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. The ABD’s mission is to enhance shareholder value in Fortune 500 companies by promoting inclusion of women and minorities on corporate boards.

The ABD Census provides benchmark data that assesses the status of women and minorities on corporate boards. Their reports analyze data based on race, gender, and trends relative to overall diversity; as well as the comparative differences in rates of representation among minorities and women board directors of the top U.S. companies. ABD collaborated with Deloitte to publish “Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards.” The 2018 Missing Pieces Report will be released in early 2019. More information about ABD is available at theabd.org.

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.