About this panel discussion: 

Your employee resource groups (ERGs) are essential in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. They provide opportunities for employees to connect and help in creating a sense of belonging for everyone throughout your organization. ERGs also empower employees by giving them a collective voice to speak with senior leadership teams.

Many organizations are looking to their ERGs to help elevate employees' voices on community issues, needs, and policies -- and with many people choosing to work remotely, DEI leaders are looking for best practices to adapt ERGs and drive participation in hybrid environments. 

But with the complexity of this work, how are DEI leaders setting up ERGs for success and tying them to broader diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and strategic business decisions?

Download the recording to watch senior DEI leaders at some of the largest enterprises discuss:

  • ERG structure and support: How to get away from volunteerism
  • Using ERGs to enhance external branding and positioning
  • Establishing ERG governance
  • Measuring your ERGs' success
  • Revitalizing your stagnant ERGs

Meet the panelists who led the conversation: 



Cheya Dunlap (She/Her), Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer


Tyson Bauer (He/Him), Director of DEI Employee-Led Initiatives
Beam Suntory

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Tanya Spencer (She/Her), Chief Diversity Officer
General Electric

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Siobhan Calderbank (She/Her), Senior Director Talent Management

Meet the moderator:


Becca Bycott (She/Her), Director of Thought Leadership and Engagement

DEI Board members who are part of these conversations:

Alliance Data Systems, AmerisourceBergen, Amtrak, Applied Materials, Avantor, Bank of the West, Beam Suntory, Bell Canada, Brown-Forman, CDW, Charles Schwab, Chick-fil-A, Cigna, Colliers International, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Cummins, Edgewell, Fidelity Investments, Finning International Inc., GE, Goldman Sachs, GXO Logistics, The Hanover Insurance Group, Henry Schein, Hertz, Honeywell, IGT, Illinois Tool Works, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lam Research, LCBO, LexisNexis, M&T Bank, Maple Leaf Foods, Mars, Medline Industries, MilliporeSigma, Moody's, Motorola Solutions, Nutrien, onsemi, Panera Bread, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, Perrigo, Philip Morris International, Ralph Lauren, Reckitt, Red Hat, Sempra, ServiceNow, Subaru, TELUS, TransUnion, Travelers, Trimble, UScellular, VMware, Voya Financial, Wawa, WESCO, and XPO Logistics.