The LEAD360™ Think Tank is an action-oriented cohort of inclusive companies who are determined to increase the success of Black executives. 

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NOW IS THE TIME: A NEW  DIRECTION

RACIAL AND ETHNIC REPRESENTATION IN FORTUNE 500 LEADERSHIP

White men account for 70% of corporate leadership roles despite representing only 31% of the workforce. This is the disparity between representation in the U.S. workforce and representation in executives of Fortune 500 companies, based on the data from 16 firms on the list that release full diversity numbers.   – Fortune Magazine, 2017

ASIAN

10%

0%

-10%

WHITE

TWO OR MORE

NATIVE AMERICAN

HAWAIIAN

OR PACIFIC

ISLANDER

HISPANIC

BLACK

– Fortune Magazine, 2017

“Despite years of diversity programs and pious pledges by corporate America, the ranks of African American chief executives running an Fortune500 company remain maddeningly very slim.”

-Fortune Magazine 

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LEAD360 RESEARCH FINDINGS: BEYOND THE NUMBERS

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Many Black corporate leaders see the current social unrest parallel to what they experience everyday; inside and outside the corporate arena.

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Middle managers and new senior leaders feel less access to executive education opportunities.

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Many commercial leaders lack faith in the sustainability of the current approach to diversity.

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Black leaders feel isolated as they rise; Lacking access to unwritten rules and advancement opportunities. 

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CEO’s may seem blindsided regarding their caustic cultures do the diluting of facts by internal systems

OUR THINKING: 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Corporations are stronger 

with the addition of Black Leaders in its

core thinking

We experience examples 

of Black Executives making significant contributions to major corporations at all levels

We have the intellectual capital, collectively, to drive bold new interventions

that will change the current trajectory  

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2020-2024 THINK TANK INITIATIVES   

DEVELOPING ACTION-BASED STRATEGIES

Create a talent hub that connects the most talented Black leaders with the most inclusive companies (actions, technologies, networks, etc.)  

Establish pedagogies, developing platforms, and work  people to bring forth the ultimate training experience for Black executive leaders.   

Utilizing the platforms of innovation and critical thinking to develop disruptive and measurable strategies to increase the number of Black executive leader.

BUILD TALENT

COMMUNITY

RE-IMAGINE EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

CREATE 5-YEAR

ACTION PLAN 

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NOW IS THE TIME:

THE PATH TO POSITIVE TRAJECTORY

INITIATIVE ONE

INITIATIVE TWO

INITIATIVE THREE

YEAR ONE STRATEGIC PLAN

Executive Talent Communities 

Virtual Host: Stanford 

Corporate Sponsor: Genentech 

Chair: Tamika James

Vice Chair: James Cheng

Executive Learning Experiences  

Virtual Host: Georgetown 

Corporate Liberty Mutual

Chair: Dr. Tiffany Dotson

Vice Chair: Nikki Lanier

Innovative Diversity 

Virtual Host: Princeton/NYU

Corporate Sponsor: NYU

Chair: Dr. Lisa Coleman 

Vice Chair: Camille Pierce

C-SUITE Encounter

Live: Georgetown

Corporate Sponsor: TBD

Chair: Dr. EW Walton 

Moderator: Ed Gordon

LEAD360

on

Capital Hill

ORIENTATION

ORIENTATION

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT (CONSULTANTS) 

TEAM FOCUS GROUP 

TEAM FOCUS GROUP 

TEAM FOCUS GROUP 

INDIVIDUAL STRAT PLAN COACHING (5 HOURS) 

GEORGETOWN STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION 

THOUGHT LEADER DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS 

THINK TANK PROCESS: NOW IS THE TIME

THINK STRATEGICALLY  

Developing the strategies that focus on measurable results.

ACT 

Try it.

LEARN

Evaluate the areas that work and quickly change those that do not show measurable progress.

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THE BENEFITS OF DRIVING CHANGE

STRATEGIC 

PLAN DEVELOPMENT

EXECUTIVE

EDUCATION

EXECUTIVE

COACHING SESSIONS

THOUGHT-LEADER

DEVELOPMENT

COMPANY

DIVERSITY

PUBLICATION

PLAN

STRATEGIC 

PARTNERSHIPS

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