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3rd Annual Pipeline to Power Summit

Register now! CUP's 3rd Annual Pipeline to Power Summit hosted by Goldman Sachs, featuring discussions with distinguished leaders on: "Investing in Diverse Owned Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Funds" and "Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Board Members" Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, 10am - 12 noon REGISTER HERE
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Tech Forum Language

CUP's last event of 2020 -- the INAUGURAL TECH FORUM and TECH CATALYSTS RECOGNITION CEREMONY. Tech experts will share their perspectives on Algorithmic Bias in this special conversation hosted by Bloomberg LP. ANNOUNCING: CUP's 2020 Inaugural Tech Catalysts!!! Proudly honored @ CUP's Recognition Ceremony, Tues., Dec. 15th, for their extraordinary achievements as diverse professionals in…
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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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The Possibility Project – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? The Possibility Project brings teenagers together to transform the negative forces in their lives and communities into positive action.  Using the performing arts and community action as vehicles, our youth learn to build relationships across difference, resolve conflicts, engage in their communities, and lead. What makes your organization so unique in…
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Shea Owens – CUP Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a corporate attorney with experience in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, contractual negotiations, regulatory compliance (including with the U.S. securities laws, anti-bribery requirements and export control regulations), and corporate governance. I completed fellowships in Brazil, Kenya and Switzerland before graduating from…
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Celina Lee – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? What is the biggest challenge of your work? I am the Business Development Director and General Counsel at AKAStudy, a startup that develops artificial intelligence engine to create innovative educational services and software. Our mission is to build technology to help people learn and…
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Perkins Coie – Corporate Partner Spotlight

What is Perkins Coie’s approach to diversity? Diversity has been a long-standing core value of the firm.  We also made it one of our strategic goals.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive community where opportunities to succeed are transparent and accessible to all. Perkins Coie embraces diversity as part of our commitment to…
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Paul Yoon – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Litigation Partner at an international law firm, Wong Fleming PC. After college, I started my career with an interest in public service and served as Special Assistant to Washington DC Mayor, Anthony Williams. After graduating law school, I…
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Kelvin Jones – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m a Senior Vice President at GE Asset Management and I lead a team of risk professionals responsible for the management of market and operational risk for our externally managed assets.  This includes our Alternative Asset area which is comprised of…
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Anastasia Williams – LA Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am an Associate at MediaLink, a strategic advisory and business development firm with offices in NY, Los Angeles, and Chicago. I was originally hired as an Assistant, handling project management and juggling calendars for 5 SVPs. What is the biggest challenge…
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Jennifer Minezaki – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Director, Communications for Disney Channels Worldwide.  I oversee communication and press relations for Disney XD, including its properties with Marvel and Lucasfilm, and Disney Channel's popular franchise -- Disney Channel Original Movies. While attending USC, I worked on…
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