Nation's TOP 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils Honored at Washington D.C. Conference
PRISM Press Release, October 16, 2014
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Alexandria, VA (October 16, 2014) -- The Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Diversity Councils were honored at the 6th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ dinner and ceremony held last night at the 2014 ERG & Council Conference in Alexandria Virginia. The PNC Financial Services Group's Pittsburgh African American Employee Business Resource Group took top honors followed by Cisco Systems' Sales Inclusion Leadership Team and the National Guard Joint Diversity Executive Council.
The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is part of the annual ERG & Council Conference presented by diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm PRISM International, Inc., and its practice group the Association of ERGs & Councils. Linda Stokes, President and CEO of PRISM said, "ERGs and Diversity Councils are vital links for improving organizational results. They need opportunities to improve and grow by learning and sharing best practices, gaining important insights, knowledge and skills to increase their impact and effectiveness. They also need to be recognized and awarded for their contribution and results. This is the purpose behind the annual Conference and Honors Award."
In its sixth year, the prestigious ERG & Council Honors Award™ recognizes and awards the outstanding contributions and achievements of U.S. ERGs and Diversity Councils that lead organizational diversity processes and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace. Philip Berry, Executive Director of the Association and last night's co-master of ceremonies said, "This year’s award recipients included sixteen first time and nine returning applicant groups. Four of this year’s twenty five recipients have been on the TOP 25 list since the Award's origin in 2009." Award recipients included a diverse combination of corporations and federal government representing many sectors, geographies and sizes.
The 2014 ERG & Council Honors Award Ceremony was hosted by Linda Stokes and Philip Berry and honored the TOP 25 U.S. ERGs and Diversity Councils. Experience the edited version of the Honors Award ceremony and learn more about their accomplishments.
The 2014 ERG & Council Honors Award™ recipients (by rank):
Berry added, "We are excited about the increase in this year's applications, attendance and sponsorship. It shows that more organizations are appreciating how critical diversity and inclusion initiatives are to their future development and survival. This is especially important for ERGs and Diversity Councils as they align their various initiatives to the business framework. This is the case whether your business is making shampoo; providing quality health care, enhancing the financial wealth of your clients, educating students or protecting our nation’s borders."
To qualify for the ERG & Council Honors Award™, groups must have been in operation for at least two years and have demonstrated contributions and achievements in four categories: Demonstrated Results; Demonstrated Management Commitment; Measurement and Accountability; and, Communication and Education. Every applicant receives their results in their complimentary Application Summary Report that provides feedback and information that will enhance their performance and increase their value to the organization they serve. This is an open application process with no cost or obligation. Membership with the Association of ERGs & Councils is not required. The 2015 ERG & Council Honors Award application process opens in February, 2015. For more information about the ERG & Council Conference or ERG & Council Honors Award, visit ERGCouncilConference.com.
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