Panel: The Role of Employee Resource Groups in Creating Inclusion

Affinity Groups or Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) often play a crucial role in diversity and inclusion at larger companies. They are often informal groups that gradually become a driving force of change: reducing feelings of isolation, empowering and mentoring diverse employees, and even driving internal policy changes. This panel will discuss the role of ERGs in creating inclusion in tech: how and why are they formed, how do they interact with recruiting and human resources, and what are the opportunities for being even more of a catalyst for positive change?

Moderated by Michael DeFlorimonte.