A Conference to inspire leaders in creating an equitable, just, and engaged society

The Coro New York Leadership Conference will virtually gather leaders and aspiring leaders that can lead New York City to an equitable recovery. Through a cross-sector collaboration of businesses and communities, schools and unions, government and nonprofits, attendees will gain insight from leaders on how the City works from multiple perspectives, the leadership skills to drive solutions for diverse communities and institutions, and a network of Coro’s over 3,000 alumni and over 100 influential partners to help them reach their goals.

Open to all professionals interested in a collaborative community of leaders, this dynamic two-day virtual conference will aim to share effective equitable ideas and practices, improve adaptive leadership skills, develop innovation organizational strategies, discover opportunities and resources, exchange stories, and to be inspired to lead in creating an equitable, just, and engaged society. Closing out the event, Coro will recognize exemplary New Yorkers who share the organization’s commitment to making positive change in our city by announcing the winners of the 2021 Coro Awards. 

Guided by Coro’s theory of change, we believe that a historic moment demands a historic response – one that activates the leadership community trained to lead NYC to an equitable recovery. Stay tuned for much more information on the Leadership Conference speakers, tracks, topics, and sponsors in the coming days!

PRESENTED BY:

   Welcome by Jack Azagury

Welcome from Jack Azagury

       
   Play Fireside Chat

Day Two Fireside Chat with Ellyn Shook

   Play Session 3B

Session 3B with Nellie Borrero

DATES

Monday, April 26th & Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

9:00am – 2:00pm

FIRESIDE CHAT SPEAKERS

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

Fatima Shama

Executive Director, The Fresh Air Fund

Ellyn Shook

Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, Accenture

Ellen McGirt

Senior Editor, Fortune Magazine

Monisha Nariani

Chief Operating Officer, Business Development & Strategy Team, Citi

2021 CORO AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Lewis Rudin Award for Civic Leadership

Ritchie Torres

Congressmember, New York – District 15

Coro Alumni Award for Civic Leadership

Daisy Auger-Dominguez

 Chief People Officer, Vice Media Group

For questions or inquiries,
please contact Daryl Garrett at 212.248.2935 or daryl@coro.nyc

Coro New York Leadership Conference

Day 1 | Reshaping Our Institutions

9:00 – 9:30am – Opening Session: Adaptive Leadership

9:30 – 10:30am – Block A: Our Democracy: Making City government more responsive & proactive

Session 1A: A New Ballot Box: Ranked Choice Voting and its implications in 2021

* Darrell Gay, Partner, Labor and Employment Group, Arent Fox

* Carl Weisbrod, Senior Advisor, HR&A Advisors

* Janai S. Nelson, Associate Director- Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

* Laurie Cumbo, Councilmember, City Council – District 35

* Amanda Melillo, Deputy Director of Public Affairs, New York City Campaign Finance Board

Session 1B: Expanding Civic Engagement: How do we increase voter participation to ensure a more responsive, inclusive government?

* Patrick Jenkins, President, Patrick Jenkins & Associates

* Grace Meng, Congressmember, New York – District 6

* Henry R. Munoz III, Founder, Latino Victory Project

* Vincent Alvarez, President, NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

* Darryl C. Towns, Senior Public Affairs Executive and Regional Director, Government Affairs, American Airlines

10:30 – 10:45am – Break

10:45 – 11:45am – Block B: Our Budget: Ensuring long-standing inequities exacerbated by cascading crisis, receive the funding necessary to build back better

Sessions 2A: Building the Budget: Reforming how NYC manages and spends its money

* Wayne Ho, CEO, Chinese American Planning Council

* Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Partner and Head of the Inclusive Cities Practice, HR&A Advisors

* Courtney Bryan, Executive Director, Center for Court Innovation

* Helen Rosenthal, Councilmember, City Council – District 6

* Ronnie Lowenstein, Director, Independent Budget Office

Session 2B: Finding the Right Balance: raise taxes, cut the budget, or generate revenue through development?

