Starting a Diversity-Based Employee Resource Group
Having gone through the experience of creating an LGBTQIA+ ERG at Rightpoint (Pride@RP), I have some pointers on making a successful ERG. Topics I might include are: 1. Convincing HR/Executives why your ERG is needed. 2. If your company doesn't have a focus on DEI, here's why they should. 3. How to handle membership, especially if employees are afraid of outing themselves. 4. Don't go it alone! It takes a team of passionate, committed folks to make it work. 5. Visibility on a budget 6. Good partner organizations. 7. Educating your work place on microagressions, unconscious bias, and the benefits of diverse ideas.Speakers
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