about PARTNERS FOR PROGRESS
Partners for Progress is a coalition of diverse leaders across the business, nonprofit, government and academic sectors who recognize the pressing need to open doors for our youth to meaningful professional careers — and who embrace resulting positive impacts for those students, the business community, and beyond. Partners for Progress is dedicated to building a vibrant workforce for New York City by preparing youth from high-need communities to be productive employees and by providing early access to the training, exposure, and work experiences that are the catalysts for rewarding careers.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE
Second annual youth
Career Development Summit
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
To confirm your attendance, please click here. Please RSVP by September 24, 2018.
For more information, please contact Kat Malek-Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employer Investment in High School Internships
Our business community needs a prepared workforce, and high school students need opportunities to learn and practice essential work-readiness skills.
Join us as we collaborate with New York City leaders to learn how we can leverage our resources to connect our youth and our business community, and build tomorrow’s workforce.
Updated as of September 24, 2018
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING
9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
Stephen E. Hessler, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Chair, Board of Directors, Futures and Options
9:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
INTERNSHIPS OF TOMORROW
The Essential Components of Quality High School Internships
Patty Machir, Executive Director, Futures and Options
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
tHE rETURN ON INvESTMENT OF hIGH sCHOOL Interns
The Inside Look at Successful High School Internship Programs
• Mary Anne Bame, Associate, Fixed Income - Office of the CIO, BlackRock
• Helen Shelton, Senior Partner, Finn Partners
• Keisha Golding, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, Gap Inc.
• Diana Haggerty, Senior Recruiting Specialist, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Erickson Blakney, Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Judy Dimon, Board Chair, HERE to HERE
Douglas McNeely, Managing Director, Head of the Strategic Client Coverage Group, BlackRock
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
networking FOR A PURPOSE
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
lEADERSHIP dEVELOPMENT FOR YOUR RISING STARS
Interns offer opportunities to provide younger employees with management training and increased responsibilities.
Michael Benedek, President & CEO, Datonics
Carlos Williams, Founder, DBC
Baina Renaud, Alumni Engagement Information Specialist, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Stacey Morris, Chief Administrative Officer, Morgan Stanley
Gregg Betheil, President, PENCIL
12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Mariana Centeno, Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs