The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is a national organization comprising of current and former black CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies. For 32 years, The ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline. We empower black corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities.
In 2012, The ELC launched its strategic goals to increase the number of black executives serving in CEO positions and those one and two levels below by a net addition of at least one per Fortune 1000 and Global 500 company, and to increase the number of seats held by black executives on the boards of publicly traded companies by 200. These aspirations will help advance the innovation and competitiveness of corporations, ensuring the long-term success of communities by bringing diverse thinking to the decision-making table.
The ELC’s charitable efforts focus on improving local communities and helping disadvantaged groups within the broader society. The work supports education programs and provides scholarships to deserving students interested in business and corporate careers.