* Errol Louis, Political Anchor, NY1 – Inside City Hall

* Kathryn Wylde, President, Partnership for New York City

* Kimberly Lyons, VP and Senior Analyst, Moody’s

* R. Donahue Peebles, President and CEO, The Peebles Corporation

* Julia Salazar, State Senator, New York – District 18

11:45 – 12:00pm – Break

12:00 – 12:30pm – Fireside chat with Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation, moderated by Fatima Shama, Executive Director, The Fresh Air Fund

12:30 – 1:00pm – Closing Session: 2021 Coro Awards

1:00 – 2:00pm –  Equitable Idea Labs (1A, 1B, 2A, 2B)

*Equitable Idea Labs are an opportunity for Conference attendees to go deeper into the Conference sessions and topics during these networking spaces for equitable idea sharing. The Equitable Idea Labs will be a part of the post-Conference “product” in partnership with HR&A.

Day 2 | Shared Investment in Our City

9:00 – 9:30am – Opening Session: Cross-sector Collaboration

9:30 – 10:30am – Block C: Our Workforce: Preparing for the future workforce as businesses recover and reimagine the nature of work

Session 3A: Reimagining the Economy of Tomorrow: How to eliminate the growing health gap

* Sarah Lewis, Vice President, Health Equity, Hartford HealthCare

* Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP, President, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

* Dr. Neil S. Calman, President and CEO, Institute for Family Health & Mount Sinai

* Louis Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Primary Care Development Corporation

Session 3B: Growing NYC’s Workforce: From 3K to CUNY, closing the skills gap

* Gregg Bishop, Interim Executive Director, Coro New York Leadership Center

* Ali Marano, Managing Director – Global Head of Tech for Social Good / Firmwide Head of Emerging Talent, JP Morgan Chase

* Jose Ortiz, CEO, NYC Employment & Training Coalition

* Kenneth Adams, President, LaGuardia Community College

* Nellie Borrero, Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture

10:30 – 10:45am – Break

10:45 – 11:45am – Block D: Our Space: Ensuring New York’s changing workstyles and lifestyles reshape real estate 

Sessions 4A: Where We Work: How the Work from Anywhere economy promises to reshape the physical landscape of the city

* Melissa Román Burch, Executive General Manager, Lendlease

* Lindsay Greene, Chief Operating Officer, New York City Economic Development Corporation

* Tom K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association

* Angela Pinsky, Senior Government Affairs Manager, NY and NJ, Google

Session 4B: Where We Live: Meeting the scale of New York’s housing affordability needs

* David Dishy, President, Development & Acquisitions, L+M Development Partners

* Barika Williams, Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development

* Meredith Marshall, Managing Director, BRP Companies

* Ritchie Torres, Congressmember, New York – District 15

* Rachel Casanova, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

11:45 – 12:00pm – Break

12:00 – 12:30pm – Fireside chat with Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer moderated by Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine and Monisha Nariani, Chief Operating Officer, Business Development & Strategy Team, Citi

12:30 – 1:00pm – Closing Session: 2021 Coro Awards

1:00 – 2:00pm –  Equitable Idea Labs (3A, 3B, 4A, 4B)

*Equitable Idea Labs are an opportunity for Conference attendees to go deeper into the Conference sessions and topics during these networking spaces for equitable idea sharing. The Equitable Idea Labs will be a part of the post-Conference “product” in partnership with HR&A.

 

Presenting Sponsors

Changemakers

     

Builders

     

 

 

     

       

Connectors

     

    

          

       

Team Sponsors

Sponsoring a team is a great way to provide a professional development opportunity for your company or organization (25 two-day Conference Registrations) while supporting Coro New York Leadership Center.

If you or your organization are unable to attend, you can sponsor a team for your clients and community partners or help to remove a financial barrier for those wanting to attend.  Thank you to the individuals and organizations sponsoring a team for the first ever Coro New York Leadership Conference!

*Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Click here to view and share the Coro New York Leadership Conference 2021 Sponsorship Guide.

