Women’s Leadership Forum

The Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) is an annual one-day event organized by women members of The ELC featuring panel discussions and networking opportunities for Black women executives. Proceeds from the WLF benefit the Ann Fudge Scholarship Program. The 2020 Women’s Leadership Forum has been postponed to 2021.


Ann Fudge Scholarship Program

Named after the first woman chair of The ELC and former Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, since it’s inception more than 10 years ago, the Ann Fudge Scholarship is open to high-achieving undergraduate Black female students attending one of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Meet our 2020 ELC Scholarship Recipients.


Strategic Pathways for Women

Strategic Pathways is intended for Black women leaders who are ready to fully step into their professional power and create new career possibilities. The learning journey begins with an understanding of the particular corporate landscape Black women must navigate – one full of pitfalls and blind turns. Rather than seeing these realities as obstacles, participants work together to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones toward more authentic, courageous, and impactful leadership.

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Partnership with Women’s Organizations

The ELC has partnered with several national women’s organizations including Women Corporate Directors, Catalyst, and The Links, Incorporated, to name a few. In 2018, The ELC was presented with The Links Medal during the 41st National Assembly of The Links, Incorporated in Indianapolis, Indiana in recognition of The ELC’s contributions and dedication toward developing global Black leaders. The Links Medal was established in 2011 as a national salute to an organization or institution with impact on the African-American community that is consistent with the vision, mission and goals of The Links, Incorporated.