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UPCOMING CUP EVENTS

  

6th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

New York Academy of Sciences

 

4th Annual Lawyers Forum 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Eventi Hotel

 

5th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Eventi Hotel

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

CUP NEWS 

 

DIGITAL POWER LUNCH

On Tuesday, May 21st, CUP hosted a Power Lunch gathering fifty power players from the digital and tech industries to facilitate information exchange and industry connections. The keynote conversation featured Troy CarterFounder and CEO of Atom Factory, and Vivien Lewit, Director of Music Content Partnerships at YouTube.   

 

 

 

DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES: SHANE SMITH IN CONVERSATION WITH TOM FRESTON

On Tuesday, May 21st, CUP hosted the latest event in its Distinguished Leadership Series:
Shane Smith in Conversation with Tom Freston. The event explored the role of technology in the artistic process, the next frontier for digital content creation and distribution, and the importance of balancing creative integrity and commerce.

 

2013 WHITE HOUSE BUSINESS LEADERS SUMMIT
On Thursday, May 23rd, CUP, Business Forward, and the White House Business Council co-hosted the Second Annual Business Leaders Summit, and the Tech-Inclusion Revolution. Through a variety of policy discussions and interactive breakout sessions led by senior Obama Administration officials, this year's event provided information, inspiration, and opportunities to generate public/private collaborations and ideas around some of our country's most pressing challenges and opportunities.


BOARD SERVICE 101: DEVELOP YOUR BOARD GOVERNANCE SKILLS LEAD WITH IMPACT
On Tuesday, June 25th, CUP hosted its inaugural board training workshop. Hosted by Deutsche Bank, the event featured a facilitated workshop on how to create a strong, positive impact on the organizations we serve, as well as on the people and communities that the organizations serve. The areas explored included non-profit board governance, leadership, responsibilities and overall effectiveness.
 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW CUP MEMBERS! 
Click here to see the full list of our new members.


WELCOME TO OUR NEW CUP BOARD MEMBERS!
On Thursday, June 20th, CUP welcomed Jim Holmes, Managing Director, Americas, Thomson Reuters; Jose Tavarez, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Financial Institutions Sales, Americas Region, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch; and Lucas Torres, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to the CUP Board of Directors. We are thrilled to have their expertise, strategy experience and global as we continue to work to connect, empower and mobilize the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders.

CUP PARTNER NEWS 
 

Platform was inspired by a visit to TED, one of the most exclusive and renowned conferences in the world. Similar to TED, but more intimate and targeted, the Platform Summit is the ultimate environment to get inspired and get connected with other high-impact people from the business, academic, technology, and media worlds. We're pleased to offer the members of CUP tickets half off. Simply follow the buy a ticket link at http://platform.org and select "other," enter the amount of $999 and the promotional code "CUP."

 

 

CUP MEMBERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MEMBERS ON THE MOVE 

 

David Sutphen, CUP Board Member and a Partner at Brunswick Group, interviewed Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, about building social networks, the changing face of music and what brands can learn from Little Monsters. For more information Click here.

 

Tsedey Betru, 2010 CUP Fellow, has been appointed by the office of the Mayor of the City of Memphis, to serve as Project Manager of the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team. For more information Click here.

Sheena Foster, 2012 CUP Fellow, was selected as an International Research Fellow at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa to conduct a five-month study/research on Labor, Policies and Globalization.  

  

Jennifer Turner, 2010 CUP Fellow, accepted a role at Russell Reynolds Associates in Los Angeles within its consumer and digital media department.

CONNECTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES   
 
Melissa Howell, 2012 CUP Fellow, Principal & Founder of Social Impact Design Studios, has joined the board of Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).  

OTHER NEWS

GILLIBRAND WOMEN'S MENTORING INITIATIVE
CUP welcomes the second class of leaders to the Gillibrand Women's Mentoring Initiative. In 2011, Senator Gillibrand called on the Partnership for New York City and CUP to help build the pipeline of women who aspire to advance their career, grow their strategic network, and serve on high-impact boards of nonprofit organizations. Mentees were matched with Senior Managing Directors, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, General Counsels, Managing Partners, Chief Information Officers, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Chairmen from Fortune 100 Companies across the financial services, law, media & entertainment, real estate, consulting, public relations, retail, and luxury goods sectors.  The initiative will run from June to December 2013 and will include a luncheon with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

CASTLEOAK SECURITIES ESTABLISHES TWO SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS 
David R. Jones, CUP Board Member, Co-Founder and President of CastleOak Securities, L.P., has established two Scholarship Funds: at Boston University School of Management and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. These scholarship funds are a part of CastleOak Securities' ongoing efforts to help student education. For more information Click here

A YOUNG MOTHER'S D.R.E.A.M
A Young Mother's D.R.E.A.M. is fundraising to support scholarships for five mentees in the program who will be attending college this fall.  For more information and to see the profiles of each dream chaser Click here.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

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. Contact Us.

 

Bank of America is hiring. 

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UBS is hiring. Learn more...
 
To learn more about other job opportunities Click here...

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JOIN THE CUP TEAM! 

 

MANAGER OF FINANCE
CUP seeks a Manager of Finance to support the management department. Read more...

 

GRANT WRITER
CUP seeks a part-time Grant Writer to help support the Development department. Read more...

 

SENIOR PROGRAM INTERN
CUP seeks a Senior Program Intern to support the CUP Leadership Institute. Read more...

SENIOR MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT INTERN

CUP seeks a Senior Membership Engagement Intern to support the Membership Program. Read more...

 

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT INTERN

CUP seeks a Senior Development intern to support in the areas of Development and Fundraising.

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WANT TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY? 

 

Is your non-profit organization seeking talented board candidates? Are there any non-profits or public sector agencies that you would like the opportunity to support as a board member? If so, reach out to us! Every day, we look to forge new connections with organizations seeking dynamic board candidates. We encourage you to send us both your suggestions and interests. 

  

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JOIN CUP TODAY

 

Not a CUP member? Become a part of a unique network of diverse professionals who share an interest in making connections, creating opportunities, developing their professional and leadership expertise, and making transformative impact on their communities. Learn More Today!

  

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