the Com­pet­i­tive Ad­van­tage of Black Wealth, Power And in­flu­ence

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

“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.”

SKIP SPRIGGS

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.”

Writ­ten by Ju­ditH l. turnock

Skip Spriggs, Pres­i­dent and CeO, the elC

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