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Symposium Partners

The Executive Leadership Symposium (ELS) is proud to support the missions of Boardroom Bound and Diversity Pipeline Alliance and The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (NYC.)   These non-profit co-hosts have an opportunity to actively participate in the development of program content including nominating keynote & featured speakers, and leading workshops. Co-hosts participate in media outreach, and are featured in national symposium advertising. ELS, with the support of P&L Group and other corporate sponsors,  underwrites the participation of our non-profit co-hosts, who invite, as their guest, key constituents including board members, financial supporters, and local leaders, as well as sharing significant discounts with the members of numerous organizations that they partner with.


Boardroom Bound

Boardroom Bound is a 501c(3) public service that supports the nation's interest and works to restore public trust in corporate America by pre-qualifying a new generation of director candidates for Fortune 1000 and emerging and rapid growth companies AND by creating the pipeline network that delivers them to the corporate board room. Boardroom Bound focuses on two of the largest, frequently overlooked talent pools from which companies are encouraged to select independent board directors from; these are multi-ethnic executives and women. Boardroom Bound's goal is 50% parity in the corporate boardroom by the year 2015.


Linda K. Bolliger, Founder & CEO, 301.261.7202 www.boardroom-bound.com


Diversity Pipeline Alliance

The Diversity Pipeline Alliance (DPA) is a network of the nation's leading organizations who share a mission of preparing people of color for leadership and management positions in the 21st century workforce. Founding members of the Alliance include A Better Chance, American Indian Graduate Center, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), College Summit Inc., Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Gates Millennium Scholars, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), INROADS, Inc., Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), National Hispanic Business Association (NHBA), National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), The PhD Project, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), the Riordan Programs and The Robert Toigo Foundation.

Contact: Karen Johns, Executive Director, 703.893.2063,  www.diversitypipeline.org


Manhattan Chamber of Commerce  (Founding Conference Partner - New York City)

"We sponsor and produce a number of events that are all in one way or another helping to SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF THE NY ECONOMY AND INCREASE JOBS. This program's emphasis on providing resources and ongoing support to existing women leaders, including practical presentations, interactive executive education workshops and peer networking, is forward thinking." -Nancy Ploeger

Contact: Nancy Ploeger, President of The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, 212.473.7875, www.manhattancc.org


P&L Publishing

This year P&L Publishing celebrates their 10th year anniversary as a publisher of leading business and diversity publications, including DiversityMBA Magazine, BlackMBA Magazine, and Black IT Professional Magazine. DiversityMBA magazine circulation exceeds 60,000 readers including students and alumni of the nation's top MBA programs across multiple industries and all functional business areas. DiversityMBA Magazine is also available at Barnes & Noble, Darden Books, Hasting Bookstores and 300 retail outlets nationally.

Contact:  Pam McElvane, President and CEO, 708.422.1506


New York City
Executive Leadership Symposium
Direct:  (203)291-9944
Contact: Bill Shulman, Chairperson & Co-Founder


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