What you will learn:

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have become firmly established as critical components to inclusive cultures. They are particularly effective in increasing awareness and understanding of the experiences of underrepresented employees and in encouraging psychological safety for those individuals. The goal of this session varies depending on a group’s needs. For those just beginning to learn about ERGs, I provide basic understanding of how they work and how to establish a program. For some groups, I help executive sponsors understand how they can add value and serve as an inclusive leader to their ERGs. Still other groups often want assistance on enhancing ERG effectiveness, engagement, and programming. I draw on my extensive experience working with ERGs, conducting ERG research, and serving as a DE&I change agent/instructor to meet the group's needs related to ERGs.

About the instructor:

Trish is a DE&I change agent, a sought-after DE&I speaker, advisor, writer, and workshop facilitator, and also a certified energy healing practitioner. She's on a mission to help organizations become more inclusive for all employees. A sampling of her expertise and passion includes allyship across identity difference – including race and gender – inclusive leadership, psychological safety, intersectionality, sponsorship and mentorship, and gender equity.

Trish has extensive experience working with organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally. Speaking engagements range from workshops and keynotes to panel discussions and roundtables. Clients include international corporations, early-stage companies, non-profits, and academic institutions. She works with employees at all levels and coaches senior leaders to help them navigate DE&I challenges.

She has written numerous research reports on topics ranging from disability inclusion and allyship to intersectionality and workplace culture. Her speaking engagements draw on this research. In all of her work, she emphasizes human connection, shared experiences, cross-cultural understanding, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and actionable recommendations.

Previously, Trish served as Executive Director of the Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University, leading mission-driven work to create more inclusive organizations, working on behalf of more than 100 organizations and establishing a track record of exceptional client referrals. Earlier, she served as vice president of Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations and senior vice president of FleishmanHillard Public Relations.
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Suggested Length90 min
# of Employees100
FormatLive

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