Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
RLJ Lodging Trust
Senior Vice President
Senior Director and Manager
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
POWER SERIES EVENT: A CONVERSATION ON MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP
Hosted by Morgan Stanley
Topics Include: Strategies for Becoming a Highly Effective Global Leader; Positioning & Preparing Yourself for Advancement; Managing the Intersection Between Cultural and Racial Identity in the Financial Industry
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Attendee Profile: Mid Level Professionals and Above in Finance
For Event Information, Contact Kiyana Stansbury.
DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES EVENT: A CONVERSATION ON LATINO LEADERSHIP
Hosted by Bank of America
Monday, February 23, 2015
5:30pm - 8:00pm
8TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP GALA
Thursday, April 9, 2015
6:00pm - 9:30pm
For more information on the event and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Samantha Erskine.
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 Hudson, Award-Winning Actor, Writer & Director; Teri Plummer McClure, Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer at UPS; Scott Mills, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at Viacom; and Thelma Golden, Director & Chief Curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem. Our eleventh video highlights Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President & General Counsel at The New York Public Library.
CUP Conversations - Michele Coleman Mayes
Vice President & General Counsel at The New York Public Library
2014 CUP CATALYSTS
Our 2014 CUP Catalysts, a group of accomplished diverse leaders across the financial services, legal, and media & entertainment sectors, shared their thoughts on being change agents, both professionally and civically, in a short video interview. Please click here to hear the Catalysts share their stories.
CUP membership satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We value your feedback and commitment to the organization and to that end, CUP launched its inaugural Membership Satisfaction Survey this week. We strongly encourage all members to submit their responses by tomorrow, Friday, January 30th, for a chance to win one of items listed below. Please reference the email from Brennon Marcano on January 27th to complete the survey.
- A Harman Kardon SoundSticks III Desktop Sound System
- An Apple Watch
CUP FELLOWS GRADUATION
On Thursday, January 15, 2015, CUP presented A Conversation on Pathways to Service to honor 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. To view photos from this event, click here.
Paula Gavin & Brennon Marcano
Photography by: Catalina Kulczar
2014 CUP Fellows Class
Photography by: Catalina Kulczar
2ND ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FOUNDERS HOLIDAY RECEPTION
On Thursday, December 11, 2014, CUP hosted its 2nd Annual Los Angeles Founders Holiday Reception at L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills. The evening featured a conversation with Orly Marley, President, Tuff Gong Worldwide, and Marissa Nance, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Multicultural Marketing, OMD Worldwide. To view photos from this event, click here.
Marissa Nance & Orly Marley
Photography by: Samuel Hernandez
CUP's 8TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, CUP hosted its 8th Annual Holiday Party
at the Marquee NYC. To view photos from this event, click here
Photography by: Anthony Alvarez
WELCOME TO OUR NEW CUP MEMBERS
Click here to see the full list of our newest members.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW TEAM MEMBERS
CUP welcomes Mwape Trunell, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, and Nina Pascucci, CUP Leadership Institute Program Associate. To learn more about our staff, click here.
CUP IN THE NEWS
Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards
By Brennon Marcano, CUP Executive Director
CONGRATULATIONS TO CUP MEMBERS
, CUP Board Member & Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Organization and Workforce Diversity at Disney/ABC Television Group, was featured on the Hispanic Executive
website. To read the article, click here
David Jones, CUP Board Member & Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of CastleOak Securities, L.P., is participating in the movement to bring 'SELMA' to students in Northern New Jersey who may not otherwise have the opportunity to hear Martin Luther King, Jr.'s message. To learn more, click here.
Jazmin Chavez, 2014 CUP Fellow, is now the Manager of Social Media and Community Engagement for New York City Council and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Jazmin was also appointed to the Board of Directors for Rural and Migrant Ministries.
Arpita Mazumdar, 2014 CUP Fellow, was appointed to the Board of Directors for A Global Friendship.
Juan Francisco Navarro, 2014 CUP Fellow, is now a Global Macro Strategist at OMERS Capital Markets.
GOLDMAN SACHS BLACK HISTORY MONTH NETWORKING EVENT
On the evening of February 26, 2015 Goldman Sachs will be celebrating Black History Month to recognize the many contributions of Black leaders in our society and culture, including at Goldman Sachs. If you would like to attend, please apply here. Seating is limited and the application deadline February 8, 2015. If you have any direct questions, please email GSDiversityEHRT@ny.email.gs.com.
CITY BAR SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 10TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAMPION AWARD
The New York City Bar is now accepting nominations for their Annual Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. Please share the announcement with your networks and nominate leaders in your personal and professional networks. Click here to view the nomination form. Please also save the date for their Diversity and Inclusion Champion Reception on June 11, 2015.
SEO 6TH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS CONFERENCE
The Sponsors for Educational Opportunity's (SEO's) 6th Annual Alternative Investments Conference is on March 20, 2015 in NYC. The Conference promotes diversity by providing a day of dynamic speakers, educational panels and robust networking activities, increasing access and career development for more than 350 professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternatives sector. The Conference features the insights of prominent leaders from private equity, hedge funds, real estate, limited partners, fund of funds, emerging managers, and career placement firms, while fostering valuable exposure and interaction for participants. Learn more and register today at www.seoaltinvestments.org/annual-conference.
THE NETWORK JOURNAL: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Network Journal is searching for 40 Under Forty award winners for the 2015 class. Please nominate someone from your company or circle and get the word out to your networks. To view the online nomination page, click here. The deadline to nominate is Friday, February 6, 2015.
Does your company have employment opportunities that you would like us to share with CUP's diverse network of professionals? If so, please reach out to us! We can post your reviewed and approved job position(s) in our newsletter and on our website.
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