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Distinguished Leadership Series: The Silicon Beach Effect

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, CUP hosted a Distinguished Leadership Series: The Silicon Beach Effect hosted by Atom Factory. The evening's program included a panel discussion featuring Troy Carter, Founder & CEO of Atom Factory; Brian Robbins, CEO of AwesomenessTV, and Michael Seibel, Partner at YCombinator. The conversation was moderated by Lori Kozlowski, Editorial Director at Atom Factory.

Power Series Event: A Conversation on Multicultural Leadership

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Morgan Stanley hosted A Conversation on Multicultural Leadership. The evening's program included a fireside chat featuring Mandell Crawley, Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer at Morgan Stanley, and Jose Tavarez, Managing Director & Head of Emerging Markets FICC Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mandell and Jose shared strategies for becoming a highly effective global leader, positioning & preparing yourself for advancement, and managing the intersection between cultural and racial identity in the financial industry.

2015 Fellows Graduation

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, CUP presented A Conversation on Pathways to Service in honor of the 2014 CUP Fellows upon their completion of the CUP Fellows Program. The event, hosted by Hughes Hubbard & Reed, featured Paula Gavin, New York City's Chief Service Officer, who discussed her career across sectors and offered strategies for positioning oneself for civic leadership. 2014 CUP Fellows also shared their experiences as CUP Fellows and as advisors to CUP’s nonprofit partners via the CUP Fellows Capstone Projects.

6th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, CUP hosted its 6th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a dynamic Keynote Conversation between Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., and Bryant Gumbel, Host of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. In addition, we announced our 3rd Annual List of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2014 | Media & Entertainment, leaders across the media & entertainment sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.

Dinner and Conversation with Anre Williams

On Thursday, November 6, 2014 ten participants from the CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation with Anre Williams, President of Global Merchant Services at American Express, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Williams shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.

Distinguished Leadership Series

On Monday, November 3, 2014, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, hosted by Goldman Sachs. The keynote conversation featured Edward Lewis, Co-Founder of Essence Communications Inc. and Molly Ashby, CEO & Chairman of Solera Capital. Special remarks were given by Valentino D. Carlotti, Head of the Securities Division Institutional Client Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Lewis shared his experiences building & leading a successful business, identifying & capitalizing on marketplace opportunities, evolving as an entrepreneur, and engaging the female consumer.

5th Annual Lawyers Forum

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, CUP hosted its 5th Annual Lawyers Forum, featuring a Keynote Conversation with Christopher Reynolds, Group Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., and Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Thomson Reuters. The event was moderated by Eduardo M. Peñalver, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. Reynolds and Stanley shared their insights on changing leadership and diversity in the law industry.

7th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum featuring a Keynote Conversation with Dmitri Stockton, President & CEO of GE Asset Management, moderated by Gwendolyn Butler, President of Capri Capital Partners. In addition, we announced our 3rd Annual List of CUP Catalysts in Finance, leaders of color and women who are affecting change in both the business and civic sectors.

6th Annual Women's Leadership Forum

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, CUP hosted its 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, “Women – Revolutionizing How We Lead & Succeed”, hosted by Time Warner Inc. & Voya Financial. Honorees included: Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, & Anna Maria Chávez , CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. Featured guests included: Joanna Barsh, Director at Centered Leadership Project, Nadja Bellan-White , Senior Partner & Managing Director at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Tiffany Dufu , Chief Leadership Officer at Levo League, Arianna Huffington , Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief at Huffington Post Media Group, Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing at HBO, Keija Minor , Editor-in-Chief of Brides Magazine, Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project, Jane Hyun, President, Hyun & Associates and Author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, Co-Author, Flex, Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of Perception Institute, & Board Chair at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Carmen Wong Ulrich, Assistant Industry Professor at NYU Poly-Tech, Author and President of Malecon Productions.

A Conversation With Keith Clinkscales & Jimmy Smith

On Tuesday, June 2014, CUP in Los Angeles held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, sponsored by FOX Audience Strategy and hosted at Creative Artists Agency. The evening featured a conversation with Keith Clinkscales, CEO, REVOLT Media & TV, and Jimmy Smith, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Amusement Park Entertainment. The conversation was moderated by Nadira A. Hira, Author of the Forthcoming Book, Misled: How a Generation of Leaders Lost the Faith (And Just What You’ll Need to Get It Back).