November 2016
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Wells Fargo
December 1, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Attendee Profile: Senior Vice President or Equivalent and Above
Bill Whitaker, 60 Minutes Correspondent, CBS News
Michelle Miller, Correspondent, CBS News
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Please note: There are a limited amount of tickets available.
December 9, 2016
VIP Reception: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
General Party: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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On Tuesday, November 1, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Lawyers Forum, featuring  Secretary Johnson, United States Secretary of Homeland Security. In addition, we announced our 5th Annual List of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2016 | Law, leaders across the legal sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community. To view more photo's from this event, please click  here .


NBCUniversal Newsgroup Legal

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

To learn more about some of the Law Catalysts personal path to leadership and involvement in the community, please click here.

The  CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) kicked off with a two and a half day retreat on October 24-26, at The Westin Jersey City. CUP ELP is a leadership development program aimed at developing high-performing professionals who have been nominated by their firms. Through a mix of leadership workshops, keynote conversations, and coaching sessions, CUP ELP equips leaders with the skills needed for professional advancement. To view more photos, click here. To learn more about the CUP Executive Leadership Program, please email  Avital Tamir Temchin, Managing Director, CUP Leadership Institute at To view more photo's from the retreat, please click  here .


We at the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) are excited to announce that on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, CUP is participating in   #GivingTuesday .

#GivingTuesday is a global celebration after Thanksgiving that connects diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. On this day, hundreds of thousands of donors are going to show their support for their favorite organizations and we invite you to join the movement and donate to CUP.

As you know, CUP makes a difference by preparing high-performing professionals of color and women for the rise to senior leadership roles within financial services, legal, media & entertainment, non-profit, and public sectors. Your generous support to CUP enables us to continue to do this important work to develop diverse emerging leaders, which is needed now more than ever.

#GivingTuesday is going to be a BIG event, and everyone will be talking about who they are supporting and why. We need champions like you to help us with these three things: 
  • Mark #GivingTuesday on Your Calendar
  • Follow Us on Social Media
  • Spread the Word!
Together, we hope to raise $5,000 on #GivingTuesday and we need your help.  Every dollar donated to CUP on #GivingTuesday will help us in the pursuit of racial, ethnic, and gender parity in the highest business and civic leadership positions in the U.S.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter (#CUPGivingTuesday) so you can share in the excitement of the giving day and remember to give on November 29th. We can't wait to celebrate the difference your generosity will make.


P.S. CUP is registered with  AmazonSmile ! While doing your holiday shopping or taking advantage of  Black Friday or  Cyber Monday , use to shop and  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Council of Urban Professionals Institute . You'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, but also be supporting CUP!


  • 2016 CUP Fellow  Nicole Arrindell , Senior Staff Attorney at MFY Legal Services, has been named one of City and States 40 under 40 rising stars in NYC. To read more, click here
  • 2016 CUP Fellow Shanna Midelton  was recently promoted to Assistant Director for the NYC Office of Management and Budget. 
  • 2016 CUP Fellow  Jeff Roth, Deputy Commissioner of NYC Department of Veterans' Services, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army National Guard, signifying the President of the United States' trust and confidence in his patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities.
  • 2016 CUP Fellow Neil Padukone recently started as the inaugural Director of New Initiatives at the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, overseeing the City of New York's relationship with the music industry, as well as the digital media and advertising sectors. 
  • 2015 CUP Fellow Anta Cisse-Green, Associate General Counsel for NYU Langone Medical Center, was recently installed as the Vice President of Programs for The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA). To read more, click here.
  • 2015 CUP Fellow Paula Edgar, Principal of PGE LLC, was recently installed as the President of The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA). To read more, click here.
  • 2014 CUP Fellow Angelina Darrisaw, Founder of C-Suite Coach, recently wrote an article "The Onus is On Companies to Be More Inclusive, Not On Minority Groups to Hide Their Identities". To read more, click here. Angelina also won first place in place in Uber 's Pool Pitch competition. To read about her Pool Pitch experience, click here.
  • 2014 CUP Fellow Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the New York Bar Association, and 2015  CUP Catalyst/2009 CUP Fellow Nate Saint Victor, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, were quoted in a Bloomberg Law article "4 Ways to Reduce the Legal Industry's Gender Divide". To read more, click here.
  • 2013 CUP Fellow Jason Clark, Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the New York State Attorney, was recently installed as the next president-elect of The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA). To read more, click here.
  • 2012 CUP Fellow Sheena Foster, Regional Organizer at National Community Reinvestment Coalition was recently nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network as a "Next Generation Leader" (the youngest candidate of seven)  representing the Self Help Credit Union, a community development credit union.
  • CUP Member Justin Garrett Moore, AICP, Executive Director of the NYC Public Design Commission, has been selected as a resource team member for the Mayors' Institute on City Design and will also be presenting at the United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador. He also was selected for his work with Urban Patch to attend the White House's first SXSL (South by South Lawn) Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action.


Evidence shows that social factors, and particularly workforce diversity factors, have an increasingly important impact on company financial returns. Join Bloomberg for a conversation with industry thought leaders on the importance of diversity, its impact on company profitability and what investors need to account for in investment decision-making. Hear insights on what current data tells us, which financial tools are available and how investors are assessing diversity investing.
This event is brought to you by the Black Professional Community at Bloomberg in partnership with Bloomberg Financial Products.
When & Where
Thursday, December 1st
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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AB  is hiring.  Learn more...

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Prudential  is hiring.  Learn more...

Wells Fargo is hiring.  Learn more...

Viacom  is hiring.  Learn more...
To learn more about other job opportunities, click here.

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