A Message to Our Community

We at AESC share the pain that so many communities across the US—and now reverberating around the world—are feeling in light of recent events.  

As an organization dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide, we know that effective leadership extends far beyond corporate offices and into the streets of the communities we impact. 

To achieve our full potential as businesses, as leaders, as societies, as citizens—we must listen to each other, learn from each other, and have the courage to stand up for one another. As an association committed to diversity and inclusion in leadership, we know that the true power of diversity at the leadership level will never be achieved without inclusion in our communities. 

The unacceptable reality that some experience firsthand every day is that there remain deep, systemic inequalities embedded in our society. This must change. As champions of diverse leadership, we too must be champions of inclusive communities. Together, we must work much harder to #BeTheChange.  

In the wise words of Martin Luther King Jr., "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." 

Please join us in being the change—in both our businesses and our communities. Our hearts are with you. Our hearts are together.