Carol Fulp

CAROL FULP is a successful business executive who is an authority on diversity and inclusion. She is the founding CEO of Fulp Diversity Consultants, LLC. She is also the author of Success Through Diversity: Why The Most Inclusive Companies Will Win praised by Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

A number of companies have engaged Fulp in diversity forums around her book including Microsoft Headquarters-Seattle, McKinsey, CVS, Liberty Mutual, PBS, Google, Boston Red Sox, Deloitte, UPS, E&Y, Novartis, Drexel University, Harvard University, Boston University, Texas Conference for Women and more.  

She previously served as President and 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, The Partnership has collaborated with 300 corporations who have sponsored more than 4,000 multicultural professionals in its unique leadership development programming.

Fulp has 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 has 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, Fulp 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 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 Trustees for Eastern Bank, as well as the board of directors for the American Student Assistance Corporation and the New England College of Business. Her civic involvement includes the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, trustee of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation as well as board of directors of 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, attracting 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 in 2017 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 the 2017 commencement speaker.

She is married to C. Bernard Fulp, Chairman of Go-Biz Solutions and they reside in Boston.


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