(Above: Michelle Ebanks, President, People en Español and Essence Communications, greets attendees at the Executive Leadership Foundation's 2013 Women's Leadership Forum.)

Time Warner has a long history of supporting and cultivating diverse talent. That's why the company was pleased to host the Executive Leadership Council's (ELC) 2013 Women's Leadership Forum Tuesday at Time Warner Center in New York City.

The forum brings together some of the most influential women in business, politics and academia to offer candid reflections and share lessons learned, while giving attendees the chance to expand their networks of mentors and peers.

This year's event, with the theme "Power 360°: The Next Act," marks the forum's tenth anniversary providing executive development and leadership training programs for women of the ELC and other African-American female executives.

Michelle Ebanks, President, People en Español and Essence Communications (pictured above), greeted the more than 120 attendees on behalf of Time Warner, noting how overwhelmed she was by forum attendees' willingness to reach out and "lift others as they climb."

You can see several snapshots from the forum opening below, and you can learn more about the work of the Executive Leadership Council here.

Attendees at the 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum, held Tuesday at Time Warner Center in New York City.

President and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council Ronald Parker greets attendees.