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Prudential – Corporate Partner Spotlight

What is Prudential’s approach to diversity? At Prudential, Diversity & Inclusion are integral to the strength of our talent, our culture, our business performance and our company identity. Diversity focuses on acknowledging and celebrating the attributes that make us unique, such as gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Inclusion means creating a culture of supportread more
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Lisa Carnoy – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? For the past four years, I was head of Global Capital Markets and this spring, I moved into a new role as the Division Executive for the Northeast and Metro New York of U.S. Trust. I’ve been in Financial Services forread more
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Sergio Urías – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m a corporate attorney that focuses on Latin America and Private Equity at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Growing up in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, I knew from an early age that I had a talent for math and finance. With uncanny certainty, I decidedread more
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Felton Newell – CUP in LA Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a trial attorney at a boutique business litigation law firm in downtown Los Angeles.  I knew I wanted to be an attorney as a child because I had a sense that attorneys were able to make things happen.  Inread more
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Amy Betz – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I manage the relationship with large advertising agencies regarding their use of Nielsen’s digital ad effectiveness solutions. I have spent my career in media and advertising , mostly in traditional media planning & research software sales. With the advent of newread more
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Derrick Phillip – Leadership Board Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field?  I currently manage The Economist Group’s custom content sales within the consulting and healthcare industries. After 12 years in advertising sales and marketing I intentionally pursued this role based on the growing importance of content marketing in advertising arena. What isread more
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Funmi Afonja – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I began my career as a credit analyst and over the years built on it at various financial service firms. At Standard and Poor’s, I leverage my credit and underwriting skills as a Director in the commodities team, focused on metalsread more
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Bank Street Head Start – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

Who is Bank Street Head Start? Bank Street Head Start provides 68 children and families a comprehensive educational program that meets their cognitive, social, emotional, health, nutritional and psychological needs. What is your mission? Bank Street Head Start’s mission is to empower and educate low-income families through a variety of comprehensive, high-quality services. What makesread more
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Dwight Yoo – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a global law firm. My practice focuses on capital markets and other corporate transactions, principally in the insurance and banking industries. My parents are first-generation immigrants; neither was aread more
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Damon C. Butler – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a problem solver. As a Corporate Vice President at New York Life, I make the New Business process better, faster and more efficient. My interest in solving problems began at an early age and led me to major inread more
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