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Perkins Coie – Corporate Partner Spotlight

What is Perkins Coie’s approach to diversity? Diversity has been a long-standing core value of the firm.  We also made it one of our strategic goals.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive community where opportunities to succeed are transparent and accessible to all. Perkins Coie embraces diversity as part of our commitment toread more
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Paul Yoon – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Litigation Partner at an international law firm, Wong Fleming PC. After college, I started my career with an interest in public service and served as Special Assistant to Washington DC Mayor, Anthony Williams. After graduating law school, Iread more
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Kelvin Jones – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m a Senior Vice President at GE Asset Management and I lead a team of risk professionals responsible for the management of market and operational risk for our externally managed assets.  This includes our Alternative Asset area which is comprised ofread more
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Anastasia Williams – LA Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am an Associate at MediaLink, a strategic advisory and business development firm with offices in NY, Los Angeles, and Chicago. I was originally hired as an Assistant, handling project management and juggling calendars for 5 SVPs. What is the biggest challengeread more
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Jennifer Minezaki – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Director, Communications for Disney Channels Worldwide.  I oversee communication and press relations for Disney XD, including its properties with Marvel and Lucasfilm, and Disney Channel’s popular franchise — Disney Channel Original Movies. While attending USC, I worked onread more
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Katrina Gomez – Leadership Board Spotlight

I work as a Senior Consultant with Grant Thornton in the Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practice. This job has been the culmination of a lot of different life choices, from volunteering in Ecuador, to going to business school and falling in love with consulting to working with start-up companies; all my experiences shaped my skillsread more
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Reena Abraham – CUP Fellow Spotlight

 What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I run the education portfolio at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national community development financial intermediary.  The education portfolio mostly consists of charter school real estate loans and grants.  I came to work here through my experience with charter school lendingread more
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NMSS – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want do something about multiple sclerosis now – to create a world free of MS. What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space? We help each person affectedread more
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Leslie Hale – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am currently the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of RLJ Lodging Trust. I took my first finance class at Howard University and I fell in love with the idea of turning one dollar into two dollars. Withread more
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Javette Hines – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I manage Citi’s Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Program. I started at Citi in 2008 in the Supplier Diversity role, and Sustainability was added to my portfolio several months after I arrived. The experience has been phenomenal.  From the beginning, everything Iread more
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