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Giving Tuesday 2020

DONATE Please join us on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, when the CUP community will come together for #GivingTuesday, a global movement that celebrates and encourages philanthropic giving. We hope that you will support CUP’s mission to inspire, elevate and empower the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders. CUP advances the careers of women…
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Wall Street Partners Forum

Join us! CUP's 2020 Wall Street Partners Forum hosted by Citi Thursday, October 29th, 2020, 5:30pm - 6:30pm A virtual discussion with Jane Fraser, President of Citi and CEO of Global Consumer Banking, and Citi leaders "Reimagining Wall Street" Register Today!: Jane Fraser @PaulBurroughsJr. Bola Oyesanya Sandra Peterson Special thanks to our Corporate partners!…
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Women of CUP: Talking About What Matters

Bank of America Sponsored Series, Part I, September 29, 2020, 5pm - 6pm, Networking Power Half Hour 6pm - 6:30pm. Moderator: Kaplan Mobray, Pre-eminent Leadership Coach and Motivation Expert; Acclaimed Author, The 10Ks of Personal Branding, Kaplan Mobray Inc. Speakers: Ebony A. Thomas, SVP, Environmental, Social & Governance, Capital Deployment and Public Policy Executive, Bank…
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Corporate Innovation – Reimagining Global Leadership

  Speaker: Asahi Pompey, Head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation/ CUP 2020 Honoree for Corporate Innovation Moderator: David Clunie, Executive Director, Black Economic Alliance Host: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, Council of Urban Professionals Producer: Living Latina Productions LLC Download
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“Visionary Leadership – Reimagining America”

  Date: June 25, 2020 Moderator: 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 Host: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP
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Reimagining the Future of New York

  Date: June 18, 2020 Moderator: 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 Host: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP Resources Assembly Passes Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act 10 Steps to…
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Authenticity and Values Based Leadership in Times of Crisis

  Date: June 11, 2020, 2pm Moderator: Kaplan Mobray, Author, Motivation Expert, Leadership Coach, CEO, Kaplan Mobray Speakers: 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 Host: Melissa Fenton, Executive Director, CUP Resources Toward a Racially…
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Covid-19 —Investing in black lives and livelihoods— McKinsey April 2020 Report

   Date: May 21st, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Moderator: 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 Resources “COVID-19’s effect on minority-owned small businesses in the United States,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020…
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Bio Tech Innovations — People of Color Mobilizing to Solve Covid-19

  Date: May 14, 2020, 2pm – 3pm Moderator: 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 Resources Nanobiosym Articles: The Urgent Need for Next Gen Tech to Win the War against Covid and other pandemics -…
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