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About Carol Fulp

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

Carol Fulp is the CEO of Fulp Diversity, where she collaborates with CEOs to advance diversity in their organizations. She is co-founder of The Race & Gender Project, where she further evolves inclusion and belonging in organizations. She is the author of Success Through Diversity: Why The Most Inclusive Companies Will Win.

More than 100 organizations have engaged Fulp in diversity forums around her work, including Microsoft, PBS, and Harvard University. She also presents a year-long forum on Inclusive Leadership at Boston College Graduate School of Business.

She previously served as CEO of The Partnership, the premier organization that develops, retains, and convenes multicultural executives and professionals. More than 5,000 have participated in its unique leadership programming. She also held executive positions at John Hancock, WCVB, the ABC-TV Boston affiliate, and the Gillette Company.

Given her leadership in business and public service, President Barack Obama appointed her as a Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations General Assembly.

Fulp serves on the Board of Advisors for Eastern Bank as well as their Foundation. She is the Vice-Chair of the Board for the American Student Assistance Corporation.

She is a trustee of the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, John Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, Institute of Politics, Policy, and History for the University of the District of Columbia as well as Vice-Chair for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also a founding Board Member of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the largest professional women’s conference in the country.

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 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.”

She is a graduate of the University of the State of New York. She received honorary doctorate degrees from New England Law Boston, Salem State University, and Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management, where she served as the commencement speaker.


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


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.

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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.