The Executive Leadership Council Business Brief is a series of video conversations focused on issues of relevance to ELC members and the business community.

2022 ELC Business Briefs

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in the Workplace

June: ELC President & CEO Mike Hyter recently chatted with Coqual President & CEO Lanaya Irvin. Lanaya is a thought leader in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), specifically the experience of the LGBTQIA+ community in corporate America.

ELC Executive Business Brief: Women's History Month with Jalina Porter

March: In this tenth installment of The ELC Business Brief, ELC CEO Mike Hyter interviews Jalina Porter, Principal Deputy Spokesperson at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Porter sheds light on the crisis in Ukraine, and in particular, the discrimination against Black people.

ELC Business Brief: Voting Rights and American Democracy

January: In his first Business Brief of the new year, ELC President and CEO Mike Hyter hosted Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. Congressman Butterfield discusses the impact of voting rights on American democracy in light of recent events, such as Supreme Court Justice Breyer’s retirement announcement. Click below to view the January ELC CEO LinkedIn Chat.

2021 ELC Business Briefs

ELC Business Brief: The Rebirth of a Brand

December: ELC Business Brief, “The Rebirth of A Brand,” featured Michele Thornton Ghee, CEO of
Ebony & Jet

ELC Business Brief: A Focus on Mental Health

November: ELC Business Brief, “A Focus on Mental Health,” featured Dr. Janet Taylor, Psychiatrist and
Author of The Courageous Classroom;

ELC Business Brief: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October: ELC Business Brief, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” featured Paula Schneider, President
and CEO, Susan G. Komen Foundation;

ELC Business Brief: The Boulé, The ELC, and The Links, Inc. Joint CBCF Fellows Contribution

September: ELC Business Brief, “The Boule, The ELC, and The Links, Inc. Joint CBCF Fellows
Contribution,” featured Dwayne M. Murray, Grand Sire Archon of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (The
Boulé) and Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D., 17th National President of The Links, Incorporated;

ELC Business Brief: Black Women's Equal Pay Day

August: ELC Business Brief, “Black Women’s Equal Pay Day,” featured Erika Irish Brown, Chief Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Global Head of Talent at Citi;

ELC Business Brief: Strengthening the Pipeline of Black Corporate Executives

July: ELC Business Brief, “Strengthening the Pipeline of Black Corporate Executives,” featured Dr.
Christopher Butts, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at The Executive Leadership Council;

ELC Business Brief: Black Executive Leadership in the LGBTQ Community

June: ELC Business Brief, “Black Executive Leadership in the LGBTQ Community,” featured Brickson
Diamond, CEO, Big Answers LLC and Colleen Taylor, President, Merchant Services – US at American

ELC Business Brief: Supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

May: ELC Business Brief, “Supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander Community,” featured John
Wang, Founder & President, Asian American Business Development Center and Linda Akutagawa,
President and CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP);