with Theresa Welbourne (Research Professor, CEO) and a guest speaker to be determined
Theresa Welbourne and Lacey Leone McLaughlin discussed new learnings from the first Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit and the research conducted for that program. The data focus on what drives success of ERGs, member energy at work, and identity.
They answered questions about the prevailing identities of ERG members and how their identity affects behavior, ERG success and business outcomes. This work has led to an understanding of the role ERGs can play in driving overall innovation in organizations. After reviewing some high level results, they discussed what this means to diversity and inclusion executives and ERG leaders.