The Power of Women's Employee Resource Groups
Since the first women’s ERGs were established in the mid-1970s, companies have used this invaluable resource to foster greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in society. Today, companies value women’s ERGs as strategic assets that enhance marketing,human resources, training, public relations, philanthropic and community initiatives, among other efforts.
In this book, we explore the evolution and current best-in-class efforts of women’s ERGs.Part One sets a framework for the need for women’s ERGs by examining the status of women in the workplace and the socio-economic and professional challenges hindering their advancement. Part Two provides an in-depth exploration of women’s ERGs, including the business case for women’s resource groups and the best practices used to build and manage these groups; advance the company’s recruitment, retention, marketing, vendor, and philanthropic objectives; and measure an ERG’s value and effectiveness.