CUP Accepting Nominations for the Gillibrand Women’s Mentoring Initiative

In an email forwarded to the CUP network, Executive Director of the organization, Chloe Drew announced a call for nominees for the organization’s Gillibrand Women’s Mentoring Initiative.  The program – open to CUP members in good standing – was sparked by Senator Kirsten Gilliabrand calling on CUP and the Partnership for New York City to build a pipeline of women who aspire to advance their careers, grow their strategic networks, serve on high-impact boards and give back to their communities.  See the requirements for the program.  Completed applications are due on Friday, April 19th at 5:00 p.m. EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Read The Rest

Corporate and Entertainment Celebs Come Out for CUP 6th Annual Leadership Gala (PICS)

The Council of Urban Professionals’ (CUP) Leadership Gala was a star-studded event held on Tuesday, April 2nd. Entertainment celebrities and Hollywood Celebrities were there to recognize New York’s leading women and people of color in the private and non profit worlds.

Among the guests were Chef Roble Ali, Misty Copeland – Soloist, American Ballet Theatre, President and Chairman of Macy’s Inc. Terry Lundgren and Amex CEO, Ken Chenault.

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Chef Roble, America’s Next Top Model’s Fatima and Levon Moulton of the Gala Benefit Committee Read The Rest

CUP Presents A Conversation with Financial Expert Mellody Hobson

As part of its Distinguished Leadership Series, the Council of Urban Professionals will present “A Conversation with Mellody Hobson”. March is Women’s History Month and Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, has been an inspiration to women across the country for breaking through the glass ceiling in a male dominated industry.  She joined the Ariel Investments as an intern and has risen through the ranks to become the leader of this investment firm.  Below are details on the event that will be held on Monday, March 11th at 6pm.  Go to grow, connect and build.

Mellody Hobson

Topics will include: 

Insights and Thought Leadership on Corporate Board Service
Leadership in a Global Economy
Creating New Financial Opportunity & Inclusion for Diverse Professionals

Monday, March 11, 2013

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m

383 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor Auditorium

(Between 46th & 47th Streets, Entrances on Vanderbilt St.)
New York City

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CUP Hosts 4th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum on Thursday, Nov. 15th

CUP will host its 4th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum next Thursday, November 15th. This year’s theme is The Evolving Media Landscape: The Proliferation of Niche Networks. Panelists include: Jamal Henderson, Senior Brand Manager at Mountain Dew; Laura Lee, Director, Entertainment Content Partnerships at YouTube; Kay Madati, Head of Entertainment & Media at Facebook; and Cristina Patwa, Co-Founder of El Rey Network. Our esteemed Moderator for the evening will be Payne Brown, Managing Director of Highbridge Principal Strategies. Read The Rest