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ERLI: Show Me Some Support:—Leveraging Inclusion to Build Bridges and Create Alliances

How is your ERG supported across your organization? Forming synergies and building alliances across other areas of the organization ensures support for an ERG’s mission and activities from a number of quarters. Other ERGs, your company's Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and Human Resources (HR) departments, talent management practitioners, and senior and middle managers, all have a stake in efforts to engage the employee base. Consider these key questions in determining how your ERGs can collaborate with men and women allies across levels and functions to increase inclusion and impact. Alix Pollack, Director, Research, presented on this topic at the Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) conference, ERLI 2015: Igniting Inclusion Through ERGs along with colleagues Susannah Gouinlock, Associate, and David Lau, Senior Associate & Chair, Catalyst Canada Honours Evaluation Committee.