Our External Advocacy initiative is designed to position The ELC as a champion for full inclusion on public policy issues that impact Black constituents and other minority groups on a national level.

In alignment with our member engagement efforts, we are also committed to becoming the most reputable and primary “go to” source for the advocacy of Black executives and leaders in advancing Black representation on corporate boards and in C-Suites. Another focus area is education, with a special emphasis on strengthening HBCUs at the leadership and governance levels. We expanded our efforts this year to engage government officials on relevant public policy issues such as economic development and criminal justice reform.