Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. Other benefits include the development of future leaders, increased employee engagement, and expanded marketplace reach.



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Catalyst Award Winner

RBC: Speak Up for Inclusion (Case Study)

RBC refreshed their five-year "Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint" with a decentralized organizational model and tone from the top.

Catalyst Award Winner

Barilla: An Italian Family-Owned Company’s Journey to Global Inclusion (Case Study)

Barilla took a PR crisis and used their learnings to create a comprehensive, global diversity and inclusion initiative.

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Ask Catalyst Express

Data and resources for building beneficial and effective Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for employees and their organizations.


5 Ways Employee Resource Groups Are Helping During Covid-19 (Blog Post)

ERGs are an important way for colleagues to connect and support each other personally and professionally.

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Driving LGBTQ+ Inclusion During the Disruption: The Strategic Advantage of ERGs (Webinar Recording)

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Medtronic: Igniting Women to Lead Through the Medtronic Women’s Network (Case Study)

Leveraging their powerful internal women's network, Medtronic is growing the women in their leadership across the organization.

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8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019 (Blog Post)

Catch up over the holidays with our recommendations for podcasts on inclusive leadership, books about women leaders, and more.

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The Power and Purpose of Employee Resource Groups (Blog Post)

Some key takeaways from Catalyst's ERLI conference series on employee resource groups (ERGS).

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What’s Next for Employee Resource Groups (Blog Post)

Bank of America's Wil Lewis shares his view of employee networks and employee resource groups (ERGs) in shaping Bank of…

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ERLI: Employee Resource Leadership Initiative

The Catalyst Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) engages and connects Employee Resource Group leaders—for any demographic—across companies, industries, functions, and…

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Bank of America – Investing in Women (Case Study)

Learn about Bank of America's global initiative Investing in Women.

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Eli Lilly and Company – Employee Journeys and People Strategy (Case Study)

Learn about Eli Lilly's honest, compelling initiative Employee Journeys and People Strategy.


Think Global. Act Local. – Asia Pacific (Webinar Recording)

This webinar will share tips and strategies used by top organizations to customize global programs to fit local needs.


Think Global. Act Local. (Webinar Recording)

This webinar shares tips and strategies used by top organizations to customize global programs to fit local needs.

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Building Impact Across Women’s ERGs (Webinar Recording)

Listen to this webinar recording to hear strategies from innovators in leading organizations on how they are building their ERGs.

Catalyst Award Winner

Nationwide – Our Associates’ Success Drives Business Success (Case Study)

Catalyst Award Winner

3M – I’m in. Accelerating Women’s Leadership (Case Study)

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Rockwell Automation – The Culture of Inclusion Journey (Case Study)

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Employee Resource Groups: Building Alliances and Increasing Impact (Webinar Recording)

The webinar discussed how ERGs can collaborate with men and women allies across levels and functions to increase inclusion and…

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Busting Myths About ERGs, One Resource At A Time (Blog Post)

We asked ERLI’s lead architect, Candice Morgan, to share some key insights about common misperceptions ERG leaders often face, particularly…