Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone

August 11, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stephen A. Schwarzman will deliver this year’s John J. Slocum, Jr.  Memorial Lecture. In making the announcement, Redwood Executive Director, Benedict Leca said, “As we continue to fulfill our mission as a civic commons, we are committed to welcoming and gaining insights in all domains from thought leaders such as Mr. Schwarzman and look forward to an informative talk.”


The event is open to the public.


Friday, August 11

6 pm

Tickets: $100 per person

All proceeds to benefit the Redwood Library & Athenæum



Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms with approximately $1 trillion Assets Under Management. The firm has established leading investing businesses across asset classes, including private equity, where it is a global leader in traditional buyout, growth equity, special situations and secondary investing; real estate, where it is currently the largest owner of commercial property in the world; hedge fund solutions, where it is the world’s largest discretionary hedge fund investor; and credit, where it is a global leader and major provider of credit for small, middle-market and other companies. Blackstone also has major businesses dedicated to infrastructure and life sciences investing, as well as delivering the firm’s investment management expertise and products to insurance companies.


Steve is an active philanthropist who dedicates himself to tackling big problems. His major gifts have helped establish a new center at the University of Oxford to redefine the study of the humanities for the 21st century, create a new college at MIT dedicated to the study of artificial intelligence, build a first-of-its-kind student center at Yale, renovate and expand the New York Public Library, and found an international fellowship program, Schwarzman Scholars, at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China.

In 2019 published his first book, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, a New York Times best seller which draws on his experiences in business, philanthropy, and public service.

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