Samantha E. Erskine
Director of Development
Council of Urban Professionals
Special Advisor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
Hosted by CastleOak Securities, L.P.
Dinner & Conversation with Carla Harris,Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley
Monday, March 30, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
By invitation only
8TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP GALA
Thursday, April 9, 2015
6:00pm - 9:30pm
To purchase tickets, click here. ~ Only 20 Discounted Tickets Left~
For more information on the event and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Samantha Erskine.
2015 CUP CATALYSTS
Beginning Tuesday, March 3, CUP will welcome nominations for CUP Catalysts in Finance, Law, and Media & Entertainment. CUP's annual list highlights diverse professionals across these industries who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact in their community. To view our 2014 CUP Catalysts, please click here.
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; Thelma Golden, Director & Chief Curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem; and Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President & General Counsel at The New York Public Library. Our twelfth video highlights Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
CUP Conversations - Preet Bharara
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
HEROES AND ROLE MODELS
As Black History Month comes to an end, who is your living, historical, or literary hero? How has she or he inspired your life? Please post your responses on our Facebook page or tweet us on Twitter! #CUPMYHERO.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW 2015 CUP FELLOWS
CUP is proud to introduce the 2015 CUP Fellows! Twenty-five talented, diverse professionals with a passion for civic engagement have been selected from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to join this year's cohort. Through the CUP Fellows Program, sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and American Express, participants will complete a rigorous ten-month leadership development experience that includes comprehensive trainings on topics such as board service, fundraising, and public speaking, in addition to community service opportunities and a capstone project.
The program kicked off last weekend with a networking reception for the incoming class and CUP Fellows Alumni at The 40/40 Club, followed by a day-long retreat at Doral Arrowwood in Westchester. During the retreat, Fellows heard thought-provoking remarks on civic leadership from Assemblyman Michael Blake, participated in an interactive workshop on Assessing Your Leadership Style, and completed the day with an 'Amazing Race' teambuilding activity.
We look forward to working with the 2015 Fellows throughout the year. Click here to meet the 2015 CUP Fellows.
2015 CUP Fellows
Photography by: Kabir Chopra
Photography by: Kabir Chopra
POWER SERIES EVENT: A CONVERSATION ON MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP
On Tuesday, February 17, 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. To view photos from this event, please click here.
Jose Tavarez & Mandell Crawley
Photography by: Catalina Kulczar
DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES EVENT: A CONVERSATION ON LATINO LEADERSHIP
On Monday, February 25, Bank of America hosted A Conversation on Latino Leadership. The evening's program included a fireside chat featuring Monica C. Lozano, Chair of the Board, US Hispanic Media Inc., & Board Member, Bank of America, and Sonia Dulá, Vice Chairman, Latin America, Global Corporate & Investment Banking Division, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Monica shared her personal journey, including her experience serving on corporate boards. More specifically, Monica shared her perspective on the advances that women and Latinos have made in the work place, the evolution of the role of corporate boards, and the value of a diverse board. To view photos from this event, please click here.
Sonia Dulá & Monica C. Lozano
Photography by: Catalina Kulczur
WELCOME TO OUR NEW CUP MEMBERS
Click here to see the full list of our newest members.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CUP MEMBERS
, 2014 CUP Media & Entertainment Catalyst and Publisher for TheRoot.com, was featured in Cosmopolitan
. To read the article, Get That Life: How I Became the Publisher of The Root, please click here.
- Keli Lee, 2014 CUP Media & Entertainment Catalyst and Executive Vice President of Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting at Disney ABC Television Group, was featured in Cosmopolitan. To read the article, Get That Life: How I Became the Head of Casting and Talent for ABC Entertainment, please click here.
- Esther Kim, 2014 CUP Fellow and Vice President at BlackRock, was the CUP raffle winner for completing the CUP member survey!
- Arpita Mazumdar, 2014 CUP Fellow was promoted to Business Manager in Global Securities Division Management and Strategy, Office of the COO at Goldman Sachs.
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