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Below you will find a number of whitepapers we created with various partners over the last few years. Topics range from How to Engage LGBT ERGs in Supplier Diversity to Insight to Impact: Connecting Diversity & Inclusion to Organizational Impact. One of our most downloaded white papers is Employee Resource Groups That Drive Business.  You can find a full description of each white paper below.

Jennifer Brown Consulting is known in our industry as a unique resource to Employee Resource Groups/Affinity Groups/Business Resource Groups. We were first to market with a professional development product offering that builds the future potential of these groups. Our best practices in leadership, diversity & inclusion and workplace innovation are tested from our broad client base where we keep our finger on the pulse of business practices, research, and trends.


How to Engage LGBT ERGs in Supplier Diversity

Diversity practitioners from PepsiCo, Aetna and Johnson & Johnson discuss ERGs and the inclusion of LGBT businesses in supplier diversity initiatives.

JBC Allies Initiative: Allies ‘Come Out’

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: Connecting D&I to Organizational Impact

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 that can propel it forward in ways not currently accessible. Organizational cultures improve when individuals and leaders become self-aware and develop an awareness of the similarities and differences of others. In this program, participants come to understand that as human beings we have normal, natural reactions to other people, but it’s what we do with these reactions that can have a lasting effect on our culture. Through thought-provoking exercises and honest dialogue, participants explore inclusion in the organization and learn [...]

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Employee Resource Groups that Drive Business

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.

Executive Summary: Employee Resource Groups that Drive Business

Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a leader in the field of workplace diversity, has spent years partnering with Fortune 500 firms seeking to increase innovation while connecting employees. The result of those partnerships is an innovative approach to the development and utilization of Employee Resource Groups, or ERGs, to drive business.

Disability Affinity Groups

JBC is pleased to share with you Dr. Robert S. Rudney’s findings* on the advantages of Disability Affinity groups. In this 4-page piece, Dr. Rudney, a Senior Advisor with the United States Air Force, goes in-depth to share knowledge on what Disability Affinity Groups may offer members as well as organizations, and gives examples of these Disability Affinity Groups in Action. *The opinions expressed here are entirely those of the author and do not represent the views of the Air Force.