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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Employee Resource Groups

Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups (Tool)

This comprehensive, Supporter-only toolkit contains all the resources you need to create and launch an ERG at your organization.

Catalyst Award Winner

RBC: Speak Up for Inclusion (Practices)

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 (Practices)

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

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Ask Catalyst Express

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

Employee Resource Groups

Webinar: The Need for Employee Resource Groups

Learn how you can lead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at your organizations with the support and establishment of ERGs.


Webinar: Propelling Change through DEI Measurements

Join us for a session on building accountability through inclusive tools and actions.


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.

Employee Resource Groups

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

Employee Resource Groups

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

Learn from leaders from a variety of groups and industries about the ways that ERGs are the vehicle that drives…

Organizational Culture Change

Catalyst Community: Navigating These Uncertain Times, A Global Perspective

Join us to learn more tips on how to continue momentum to advance women during times of disruption.

Catalyst Award Winner

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

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

DEI 101

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.

Employee Resource Groups

Webinar: ERGS: Driving Toward Inclusion in Corporate Japan

With more than 20 years of experience working with employee resource groups (ERGs) across industries around the globe, Catalyst understands…

Employee Resource Groups

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

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

Employee Resource Groups

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…

Employee Resource Groups

ERLI 2019—[email protected]

Join us for the Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) conference, ERLI 2019: [email protected] on June 12 and 13.

Employee Resource Groups

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…

Catalyst Award Winner

Bank of America – Investing in Women (Practices)

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

Catalyst Award Winner

Eli Lilly and Company – Employee Journeys and People Strategy (Practices)

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.