The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is a national organization comprising current and former Black CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies. For more than three decades, The ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline. We open channels of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities.

ELC members have access to a powerful network of Black business leaders around the globe and benefit from formal and informal networking and executive development opportunities

Our programs and initiatives connect, convene and support Black executives in their personal and professional development.


To be eligible for membership consideration, candidates must qualify as one of the following:

  • Senior-level black executive, defined as CEO, C-suite executives, and those reporting to C-suite executives (i.e., within two positions of the enterprise-wide CEO) at a Fortune 1000/Global 500 corporation or company with equivalent annual revenues
  • Senior-level black executive, as defined above, at a professional services firm equivalent to a Fortune 1000/Global 500 corporation
  • Black executive serving on the Board of Directors of a Fortune 1000/Global 500 corporation or equivalent
  • Black entrepreneur of a top-tier company with minimum annual revenues of $200 million

Visit our website to learn more about how to Become an ELC Member.