Remember Leslie Miley? In the fall of 2015, he created ripples of raised eyebrows across the tech world (and beyond) when he blogged about his decision to leave Twitter, the social media giant. His reason? Their poor response to diversity issues—specifically those revolving around its hiring practices and the low representation of black and Hispanic [...]
Helping ERGs Grow: Sharing JBC Tools for Success We are excited to share with you highlights of a powerful Oct. 7, 2015 Jennifer Brown Consulting workshop that covered how effective Employee Resource Groups develop strategically. Entitled “Progressing Towards Success: Maximizing Your ERG for Business Impact,” the event drew a packed house of more than 120 people eager [...]
Is your company looking for ways to turn friendly support groups into smarter, active teams that deliberately benefit the business? Are you looking for a quick read? Then pick up the new executive summary of "Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs." The study's findings identify the roles and best practices Executive Sponsors can embrace as they [...]
Is your company looking for ways to turn friendly support groups into smarter, active teams that deliberately benefit the business? Then pick up “Executive Sponsors Fuel High-Performing ERGs,” a new white paper by JBC. The study’s findings identify the roles and best practices Executive Sponsors can embrace as they lead Employee Resource Groups to reach [...]
We’ve developed the JBC Diversity Starter Kit for CEOsSM as a step-by-step guide for facilitating the D&I conversation with your CEO. The starter kit will help you encourage your CEO to ask and answer questions and affirm action steps—all in under 30 minutes. Use the starter kit and the attached exercise to find D&I stories [...]
Jennifer Brown partnered with Jae Requiro, National Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for Toyota Financial Services, at the11th annual NGLCC National Business & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas where they shared insights gleaned from our groundbreaking efforts focused on leading, working with and marketing to multiple generations. Their session, entitled: “Generations in the Workplace: The [...]
Diversity practitioners from PepsiCo, Aetna and Johnson & Johnson discuss ERGs and the inclusion of LGBT businesses in supplier diversity initiatives.
Just as LGBT employees have made great strides in creating more inclusive policies and practices at the corporate level, allies have quietly — and not so quietly —been laboring as well, bringing their influence as well as sweat equity to create organizational change.
Insight to Impact is a dynamic diversity and inclusion course that directly connects general D&I awareness with the creation of individual, team and organizational impact. People want to feel valued at work, but connecting to clients, managers and colleagues has become increasingly challenging. When employees feel connected, an organization has access to the discretionary effort [...]
In a challenging and rapidly changing marketplace, ERG’s are often underutilized. These groups can support staff members and train new leaders while also bringing measurable results to their parent companies. They may provide cultural competency to reach new markets, discover the most relevant aspects of a new product or service or even help identify a company’s next big idea. ERG’s also help companies identify and retain a diverse staff, forge connections with a broad base of consumers, and create fresh approaches to the needs of a new generation.