We're committed to advancing the role and contributions of Black executives and preparing the next generation of corporate leaders through a series of initiatives, events and philanthropic endeavors.

What we do

Working to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline.

Our mission is to increase the number of successful black executives, domestically and internationally, by adding value to their development, leadership and philanthropic endeavors across the lifecycle of their careers.

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ELC Board Vice Chair Crystal Ashby
ELC Member with MLMS Participant
ELC Scholar at the 2018 Honors Symposium

The Council

We are a national organization of more than 800 members who are current and former Black CEOs; senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies; as well as entrepreneurs at top-tier firms and global thought leaders.

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The Institute

Our Institute for Leadership Development & Research aims to strengthen the talent pipeline of Black leaders, providing top-rate leadership programs that focus on individual growth at different career levels.

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Philanthropy

Our charitable efforts focus on improving local communities and helping disadvantaged groups within the broader society.

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ELC Member Bernard J. Tyson
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The ELC is of tremendous value to present and future Black leaders who are making significant contributions to American and international business. We must continue to galvanize our power as ELC members to create a more level playing field for black leaders. Equally important is to increase the number of black CEOs and in the C-Suite and on boards of Fortune 500 companies.


ELC Member Bernard J. Tyson (In Memoriam: 1959-2019)

ELC Member Angela Guy
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The ELC is an invaluable networking resource and support mechanism for today’s globally diverse leaders. By offering programs to support all levels of leadership development and engagement, the ELC is strengthening individual leaders, companies and communities."


ELC Member Angela Guy Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, L'Oreal USA

Recent Blog Posts

The ELC Mourns the Loss of Civil Rights Icons Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C. T. Vivian

The ELC Mourns the Loss of Civil Rights Icons Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C. T. Vivian

RESET

RESET

Meet The Women Members of The ELC Class of 2020

Meet The Women Members of The ELC Class of 2020

2020 Winter Membership Meeting Recap – Friday, February 21

2020 Winter Membership Meeting Recap – Friday, February 21

The Latest from The ELC

Splash Statement

The Executive Leadership Council Statement on Racial Injustice and Disparities Facing the Black Community

Click here to read our statement in response to recent events fatally impacting the Black community.