Pamela McElvane, MBA, MA,
CEO DiversityMBAHeadquartered in Chicago, IL
Diversity MBA (DMBA) is a national brand that provides talent management and diversity & inclusion strategies to Fortune 1000 companies. Ms. McElvane leads an innovative, passionate and creative team that provides clients like, Kaiser Permanente, Wal-Mart Stores, AT&T, JLL, Carolinas HealthCare Systems, Nielsen, The Clorox Company, Colgate-Palmolive and more with access to leadership development programs, research on current trends for diversity strategy, and talent management. DMBA was selected to lead the State of Illinois’ study on discrimination and diversity & inclusion for private employment companies. DMBAs key brands positions companies to recognize top talent, celebrate diversity leadership, and support thought leaders. DiversityMBA Magazine distributes to 1.95 million subscribers print and digital; DMBA Inclusive Leadership Index has surveyed more than 800 unique companies across industries and recognized more than 400 companies for the Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers to Work; DMBAs Top 100 has recognized 1000 leaders with advanced degrees for outstanding leadership and service. DMBA has trained more than 25,000 professionals within the past decade. DMBA partners and supports more than 30 professional associations and minority businesses.
Ms. McElvane has her MBA in Finance and International Marketing from University of California at Berkeley. She has received numerous awards; recently awarded Martin Luther King Excellence Award from Illinois Dept. of Human Rights; Strategic Star from Diversity Woman; Phenomenal Women, Black Women’s Expo; Who’s Who Most Influential Chicago Spotlight; Chicago and Regional Minority Supplier of the Year. Ms. McElvane believes in servant leadership as she is dedicated to help others. She serves on Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council Board; Howard University Executive MBA Board, chair’s LUV Institute Board. Ms. McElvane is a frequent guest on national and local radio and television (ABC, WGN & NBC) speaking about Diversity & Inclusion business impact. She is also published in several books, business publications, and thought leadership white papers. Beginning Spring 2017, her first book joint of 10 will be published. Most important, Ms. McElvane-Boulanger is inspired by her three children (Chris, Joshua and Cameron) and spouse (Nelson).