDEF.   Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: AUTHENTICITY AND VALUES BASED LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Date: June 11, 2020                                                                                                                         Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP                                                Moderated by: Kaplan Mobray, Author, Motivation Expert, Leadership Coach, CEO, Kaplan Mobray                                                                                                                                      Panelists: Natasha Holiday, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, Frederick A. Davie, Executive VP, Union Theological Seminary in NYC, Chris Michel, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Americas, Bloomberg LP

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: INNOVATION, INCLUSION AND SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH FINANCIAL SERVICES

Date: May 28, 2020 Hosted by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP Moderated by: Grace Reyes, CEO, The Investment Diversity Exchange, TIDE Speakers: Margaret Anadu, Partner, Head of Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs, Sekou Kaalund, Managing Director, Head of Advancing Black Pathways, JPMC

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: COVID-19 —INVESTING IN BLACK LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS— MCKINSEY APRIL 2020 REPORT

Date: May 21st, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm Moderated by: Frank Dix, Management Consultant, NY, CUP Board Member Speakers: Shelley Stewart, Partner, NJ, McKinsey & Company, Jason Wright, Washington, DC, McKinsey & Company, Samuel Yamoah, Minnapolis, MN, McKinsey & Company

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: BIO TECH INNOVATIONS — PEOPLE OF COLOR MOBILIZING TO SOLVE COVID-19

Date: May 14, 2020, 2pm – 3pm
Moderated by: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, Council of Urban Professionals
Speakers: Dr. Anita Goel, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Nanobiosym Diagnostics
Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne, Co-Founder and Venture Capitalist, Wocstar Fund

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: SEIZING THE MOMENT — OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATING YOUR EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT

Date: May 7, 2020 Moderated by: Alexandra Wallace, Head of Media and Content, Verizon Media Speakers: Roderick Hardamon, Founder and Chairman, Urge Imprint and Urge Development Group, Patty Juarez, National Diverse Segments Director, Commercial Banking Group, Wells Fargo & Company

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: WOMEN ELEVATING WOMEN THROUGH CRISIS

Date: April 30th, 2pm - 3pm
Moderator: Michelle Miller, Co-host of "CBS This Morning: Saturday"
Speakers:
Karen Gamba, Co-Founder of ExV Agency and Founder of Women Building Women.
Jill Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), based in Newark, NJ.
Kimberly Lee Minor CLSSBB, CEO/CMO, Bumbershoot, LLC, Founder of Spiceteria

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: COVID-19, ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

Date: April 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Speakers: Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League; Ken Ebie, Founder and Principal, Ebie Strategies LLC

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CUP CONVERSATIONS: 6 TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME DURING COVID-19

Date: April 9, 2pm Speaker: Paula T. Edgar, Esq., Partner, Inclusion Strategy Solutions '15 and CUP 2020 NY Fellows Program 
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In January 2014, CUP launched a mini-series called "CUP Conversations," where industry trailblazers answer questions about their lessons on leadership. To date, we have featured: Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, LLC; Geoffrey Canada, Social Activist & Educator and former CEO of Harlem Children's Zone; Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States and Economic Development Expert; Don Liu, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Xerox Corporation; Misty Copeland, Soloist with the American Ballet Theatre; Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Time Warner Inc; Ruben Santiago HudsonAward-Winning Actor, Writer & Director; Teri Plummer McClure, Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer at UPS; Scott Mills, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at Viacom; Thelma Golden, Director & Chief Curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem; Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President & General Counsel at The New York Public Library; and Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Our thirteenth video highlights Richard Parsons, Senior Partner at Providence Equity Partners.