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About Carol Fulp

Public speaker and strategic advisor to CEOs and senior executives on diversity, inclusion, and culture. 

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Carol Fulp is the founder of Fulp Diversity LLC, where she collaborates with CEOs to advance diversity within their organizations. She is the author of Success Through Diversity: Why The Most Inclusive Companies Will Win, praised by Publishers Weekly, The World Economic Forum, and the Freedom Institute Forum.

More than 100 organizations have engaged Fulp for her book forums and consulting services, including Microsoft Headquarters, McKinsey, CVS, Liberty Mutual, PBS, Boston Red Sox, UPS, E&Y, Novartis, Harvard University, Texas Conference for Women, and more. She also delivers an Inclusive Leadership Forum Series at Boston College Graduate School of Business. The Institute of Politics, Policy & History has retained Fulp to produce their Founding Fathers Symposiums: Unpacking the Truth Behind the Complex Legacies, co-hosted by former D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt and MSNBC Analyst Michael Steele. Several companies have utilized her executive coaching and corporate board recruitment services.

Fulp previously served as President & CEO of The Partnership, Inc. This national professional services firm assists organizations in attracting, developing, and retaining multicultural executives and professionals to enhance the competitiveness of regions. During its three decades, The Partnership has collaborated with more than 6,000 multiculturals in its unique leadership development programming.

Prior to The Partnership, Fulp was Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Branding for John Hancock Financial. She previously was the Director of Community Programming and Human Resources for WCVB, the ABC-TV Boston affiliate. She also served as the Corporate Employee Relations Manager for the
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Given her leadership in business and public service, President Barack Obama appointed Fulp as a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly.


Fulp serves on the Board of Advisors for Eastern Bank and their Foundation. She is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Student Assistance Corporation. Her civic involvement includes serving as a Vice Chair for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, serving on the Board of Advisors for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, and the Board of Governors for the Boston College Chief Executives Club. She is also a founding Board Member of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the largest professional women’s conference in the country that attracts more than 17,000 attendees annually.

Fulp is the recipient of many honors, including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Bostonian Award and the Museum of African American History’s Living Legend Award. Boston Business Journal has listed her as one of the “50 Most Influential Bostonians,” and Boston Magazine featured her as one of the “21 Most Powerful People in Boston Business.”

Fulp is a graduate of the University of the State of New York. She is a recipient of an honorary doctorate of law from New England Law Boston, an honorary doctorate from Salem State University, and an honorary doctorate from Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management, where she served as commencement speaker. She and her husband, C. Bernard Fulp, reside in Boston.

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For people from all walks of life to have equal access to the amazing opportunities that life has to offer.

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To help CEOs and organizational leaders understand that diversity is a business imperative and a make-or-break requirement. Those who see exponential business success embrace diversity and inclusion while attracting and retaining more diverse professionals and creating workspaces where diverse professionals can thrive.


In our fast-changing demographic landscape, companies that proactively embrace diversity in all areas of their operations will be best poised to thrive.


In her book, Carol Fulp explores staffing trends in the US and provides a blueprint for what businesses must do to maintain their competitiveness and customer base. 


Her blueprint includes new ways to hire, pull managers together around diversity, new kinds of leadership development, and engage employees to embrace differences. 

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