Invitation-only organizations for senior-level business professionals.

Exclusive member benefits for Forbes Councils

Dedicated Concierge Team

At the core of everything we do is our member concierge team. Our team is committed to connecting you to the right people and resources at the right time — which is why you should consider them an extension of your own team.

Get Published on

Members are selected for Forbes Councils based on their depth and diversity of experience, then invited to share their insights via CommunityVoice on Write business articles or submit short industry-related tips when you’re short on time. Our in-house editorial team will guide you through a professional editing process to ensure your content meets the criteria and is primed for audience engagement.

Members-Only Tools

Members-only web and mobile dashboards help you stay connected to the community and our team. Request introductions to fellow members and enjoy on-demand access to your member benefits anytime, anywhere. You can even live chat with our concierge team right from the dashboard.

Travel & Business Services Marketplace

Through our marketplace, you can access volume discounts and members-only rates from pre-qualified service providers in nearly every industry (including travel, credit card processing, back-office services, PEOs, financing, accounting, marketing solutions and many others). Our member concierge team can connect you to the right services for your needs.

Knowledge Share & Networking

Get peer insights and advice anytime through our online support forums and member-led webinars. Connect with your peers to share expertise, learn from each other and solve business challenges in a private setting. You can also explore our library of webinars to further your professional development.

Branding & Marketing Collateral

After you join, our concierge team will provide web badges, decals, press release templates and blog posts that you can use to share your affiliation with the community at your location, on social media, and in your newsletters and websites. You can use these materials to build credibility with potential customers, hires, partners and investors.

Forbes CMO, Tom Davis

"The team behind Forbes Councils has a deep understanding of high-touch and highly personalized community management and is uniquely positioned to support the types of individuals who are accepted for membership."

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Our Story

Forbes, one of the most iconic media companies in the world, and the team behind YEC, a world-class entrepreneurship organization, have partnered to create a new kind of professional community that proactively connects members to each other as well as best-in-class resources based on their specific business needs.

After years of talking to top professionals about what they were missing, YEC’s team started looking more closely at the professional and trade organizations available to the kinds of world-class founders, business owners, executives and professionals they work with every day. What they saw was an industry in need of an update; many such organizations offer only a limited roster of superficial benefits, and do little to connect members to each other in meaningful ways.

By partnering, YEC and Forbes combined YEC’s deep understanding of community building with Forbes' global reach and resources to create a better kind of professional organization -- one that considers what a leader needs in every facet of their business life, and provides one-on-one attention based on those individual needs.

The end result is Forbes Councils, a new and innovative network of organizations for the most world-class business professionals, who now have a place to discuss and solve pressing business challenges with their peers, share their insights via thought leadership articles on and get personalized one-on-one support from their Forbes Councils concierge, who acts as an extension of their own team. Concierges work with members on a regular, ongoing basis to learn about the member’s specific business needs and challenges. With that information, the concierge proactively connects the member to the right industry peers or resources exactly when they need them.

Some of those exclusive benefits and resources include the opportunity to share business insights, thought leadership and advice articles with’s nearly 38 million monthly readers; a business services concierge team to connect members with curated resources like travel concierge services, financing, insurance, a global workspace network and volume discounts from hundreds of vetted vendors; exclusive access to members-only VIP events and experiences; and peer-to-peer learning and educational content, to name a few highlights.

And because Forbes Councils has a rigorous selection process, every member can be assured that they are part of a vetted peer community of the highest caliber. We invite you to see if you qualify to join one of our current or upcoming organizations.

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