Our programs and initiatives connect, convene and support Black executives in their personal and professional development.


To be eligible for membership consideration, candidates must qualify as one of the following:

  • Senior-level black executive, defined as CEO, C-suite executives and those reporting to C-suite executives (i.e., within two positions of the enterprise-wide CEO) at a Fortune 1000/Global 500 corporation or company with equivalent annual revenues
  • Senior-level black executive, as defined above, at a professional services firm equivalent to a Fortune 1000/Global 500 corporation
  • Black executive serving on the Board of Directors of a Fortune 1000/Global 500 corporation or equivalent
  • Black entrepreneur of a top-tier company with minimum annual revenues of $200 million

To be extended a membership application, the candidate must:

  • Receive a nomination for membership consideration from an ELC member in good standing.
  • Meet one of the preliminary membership criteria.
  • Receive Membership Committee approval.

If one of the above membership eligibility criteria is met and an application extended, the candidate must:

  • Submit the completed application including two (2) letters of recommendation from ELC members in good standing.
  • Interview with a Membership Committee member.

If accepted for ELC membership, the new member must:

  • Satisfy the dues requirement.
  • Attend orientation and induction sessions.