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Tue, Dec 01


Virtual Summit

Champions of Diversity Summit

In the spirit of our longtime running annual Champions of Diversity Awards program, the New York Urban League will host a virtual Diversity Summit consisting of a one-hour opening event and a series of one-on-one conversations with CEOs, activists, and academics.

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Champions of Diversity Summit
Champions of Diversity Summit

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2020, 12:54 PM – 5:49 PM

Virtual Summit


About the event


Opening Program

Welcoming Remarks - Arva Rice, President & CEO, New York Urban League

Greetings - Hon. Scott M. Stringer, NYC Comptroller

CEO Roundtable Discussion - Participants Include:

  • Charles Phillips, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Recognize
  • Dr. Frida Polli, CEO, pymetrics
  • James Rhee, Founder & CEO, FirePine Group; Former CEO, Ashley Stewart
  • Arva R. Rice, President & CEO, New York Urban League - Moderator


Closing Remarks and Invitation to the "Courageous Conversations About Race" - Ward Corbett, Chairman, New York Urban League Board of Directors

Followed by access to "Courageous Conversations about Race"

Participants include:

  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School; Senior Advisor, Obama Foundation; Author, Finding My Voice
  • Ray McGuire, NYC Mayoral Candidate; former Vice Chairman, Citigroup
  • Douglas McNeely, Managing Director, Head of the Strategic Client Coverage Group, BlackRock
  • Wes Moore, CEO, Robin Hood
  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Historian, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies
  • James Rhee, Founder & President, FirePine Group
  • John Rogers, Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments
  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
  • Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
  • Arva R. Rice, President & CEO, New York Urban League

Sponsors include:

  • BlackRock
  • H&M
  • L'Oreal USA
  • American Express
  • Interpublic Group
  • Lyft
  • T-Mobile


  • Participant Pass

    1-pass, access to Diversity Summit

    +$6.25 service fee
    Sale ended



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