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The Employee Resource Group (ERG) Toolkit: How to Establish and Maintain DEI-Focused Groups

Guidebooks Apr 19, 2023

Are you sitting on untapped employee potential? ERGs, BRGs, and affinity groups may sound like buzzwords, but they're actually vital business strategies with a 60-year track record of unlocking employee engagement, cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strengthening organizational profitability.

Our guide to employee-led DEI groups explores the structure of employee resource groups, business resource groups, and affinity groups to provide business leaders with the expert insights they need to create safe spaces for self-expression, communication, and collaboration – essential prerequisites for innovation, inclusion, and business success. It also reveals common mistakes companies make when creating a new DEI strategy, along with tips for avoiding them. Learn the key elements of an impactful DEI strategy kickoff, how to create DEI councils, assign responsibilities, and maintain positive momentum. Unlock your company's full potential with the power of ERGs, BRGs, and affinity groups.


Kaela Sosa

Kaela (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement. She applies her writing, project management, and production skills to advance DEI.