2021 Sponsorship Levels:

$50,000- PRESENTING SPONSORS

Lead Conference Sponsors (2)

  • 50 Conference registrations
  • Remarks during Opening Session
  • Advertisement placement during Lunch Sessions featuring Conference Keynote Address
  • Acknowledgement on all Conference marketing & promotional materials pre-&-post event
  • Acknowledgement as Presenting Sponsor on Conference registration page & Coro’s website
  • Advertisement placement in Conference Digital Program
  • Opportunity for advertisement placement in Virtual Swag Bags for all attendees

$25,000- CHANGEMAKERS

Conference Track Sponsors (2) 

  • 25 Conference registrations
  • Advertisement placement before/after Conference Track sessions 
  • Opportunity to host post-Conference exclusive networking opportunity for all attendees
  • Acknowledgement on all Conference marketing & promotional materials pre-&-post event
  • Acknowledgement as Conference Track Sponsor on Conference registration page & Coro’s website
  • Advertisement placement in Conference Digital Program
  • Opportunity for advertisement placement in Virtual Swag Bags for all attendees

$10,000- BUILDERS

Morning Session Sponsors (2) 

  • 10 Conference registrations
  • Advertisement placement before/after Conference Morning Sessions
  • Acknowledgement on all Conference marketing & promotional materials pre-&-post event
  • Acknowledgement as Morning Session Sponsor on Conference registration page & Coro’s website
  • Advertisement placement in Conference Digital Program
  • Opportunity for advertisement placement in Virtual Swag Bags for all attendees 

$5,000- CONNECTORS

Equitable Ideas Lab Sponsors (8)

  • 5 Conference registrations
  • Opportunity to host Equitable Ideas Lab session
  • Acknowledgement on all Conference marketing & promotional materials pre-&-post event
  • Acknowledgement as Equitable Ideas Lab Sponsor on Conference registration page & Coro’s website
  • Advertisement placement in Conference Digital Program
  • Opportunity for advertisement placement in Virtual Swag Bags for all attendees

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Registration: $150 for one (1) Two-Day Registration

Sponsor a Team*: $2,500 for 25 Two-Day Registrations

 

*Sponsoring a team is a great way to help support Coro and the Coro New York Leadership Conference if you or your organization are unable to attend. By sponsoring a team, you are helping to remove financial barriers for those wanting to attend!

*Submit your hi-res logos to Daryl Garrett at Daryl@coro.nyc by April 15, 2021

Make checks payable to:
Coro New York Leadership Center

Coro’s Network of Partners

Accenture

AKRF

American Express

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Capalino+ Company

Center for Court Innovation

Citi Bank

Con Edison

CoroNet Global

CSA

Deloitte

Ernst & Young LLP

Ford Foundation

HR&A Advisors

Ira W. Decamp Foundation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Karp Strategies

Lendlease

The May and Samuel Rudin Foundation

The Mizuho Foundation

Moody’s

National Grid

New York Immigration Coalition

New York Life

NYC Department of Education

NYC Small Business Services

ONG Family Foundation

Related

Scopia

Solon E. Summerfield Foundation

Staten Island Foundation

TD Bank

The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation

The New York City Council

The New York Women’s Foundation

The Ralph E. Ogden Foundation

Darren Walker 

President, Ford Foundation

Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a $13 billion international social justice philanthropy. He is co-founder and chair of the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy.

Before joining Ford, Darren was vice president at Rockefeller Foundation, overseeing global and domestic programs. In the 1990s, he was COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, Harlem’s largest community development organization. 

Darren co-chairs New York City’s Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, the New York City Census Task Force, and the Governor’s Commission and serves on The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform and UN International Labour Organization Global Commission on the Future of Work. He serves on many boards, including Carnegie Hall, the High Line, VOW to End Child Marriage, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of 16 honorary degrees and university awards, including Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. 

Educated exclusively in public schools, Darren was a member of the first Head Start class in 1965 and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been included on Time’s annual 100 Most Influential People in the World, Rolling Stone’s 25 People Shaping the Future, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and OUT Magazine’s Power 50.

Ellyn Shook

Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, Accenture

Ellyn Shook is Accenture’s chief leadership & human resources officer, responsible for helping the nearly 537,000 people of Accenture succeed both professionally and personally. Her global team of HR leaders and experts is re-imagining leadership and talent practices to create the most truly human work environment in the digital age, fueling Accenture’s own digital transformation, differentiation in the market, and ability to improve the way the world works and lives.

A member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and Investment Committee, Ellyn is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity and Accenture has been widely recognized externally as an employer of choice and for its diversity efforts.

