Elaine Brown, Executive Consultant with The Advisory Alliance, draws on her corporate background in business and communications to help executives and their teams accelerate growth, make inclusive leadership a competitive edge, and develop and retain emerging talent.
Elaine brings an accomplished record of executive leadership across multiple industries, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit, public sectors and academia, including: Exxon Mobil, ESPN, Johnson & Johnson, Time Warner, Warner Bros, Ogilvy & Mather, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, DC, and National Organization for Women, Minority Council, among others.
Recent engagements include working with:
- Time Warner, with the Chief Diversity Officer and SVP Corporate Social Responsibility to inspire women leaders, and develop and motivate high potentials.
- ESPN, with the head of HR, to facilitate learning and development strategies across departments, and work with affinity groups to increase leadership capability.
- Johnson & Johnson, with the VP of Supply Chain to provide coaching to a select group of high potentials to enhance their leadership skills.
- Exxon Mobil, with the CEO and senior executives, to boost team effectiveness and productivity, and assist in career management.
As Vice President at HBO, Elaine launched, branded and created original content for 5 distinctive digital channels that targeted specific demographics, enhancing HBO’s value proposition and increasing subscription-based revenue. Having built what became the Special Markets Unit, Elaine oversaw a multi-million dollar budget, and added HBO Latino and Cinemax to her leadership. With a record of firsts and breakthroughs in launches, campaigns, productions and promotions for niche markets, e.g., women, family, urban, millennial, Latino, African American and GLBT, she partnered with senior executives, department presidents, and CEOs to deliver results, including a content collaboration with the President of Syndication that led to multi-million licensing deals with cable networks for Sex and the City, The Sopranos, The Wire and Entourage. She has won over 40 industry awards, including 2 Emmys, one as executive producer for the Aids: Get Tested public service announcement, a partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation and The National Basketball Association.
Author of three books, including the Amazon best-seller The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women (in the 7th printing), she is sought-after as a keynote speaker and has been featured at the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus, on WNBC-TV, Fox-TV, Tavis Smiley, National Public Radio and WBAI radio shows, USA Today, NY Daily News, Amsterdam News, and Essence.
A graduate of Wheaton College, Elaine has also completed advanced leadership, executive management and marketing programs at Harvard Business School, Simmons School of Management, NYU, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and Rutgers University.