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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Executive
Nonprofit Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Pancakes
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
While We Can.

Birthplace

Born:
1/28/1952
Birth Location:
Jamaica, Queens, New York

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Executive
Nonprofit Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Pancakes
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
While We Can.

Birthplace

Born:
1/28/1952
Birth Location:
Jamaica, Queens
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Biography

Corporate and nonprofit executive Carol Fulp was born on January 28, 1952 in Queens, New York to Paris Nicholson, Jr. and Miriam Nicholson, the first African American female manager at Swissair Airlines. Fulp graduated from Springfield Gardens High School in Queens, New York in 1970. She initially studied at Boston University, but earned her B.S. degree in liberal arts from the State University of New York at Albany in 1974.

Fulp first worked as a customer service representative at the Gillette Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Over the next decade, she was promoted to corporate employee relations manager at Gillette. In 1987, Fulp transitioned to the television industry as a human resource manager at WCVB, Boston’s ABC-TV affiliate, where she was eventually promoted to director of community programming and human resources. In 1998, Fulp left WCVB to become the assistant vice president of community relations at John Hancock Financial Services. She was promoted to vice president of community relations in 2002, and senior vice president of corporate responsibility and brand initiatives in 2009. In 2010, Fulp was selected by President Barack Obama as a representative of the United States to the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In 2012, Fulp left John Hancock to become president and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., a leadership development organization for executives and professionals of color. She was appointed to the board of trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands by U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh, and the board of trustees of Boston Public Library as well as the City of Boston Compensation Advisory Board by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Appointed by Governor Deval L. Patrick, Fulp served for five years on the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Board. She was also appointed to the Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s Advisory Committee on Wage Equality, and served on the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership board. Fulp joined the Boston University Board of Trustees in 2015.

Fulp received numerous awards, including the Eleanor Roosevelt Award and the Patriot’s Award as well as the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2000 Pinnacle Award and 2017 Distinguished Bostonian Award. In 2003, Fulp was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women In Boston” by Boston Magazine. Fulp was a founding co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women in 2005, the largest women’s leadership conference in the country with 10,000 attendees. Fulp was the recipient of an honorary doctorate of law from New England Law Boston and an honorary doctorate from Salem State University.

Fulp is married to bank executive C. Bernard Fulp.

Carol Fulp was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on October 21, 2016.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Carol Fulp's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Carol Fulp lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Carol Fulp describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Carol Fulp talks about her mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Carol Fulp describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Carol Fulp talks about her mother's career at Gertz in Queens, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Carol Fulp describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Carol Fulp describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Carol Fulp remembers the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Carol Fulp remembers moving to Rochdale Village in Queens, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Carol Fulp remembers visiting her family in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Carol Fulp remembers the International Summer Camp Montana in Switzerland
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Carol Fulp recalls her early experiences of racial discrimination
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Carol Fulp describes her early interactions with the Jewish community in Queens, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Carol Fulp talks about her experiences at International Summer Camp Montana in Switzerland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Carol Fulp recalls her activities at Springfield Gardens High School in Queens, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Carol Fulp remembers the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Carol Fulp talks about her father's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Carol Fulp recalls the impact of her father's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Carol Fulp describes her experiences of epilepsy
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Carol Fulp talks about her early interest in the arts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Carol Fulp describes her experiences at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Carol Fulp recalls working at The Gillette Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Carol Fulp describes her first husband's political activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Carol Fulp talks about her experiences at WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Carol Fulp recalls the end of the Federal Communications Commission's fairness doctrine
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Carol Fulp remembers the programming on WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Carol Fulp talks about combining the human resources and community relations departments at WCVB-TV
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Carol Fulp talks about her experiences at John Hancock Financial Services Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Carol Fulp recalls creating the Boston Women Build in the Bayou program
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Carol Fulp remembers meeting her husband, C. Bernard Fulp
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Carol Fulp describes her promotion to senior vice president at John Hancock Financial Services Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Carol Fulp talks about her youth advocacy programs at John Hancock Financial Services Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Carol Fulp talks about the Boston Marathon's Kenya Project
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Carol Fulp reflects upon her community programming with John Hancock Financial Services Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Carol Fulp talks about the Massachusetts Conference for Women
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Carol Fulp recalls the election of President Barack Obama
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Carol Fulp remembers winning the Eleanor Roosevelt Award
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Carol Fulp describes her tenure as a trustee of the University of the Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Carol Fulp talks about her appointment to the United Nations General Assembly
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Carol Fulp describes the history of The Partnership, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Carol Fulp describes the mission of The Partnership, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Carol Fulp talks about the Civil Rights Movement in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Carol Fulp describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Carol Fulp talks about the current civil rights efforts in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Carol Fulp describes her family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 13 - Carol Fulp recalls joining the board of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 14 - Carol Fulp talks about her role as a mentor
  • Tape: 4 Story: 15 - Carol Fulp reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 4 Story: 16 - Carol Fulp reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 17 - Carol Fulp describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Carol Fulp narrates her photographs