Women’s employee resource groups seem to be the largest, best funded and best supported employee resource group in any organisation.
Find out what this actually means and why this matters to your organisations.
Here are some key messages from this episode:
- Three key themes identified from the report about women’s employee resource groups
- The five key factors necessary for women’s employee resource groups to be effective
- Why empowering women’s employee resource groups can help to advance careers and change both policy and workplace culture
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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:
The Prevalence of Women’s Employee Resource Groups
“The report suggests that 90% of all Fortune 500 Companies have at least one ERG but does not say how many of these are concerned with women in the workplace. That said my experience is that when organisations launch employee resource groups, one of the first, if not THE first group is invariably concerned with improving the career outcomes of women”
Employers should empower women’s employee resource groups
“A key message of the report was that employers should empower women’s employee resource groups because they are effective at advancing careers and changing policy and workplace culture”
Women’s employee resource groups are effective
“ERG’s were found to be effective in influencing policy: 55% of respondents reported an improvement in parental leave benefits and 53% reported more flexible work schedules due to the influence of their ERG”
Here are some resources so you can go deeper:
Fairy God Boss Gender Equality Report
How Workplace Gender Diversity Continued To Evolve In 2017, According To A New Report
Check out these related episodes of the show.
Diversity, Inclusion & The Bottom of the Pyramid
Why Diversity Matters: A Review of the “McKinsey Report”
Rose St Louis: Managing an Inclusive Journey
Huw Evans: Diversity in Insurance: Front and Centre
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