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Lattice Lunch: Investing in ERGs for True DE&I Impact
In 2020, many companies prioritized DE&I initiatives highly as social-justice issues became top of mind with their employees, and a popular program many companies adopted was creating or growing Employee Resource Groups for marginalized groups of employees. But just starting up ERGs isn’t enough to really make them a powerful part of building a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Companies are starting to realize that ERGs with little backing and support aren’t able to drive real change within their organizations, so companies like LinkedIn, Twitter, and JustWorks are pushing efforts like pay for ERG leads, budgets for ERG programming, and executive sponsorship to give ERGs real power.
In this Lattice Lunch, we’ll chat with Lattice’s own People Partner Director Mia Remar and Lattice’s DE&I Advisor Jen Chau Fontán about how Lattice built out its ERG program and talk through the tactics that really supercharge an ERG program to help them become groups with impact.