An interview with Stephen A. Schwarzman: Author of “What it Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence”


1334 York Avenue
New York, 10021

December 11, 2019 18:00 - 20:30 ET

Join Torys partner Venera Ziegler for an interview with fellow Harvard alum, philanthropist and one of the most admitted leaders in the finance world, Blackstone Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Stephen A. Schwarzman.

Venera will unpack the story of Mr. Schwarzman and discuss how the lessons of hard work and perseverance learned through his formative years enabled him to grow Blackstone into the leading financial institution it is today.

This story is not simply about meritocracy and success: it’s about seizing opportunities and living life to the fullest while displaying courage, curiosity and determination in the pursuit of excellence.

6:00 p.m. Registration
6:20 p.m. Opening remarks, Salvo Arena, Partner at Chiomenti, President of the Harvard Law School Association of New York.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Interview
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Networking

Venera's complete interview with Mr. Schwarzman is now available to watch.

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