Finding Intersectional Moments - Tré Wright, October 2023
In this Fireside Chat with Tré Wright, we explored ways to find and make the most of Intersectional moments.
Here were the key takeaways:
- 'Point-in-time' moments such as events are intuitive opportunities for intersectionality. However, it's more important than ever to think about intersectionality as an ongoing value of your ERGs. Create opt-in moments for members to provide their potentially different experiences or perspective. Regularly and pro-actively meet with other ERG Leads to find common ground.
- Intersectionality can be found in more ways than sharing an identity. Some examples of intersectionality beyond identity are shared challenges of your lived experience, shared geographies, or shared opportunities for progress within the workplace.
- You're not "doing something wrong" if you experience times with light member engagement. During these times, double down on supporting those who are there, as they may need the group more than ever. Consider using light engagement times to refresh your understanding of members' needs and adjust your group's goals to reflect that evolved understanding.
Add Holidays to your Calendar
You can leverage Google Calendar or Outlook's pre-populated holidays calendar to easily add an overview of various communities' calendars.
Aligning Vision to Impact - Lumumba Seegars, May 2023
In this Fireside chat, we spoke with Lumumba Seegars, Harvard Business School Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, to discuss frameworks for thinking about impact potential of your ERG on both members and the broader organization.
Building Partnership Between HR and ERGs - Tré Wright, May 2023
In this Fireside Chat, we spoke with Tré Wright to discuss how to build effective partnerships between ERGs & the business (specifically the HR Org).
Building the Business Case for ERG Progress
Company leaders often ask for statistics for why doubling down on ERGs is critical - here are some studies and trends to help you tell that story.
Capturing Member Stories
A quick guide and template for how to ask your ERG members to tell their story about their experience with your group.
Characteristics of a Strong Exec Sponsor Relationship - Wesley Pua, October 2023
We spoke with Wesley Pua (CFO at Fabric, fmr. VP of Finance at Udemy) about the characteristics of a strong relationships with Executive Champions.
Communicating with Allies
A guide to thinking through involving Group Allies into your ERG's community.