Successful leaders share internal and external events in their own employee resource groups.

Events & Programs

Nielsen- Asian American Link (AAL)
Marylyn Nguyenkien, Associate Project Manager
Asian Americans Link has participated in Diversity Awareness functions internally and through community outreach and various cultural celebrations with the company to build group awareness.

Booz Allen Hamilton- GLOBE
Christopher Westcott, Associate
GLOBE participates in hiring events that have a specific GLBT recruitment channel to continue building diversity into the firm. They also offer courses and brown bags to support staff training, and have recently begun developing a GLOBE-focused mentoring network.

Harris Corporation – GRAD*, DC Chapter
Haythem Hedda, Contract Compliance Analyst
Internally, the ERG focuses on providing opportunities for leadership and personal/professional growth to its membership. In the six months since the ERG was created, they have coordinated a career development discussion featuring an executive panel, workshops focused on individual development and career advice, and several college spirit- and sports-based charity drives to support the United Way.
* Graduate Acclimation and Development

Women of WellPoint (WOW)
Helen Drexler, VP Large Group Sales – Anthem BCBS Colorado
WOW was active in support of the Associate Giving Campaign in the fall of 2011 and is sponsoring a Go Red for Women campaign in the first quarter of 2012 to raise awareness of heart disease as the leading cause of death for women. In addition, the ERG has supported a strong mentor/mentee program and also continues to promote monthly meetings to share information about this ERG.

Internal Events

Nielsen- Southeast Chapter of PRIDE
David Elsey, Staffing Project Manager
Nielson’s Southeast Chapter of PRIDE participates in community outreach, including Pride festivals, volunteer efforts at food banks, various meal deliveries, professional development through Lunch-and-Learns, Out & Equal Affiliations, and communicating with outside ERGs.

Harris Corporation- Women in Engineering
Jennifer Ogburn, Program Manager/WIE ERG Co-Chair
“We participate in many Harris-sponsored outreach activities including the annual HERO backpack drive, United Way Canthropy contest, and the Kaboom playground build, and we have sponsored two clothing drives for United Way agency Serene Harbour. Our members have also joined together for a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk for the past three years around our Palm Bay Campus.”

External Events

Lathrop Gage- Women’s Affinity Group
Nancy Roush, Partner
Lathrop Gage’s Women’s Affinity Group organizes and sponsors various networking opportunities, including receptions for high-profile women in the community and women-owned businesses.

Brown-Forman- GROW*
Cathy Herald and Dee Ford
GROW members attend ERG events hosted by other companies, share best practices with other company ERGs and organizational development leaders, have initiated a coalition of external leading employers with women diversity focus, participated in Business Diversity Network forums, and supported many community activities which support women’s leadership and issues.
* Growing Remarkable and Outstanding Women

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