No matter how your organization selects its ERG leadership, it is not often that you will find someone jumping up and down at the chance to embrace the role or take on the additional workload required.

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The focus of employee resource groups needs to move beyond group to an individual talent discussion. Instead of focusing on barriers that only impact my group, the focus must evolve to identify barriers to becoming the employer of choice for all.

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“I passionately believe in winning together—I don’t want my female colleagues to feel alone as they try to balance climbing the career ladder with their family responsibilities. I want to stand by them and share my experiences to help us all grow together. “

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A few years ago, I became an executive sponsor of Pride, Sprint’s LGBT employee resource group. With nearly 700 members, Pride has supported, ushered and even challenged much of Sprint’s LGBT progress over the years.

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Emerging ERG Leaders

PDJ May 7, 2012 0

We asked the leaders of newly formed ERGs to share their journeys to leadership, as well as how leadership of a company’s internal group has helped further their careers. Although most of these ERGs are less than two years old, it is clear that the leadership skills and connections gained have been beneficial for each leader and company.

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ERG Events & Programs

PDJ March 29, 2012 0

Successful leaders share internal and external events in their own employee resource groups.

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Successful leaders discuss best practices to help set meeting agendas and measure the success of your own employee resource groups.

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Successful leaders discuss best practices to help gain funding & senior leader support for your own employee resource groups.

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Successful leaders discuss best practices to help improve membership and participation in your own employee resource groups.

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Looking to form an ERG? Start here.

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