The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders.

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The Executive Leadership Foundation (ELF) is the charitable arm of The ELC and provides financial support for the Council’s initiatives and programs.

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The Institute for Leadership Development & Research develops the pipeline for global black leaders. Our research provides insights into the progress and issues of diverse leadership in global enterprises.

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"ELC provides an excellent forum for connecting Black executives in Fortune 500 companies, and offers useful tools that help executives become more successful in their respective organizations."

Fumbi Chima - Chief Information Officer, Walmart Asia; Former ELF Institute participant and current ELC member

"We need to continue to help swell the pipeline of young Black talent… place more proven executives in C-suite positions… and gain more representation on corporate boards. Our nation needs it. Our people deserve it. And ELC can deliver it.”

Ursula Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation; ELC member

"The ELC's mission to empower today’s leaders and to build an inclusive pipeline for the next generation resonates with all of us at Prudential. And it speaks directly to a business imperative that every senior leader will recognize – the critical importance of developing and nurturing a diverse base of talent and leadership."

John Strangfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.

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Community Impact

ELF’s Community Impact Initiative provides financial contributions in the form of grants and partners with organizations to improve educational outcomes of black students and prepare the next generation of leaders.

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Feature Press Release

The Executive Leadership Foundation Announces Honorees for Annual Awards Gala. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier and Caterpillar Inc. to be honored at Celebration on October 8th.

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