NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell today will travel to Chicago to attend the Henry Crown Fellowship’s (HCF) 25th Anniversary Celebration taking place June 9-11, 2023.
“I am elated to rejoin my class of Henry Crown Fellows and all other Fellows to celebrate HCF’s 25 years of lifetime engagement and impact,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “Being a member of this global think tank for the last nine years has granted me the opportunity to surround myself with other inclusive leaders who reflect the people we’re serving. Collectively, we have used our various platforms to close educational achievement gaps, improve access to health care, raise financial literacy, create new jobs, fight domestic violence, build new pipelines of ethical leadership and so much more. I look forward to reconnecting with this emerging generation of leaders as we step out of the box to act and address the world’s most pressing challenges using our passions, skills and resources in new and creative ways.”
On Thursday, June 8, Mayor Cantrell will attend the HCF 25th Anniversary welcome dinner and reception. On Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, Mayor Cantrell will attend a series of HCF seminars, breakout sessions, and programs under the guidance of skilled senior moderators of the Aspen Institute. Topics include how leaders are navigating the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape and using it to solve existing global problems rather than create new ones, racial inequalities and allyship, food insecurity, the state of democracy both domestically and abroad, and the evolution of the field of philanthropy and its impacts on investing, social entrepreneurship, and collaborative giving.
The HCF Program is one of five U.S.-based fellowship programs within the Aspen Global Leadership Network and is considered Aspen’s flagship fellowship program. Named after Chicago industrialist Henry Crown, whose legendary career was marked by a lifelong commitment to honor, integrity, industry, and philanthropy, HCF was established in 1997 with the goal to develop the next generation of leaders, providing them with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of business leadership in the 21st century. Each year, a class of 20 leaders is chosen to engage in a thought-provoking journey of personal exploration and move beyond success to a place of growing significance in the world. Each individual is challenged to learn and to teach, and to stretch themselves further than they ever thought possible.
Mayor Cantrell is part of the 2014 Cohort of HCF. Prospective Henry Crown Fellows are nominated either by current Fellows, recognized leaders of the business and professional communities, members of the HCF Board of Overseers, or the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees.
Mayor Cantrell will return to New Orleans on Sunday, June 11.