the Competitive Advantage of Black Wealth, Power And influence
“the elc’s purpose is to create pathways of opportunity for the development of black executives who can then positively impact the communities in which they live and work.”
PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
‘‘We want to see more blacks on boards. We want to see more blacks as CEOs. And we want to have an impact on our community.” The ELC goals declared by Spriggs, longtime ELC member newly installed at The ELC’s helm, are not new, but they are bold. And they are achievable for the more than 700-member ELC, now in its fourth decade.
In its more than three decades, The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) has a record of stellar achievement. Close to 200 ELC members have joined boards of directors of major corporations; most black CEOs of major corporations, current and past, have been or are ELC members; and thousands of potential business leaders have been trained through ELC’s unique leadership and development programs to advance their careers. The ELC has awarded roughly 1,000 college and business school scholarships to minority students, many of them attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). “We recognize the people on whose shoulders we stand, and we will make sure we create enough shoulders for the next generations,” Spriggs emphasizes.
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“thousands of potential business leaders have been trained through elc’s unique leadership and development programs to advance their careers.”
Skip Spriggs, President and CeO, the elC