Strategic Alliances

Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) is a collaboration of three leading national business organizations: Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). Founded in 2004, the alliance focuses on enhancing shareholder value by promoting inclusion of women and minorities on corporate boards. The Prout Group Inc., an executive search firm, is a founding partner of the alliance and serves as advisor and facilitator.


CALIBR is a membership organization and professional network dedicated to accelerating the careers of mid-to-senior level African-American executives through specialized training, mentoring, coaching and networking opportunities that give members access to the best practices that drive business success. CALIBR members are sought after throughout corporate America because they are prepared to step into senior executive roles. CALIBR was founded in 1999 as a supporting organization to The Executive Leadership Council, comprised of mid-career managers, graduate and undergraduate winners of ELC competitions and of young African-American professionals who qualified for a special "Professional Class" ELC membership.