A strategic partnership with The ELC offers companies the ability to leverage our brand to spotlight their corporate diversity, corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives that are aligned with The ELC’s purpose. Companies with diverse leadership are proven to be more innovative and enjoy stronger reputations because they are better suited to operate in a culturally complex global market. We are committed to cultivating the leaders who will make this possible, and our corporate partners provide valuable support that enables us to do so.

The Alliance for Board Diversity

Founded in 2004, the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) is a collaboration of four leadership organizations: Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council Inc. (ELC), the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). Diversified Search, an executive search firm, is a partner of the alliance and serves as advisor and facilitator. ABD has had a mission to increase the representation of women and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (UR&EG) on corporate boards and amplify the need for diverse board composition.

During this time, ABD has celebrated the elevation of this issue in public dialogues and applauded the leadership of those corporations that are working toward greater board diversity. ABD collaborated with Deloitte to publish “Missing Pieces Report: A board diversity census of women and underrepresented racial and ethnic groups on Fortune 500 boards, 7th edition.” The 7th edition of the Missing Pieces Report is the culmination of a multiyear effort organized by ABD. Deloitte has collaborated with ABD on this initiative for previous installments published in 2016, 2018, and 2020.

To read the full “Missing Pieces” report, please visit Missing Pieces Report on Board Diversity | Deloitte US

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue.

CEOs recognize that change starts with them. With more than 450 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations involved with CEO Action, the goal is to leverage our individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. More information is available at ceoaction.org.

The Senior Multicultural Leaders Conference

The Senior Multicultural Leaders Conference is hosted by Morgan Stanley, AARP, Target, and Deloitte in partnership with Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics. This conference provides perspectives from leaders in the corporate, education, nonprofit and government arenas relevant to leaders executing in a competitive global environment.


CALIBR was initially founded in 1999 as an affiliate of The Executive Leadership Council. In recent years, it became a separate entity with its own 501(c)(3) status. It is a professional organization that offers career and professional development, community service opportunities, and points of connectivity for mid-career black executives.