The Association of ERGs and Councils announces 2019 Award Recipients
For Immediate Release
For Additional Information email Debbie Mitchell.
Orlando, FL (May 3, 2019) --This year's top Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils were honored today during the ERG & Council Conference held at Disney's Yacht Club Convention Center in Orlando. This annual conference is an opportunity for these groups to learn from one another and be recognized for their contributions and results.
Fernando Serpa, the Executive Director of the Association of ERGs and Councils said, "This year's award applications represented 1,079 ERGs, BRGs, Diversity Councils and their chapters." Ancella Livers, President of PRISM International and cohost of the conference, added, "ERGs and Diversity Councils are vital links for improving organizational results. Applicants report that completing the award application challenges them to look hard and deep at what they are doing by evaluating their efforts and then enacting adjustments to make them better."
Awards presented this year include the 2019 ERG & Council Honors Award™, the 2019 Spotlight Impact Award™, 2019 Executive Sponsor of the Year™, and the newly created Linda Stokes Trailblazer Scholarship Award.
2019 ERG & Council Honors Award™ - For ten years, this prestigious award has recognized outstanding contributions of the top 25 U.S. ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils. To qualify for the ERG & Council Honors Award™, ERGs and Diversity Councils must be in operation for at least two years and have demonstrated significant contributions and achievements in four categories: Demonstrated Results; Demonstrated Management Commitment; Measurement and Accountability; and Communication and Education. Every applicant receives their results in a complimentary Application Summary Report which provides feedback and information that will enhance their performance and increase the value they bring to the organizations they serve. This is an open application process with no cost or obligation. Membership with the Association of ERGs & Councils is not required.
Here are the top 25 recipients (by rank):
2019 Spotlight Impact Award™ - The Spotlight Impact Award™ highlights the achievements of select groups in the categories of Organizational Impact, Talent Management and Culture of Inclusion. This year's recipients are:
2019 Executive Sponsor of the Year™ - New to this year's conference, this award recognizes organizational executive sponsors for their hard work, support and dedication. Recipients include:
Linda Stokes Trailblazer Scholarship Award - This scholarship award recognizes the efforts of Ray Lockman, librarian with Minneapolis Central Branch of Hennepin County Library. Ray serves on the D & I Planning Project Team, the Social Justice in Libraries Community of Practice and the Gender Spectrum Training team. Ray is also the former co-chair of the County-wide Trans and Gender Nonconforming Employee Resource Group.
Photos from the event can be found here.
For more information about the ERG & Council Honors Award or the ERG & Council Conference, visit ERGCouncilConference.com.
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