Panel Discussion: A Conversation with ELC Members
Embracing our theme, The Power of Game Changing Leadership, ELC panel members will share key aspects and highlights of their personal leadership journey overcoming barriers that brought them into the c-suite. The ELC Member Panel is timely given the changes in the digital economy leading to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the current status of fewer African American managers in corporations, as well as other organizations. ELC Member panelists will offer strategies on ways to build a game changing pipeline to address a gap where African American professionals represent 12 percent of the U.S. workforce, and only 8 percent of management occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). The desire and need remains for advancement beyond the glass ceiling.