ELC Honors Symposium

The ELC Honors Symposium is a multi-day professional development experience comprising of a series of workshops and meetings that prepare ELC Scholars to contribute their talents in the workplace effectively.

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Honors Symposium Overview

The Honors Symposium introduces The ELC’s scholarship recipients to a wide range of business-related careers and industries to increase the number of future Black business leaders. Our goal is to help fill the pipeline of Black corporate executives from the classroom to the boardroom.


Newly selected ELC Scholars are expected to participate in the Honors Symposium. ELC Scholar Alumni are also invited to rejoin the leadership development series. 

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Pinning Ceremony

The 2022 ELC Scholar Pinning Ceremony opened the weeklong Honors Symposium. This inaugural ceremony welcomed Scholars into The Executive Leadership Community and reaffirmed The ELC’s commitment to cultivating Black talent. Scholars were pinned by ELC Members and Corporate Sponsors who have demonstrated Black Excellence and achieved top performance in their careers.

The following topics were covered in the 2021 Honors Symposium: Mental Health, Design Thinking, Self-Branding, Career Readiness, Financial Management and Thriving in Corporate Environments.


Thank you to the following companies for facilitating the 2021 Honors Symposium: The Steve Fund, City Fund, TB Global Impact Strategies, Geaux Network-TV, CoolBrands People/Signitt, Black Digital, Lowe’s, and Synchrony.

2020 Honors Symposium Overview

The following topics were covered in the 2020 Honors Symposium: goal setting, identifying your competitive advantage and the art of effective storytelling.

Thank you to The Coaching Factory for facilitating the 2020 Honors Symposium.

Each scholarship program has unique eligibility requirements that candidates must meet for consideration.


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