How Employee Resource Groups Can Create Inclusive Change With Allies [Interview with Jennifer Brown]

Today I’m speaking with Jennifer Browns one of the worlds leading experts on employee resource groups.

Find out why her white papers are some of the most cited resources I’ve encountered by both academics and practitioners.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • Jennifer’s predictions for the future of work and employee resource groups
  • Allies: Lessons from the LGBT Community
  • Jennifer’s love letter to those who have felt disengaged and disconnected and much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

Use your privilege on behalf of others

“I challenge ERG’s to utilise their relative privilege on behalf of the other communities in their ERG family”

Employee resource groups as a high potential development opportunity

“It should be on the table that an ERG leadership position and an Executive Sponsor position as well should be a stretch assignment for high potential talent and it should also be viewed as a pipeline for that talent”

Lessons from the LGBT Community about Allies:

“The gay community in the workplace has done this really well with straight allies.. both sides have reached out proactively and built these tremendous relationships and I’d like to see ally ship exercised more effectively”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Jennifer Brown Consulting

Jennifer Brown White Papers

Jennifer Brown Podcast

Jennifer Brown Twitter

Jennifer Brown Instagram

Jennifer Brown Linkedin

Jennifer Brown Facebook

Jennifer Brown: Inclusion, Allies & the Will to Change

Finding your voice in the workplace: Jennifer’s TED Talk at TEDx Presidio

My PhD Thesis

Deloitte Thinks Diversity Groups Are Passé

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