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:

DATES

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

9:00am – 2:00pm

FIRESIDE CHAT SPEAKERS

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

Kimberly Godwin

Executive Vice President, CBS

Monisha Nariani

Chief Operating Officer, Business Development & Strategy Team, Citi

Ellyn Shook

Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, Accenture

 

2021 CORO AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Lewis Rudin Award for Civic Leadership

Coro Alumni recipient to be announced April 2021

Coro Alumni Award for Civic Leadership

Coro Alumni recipient to be announced April 2021

 

Link to join Coro New York Leadership Conference 2021 will be shared with registered attendees

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

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

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

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

11:45 – 12:00pm – Break

12:00 – 12:30pm – Fireside chat with Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation, moderated by Kimberly Godwin, Executive Vice President, CBS

12:30 – 1:00pm – 2021 Coro Awards: The Lewis Rudin Award for Civic Leadership

1:00 – 2:00pm –  Equitable Idea Labs (4)

Day 2 | Shared Investment in Our City

9:00 – 9:30am – Cross-sector Collaboration with Coro Staff

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

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

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

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

11:45 – 12:00pm – Break

12:00 – 12:30pm – Fireside chat with Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer Moderated by Monisha Nariani, Chief Operating Officer, Business Development & Strategy Team, Citi

12:30 – 1:00pm – 2021 Coro Awards: Coro Alumni Award for Civic Leadership

1:00 – 2:00pm –  Equitable Idea Labs (4)

 

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.

Kimberly Godwin

Executive Vice President, CBS

Kimberly Godwin is executive vice president of News, CBS News, where she has top editorial oversight of newsgathering around the world, including the national desks, foreign desks and bureaus.

Godwin has served as a top CBS News editorial leader in multiple key positions since joining the network in 2007, most recently serving as vice president of News. She also served as CBS News’ executive director for Development and Diversity and a senior broadcast producer of the “CBS Evening News.” With dozens of years in newsrooms across the country, Godwin is a proven executive and respected newsroom leader.

In 2019, in addition to her executive responsibilities, Godwin was charged with overseeing the launch of the re-imagined “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.” While executive in charge of the broadcast, Godwin managed all editorial and production aspects for the “CBS Evening News” and oversaw coverage for major breaking news stories including Hurricane Dorian, the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and O’Donnell’s exclusive reporting trip to the Texas-Mexico border.

In her role as executive director for Development and Diversity, Godwin significantly enhanced CBS News’ profile at conferences around the country and cultivated a strong pipeline of potential employees. She also has developed a lecture series featuring top CBS News journalists sharing their reporting experiences with colleagues.

An accomplished newsroom leader and executive, Godwin has helped shape the network’s flagship evening broadcast and the network’s coverage of major national and international events. Godwin was named a senior producer on the broadcast in 2007 and played a key role in developing the “CBS Evening News”‘ day-to-day and long-term coverage of major news events. She was a key part of the team covering the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, the Boston Marathon bombings, the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, Hurricane Matthew, the Orlando Pulse nightclub tragedy, the eclipse, and the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Before joining CBS News in 2007, Godwin spent more than 20 years as a manager and newsroom leader at some of the top local stations in the United States. She was the acting news director and assistant news director at WCBS-TV in New York City (2005-2007); vice president and news director at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles (2001-2003); vice president of News Operations for NBC Television Stations (2001); and vice president and news director at KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth (1998-2001). Godwin was also news director at WOIO/WUAB in Cleveland (1996-1998) and assistant news director at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia (1994-1996), and before that, senior news producer at WCAU-TV (1991-1993); executive producer at WNBC-TV in New York City (1993-1994); and producer at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh (1991).

Godwin began her career as an executive producer, producer, investigative reporter and news writer at television and radio stations in West Palm Beach and Tallahassee, Florida.

In addition to being a veteran of network and local news, Godwin has spent time as a journalism educator. She was the interim director for journalism at the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University (2004-2005) and an adjunct faculty member (2003-2004), where she taught news writing, reporting and ethics. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Visitors of the journalism school at FAMU.

Godwin is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including six Emmys; two Edward R. Murrow awards; an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award; and a Sigma Delta Chi award.

She is the former chair of the Board of Managers of the North Brooklyn YMCA and member of the Board of Managers of the YMCA of New York City. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Godwin graduated from Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She is married and lives in New York City and in the Poconos, Pennsylvania.

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 at Arent Fox LLP
Carl Weisbrod, Senior Advisor, HR&A Advisors
Errol Louis, Political Anchor, NY1 News
Laurie Cumbo, Council Member, City Council-District 15
Patrick Jenkins, President, Patrick Jenkins & Associates

Andrea Batista Schlesinger Partner and Head of the Inclusive Cities Practice, HR&A Advisors
Wayne Ho, CEO, Chinese American Planning Council
Courtney Bryan, Executive Director, Center for Court Innovation
Helen Rosenthal, Council Member, City Council-District 6
Janai S. Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 

Kathryn Wylde, President, Partnership for New York City
R. Donahue Peebles, President and CEO, The Peebles Corporation
Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager, Lendlease
Barika Williams, Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Dr. Neil S. Calman, President and CEO, Institute for Family Health
Dr. Wayne Reilly, President, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Dr. Felix Matos Rodriguez, Chancellor, The City University of New York (CUNY)
Mehul Patel, Chief Operating Officer, Midtown Equities
Ritchie Torres, Congressman, New York – District 15
Gregg Bishop, Interim Executive Director, Coro New York Leadership Center