A recognized thought leader and author on the topics of future of work and inclusion and diversity, Ellyn is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community Foundation Board, the Women’s Leadership Board of the Women and Public Policy program at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and the steering committee of Paradigm for Parity. She also serves on the HR Policy Association’s Board of Directors and is an active member of the HR50 division of World50.

Monisha Nariani

Chief Operating Officer, Business Development & Strategy Team, Citi

Ms. Nariani is a banking executive with two decades of experience. Her management expertise spans retail banking, credit cards, secured and unsecured lending, and investment businesses.

She is the Chief Operating Officer of the Business Development and Strategy team at Citi.  Her role is to define the long term strategy for the global consumer business to grow beyond $30 billion in revenue. Further, she is focused on strengthening the operating efficiency of the organizaiton in order to facilitate business expansion through transformative partnerships. 

Prior to this role, Ms. Nariani was the Global Head of Consumer Business Practices and Responsible Banking for Citigroup. She established heightened consumer protection and business standards. She was a decision-making member of the business team, a counselor to bank leaders, and a champion for consumers in the financial marketplace. Her responsibility extended to 19 global markets, with oversight for over 110 million accounts, $499 billion in annual purchase sales, and 2,450 retail branches. Ms. Nariani both anticipated and responded to the challenges of the evolving regulatory environment in order to meet growing expectations driven by the expanding state of enforcement activity and ever-increasing financial penalties. She presided over the creation and implementation of Citi’s industry-leading Customer Fairness Program, a firm-wide compliance and risk management framework that enables the standardized assessment of products and services for transparency, value, and dependability.

An advocate for economic and social progress in her community, Ms. Nariani is an active member of the Manhattan Community Board, the New York City Public School Leadership Team, and the Board of Directors for the Center for an Urban Future and Coro Leadership New York. Ms. Nariani received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan University and graduated as a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar.

Confirmed Speakers:

Darrell Gay, Partner, Labor and Employment Group, Arent Fox

Carl Weisbrod, Senior Advisor, HR&A Advisors

Janai S. Nelson, Associate Director- Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Laurie Cumbo, Councilmember, City Council – District 35

Amanda Melillo, Deputy Director of Public Affairs, New York City Campaign Finance Board

Patrick Jenkins, President, Patrick Jenkins & Associates

Grace Meng, Congressmember, New York – District 6

Henry R. Munoz III, Founder, Latino Victory Project

Vincent Alvarez, President, NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Darryl C. Towns, Senior Public Affairs Executive and Regional Director, Government Affairs, American Airlines

Wayne Ho, CEO, Chinese American Planning Council

Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Partner and Head of the Inclusive Cities Practice, HR&A Advisors

Courtney Bryan, Executive Director, Center for Court Innovation

Helen Rosenthal, Councilmember, City Council – District 6

Ronnie Lowenstein, Director, Independent Budget Office

Errol Louis, Political Anchor, NY1 – Inside City Hall

Kathryn Wylde, President, Partnership for New York City

Kimberly Lyons, VP and Senior Analyst, Moody’s

R. Donahue Peebles, President and CEO, The Peebles Corporation

Julia Salazar, State Senator, New York – District 18

Sarah Lewis, Vice President, Health Equity, Hartford HealthCare

Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP, President, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Dr. Neil S. Calman, President and CEO, Institute for Family Health & Mount Sinai

Louis Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Primary Care Development Corporation

Gregg Bishop, Interim Executive Director, Coro New York Leadership Center

Ali Marano, Managing Director – Global Head of Tech for Social Good / Firmwide Head of Emerging Talent, JP Morgan Chase

Jose Ortiz, CEO, NYC Employment & Training Coalition

Kenneth Adams, President, LaGuardia Community College

Nellie Borrero, Senior Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture

Melissa Román Burch, Executive General Manager, Lendlease

Lindsay Greene, Chief Operating Officer, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Tom K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association

Angela Pinsky, Senior Government Affairs Manager, NY and NJ, Google

David Dishy, President, Development & Acquisitions, L+M Development Partners

Barika Williams, Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development

Meredith Marshall, Managing Director, BRP Companies

Ritchie Torres, Congressmember, New York – District 15

Rachel Casanova, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield