On April 24, United Way’s Emerging Leaders hosted its latest CEO Spotlight Event at L.A. Live’s Conga Room for more than one hundred rising young professionals.
Employees representing dozens of major corporations including HSBC, ExxonMobil, PwC, UPS and NBC Universal were treated to an evening of networking and a roundtable discussion entitled, “Rising to the Challenge: The Key to Overcoming Adversity and Promoting Positive Change” featuring Paula Madison, Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management.
Madison, who is also the current Chairman of the Los Angeles Sparks, spoke openly about her humble beginnings, her rise to the top and her lifelong connection to United Way and its core mission.
“I was one of those children who grew up with very little and who benefited a great deal from the assistance of United Way. It was a safe harbor from the storm,” she said.
“As a result, I’ve been involved with this organization in every city where I’ve ever lived – it was a way to ground myself in the community. And I know that United Way of Greater L.A., in particular, has narrowed its focus on closing the poverty gap which speaks, in more ways than I can say, to what I believe in.”
To find out how you can help build a brighter future for our community by joining United Way’s Emerging Leaders, please contact Audrey Simmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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