Membership Benefits


Founded in 2007, CUP is a nonprofit organization focused on preparing high-performing professionals of color and women for the rise to senior leadership roles and board service within targeted sectors. The CUP Leadership Institute provides structured leadership development programs and is CUP's formal training arm.

Through 65+ annual events - forums, leadership development programs, and peer networks- CUP empowers aspiring diverse professionals to develop connections, opportunities, and expertise that best position them for top leadership roles, resulting in transformative impact on our communities.

CUP has decided place a hold on recruiting new paid and corporate partner members in 2018. As a result, we’re extending all 2017 memberships through 2018.  Members will continue to be the first to receive information about CUP events and offerings. We are working to ensure there are several events to offer our members in 2018.

Please read our FAQ for more information. 

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