• CEO, Fulp Diversity
• Author of Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win
Carol Fulp is a business executive who is an authority on diversity and inclusion. She is the founding CEO of Fulp Diversity LLC. She is also the author of Success Through Diversity: Why The Most Inclusive Companies Will Win praised by Publishers Weekly, Booklist and the World Economic Forum. More than 100 organizations have engaged Fulp in forums around her book including Microsoft, McKinsey, CVS, Mastercard, PBS, Google, Accenture, Boston Red Sox, Deloitte, UPS, Novartis, Drexel University, Harvard University, Texas Conference for Women and more.
Fulp previously served as President & CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the region by attracting, developing, retaining and convening multicultural professionals. During its three decades, corporations have sponsored more than 5,000 multicultural professionals in The Partnership’s unique leadership development programming.
Fulp increased The Partnership’s impact and reach, while exponentially growing the organization’s financial strength and expanding programming to the C-Suite level and the life sciences sector. In addition, she created board and employment placement services.
Prior to The Partnership, Fulp was Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Brand Initiatives for John Hancock Financial. Previously, she served as 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 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 Sixty-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Fulp serves on the Board of Advisors for Eastern Bank and is Vice Chair of the Board of the American Student Assistance Corporation. Her civic involvement include serving on the Board of Advisors for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, Senior Advisory Board Member for the University of the District of Columbia’s Institute of Politics as well as a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also a founding Co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the largest professional women’s conference in the country, annually attracting more than 17,000 attendees.
Fulp is the recipient of many honors including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Bostonian Award, the New England Anti-Defamation League’s Woman of Valor Award and the Museum of African American History’s Living Legend Award. During her career, Boston Business Journal listed her as one of the “50 Most Influential Bostonians” and Boston Magazine listed 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 degree from Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, where she served as commencement speaker. She is married to C. Bernard Fulp, Chairman of Go-Biz Solutions and they reside in Boston.