Has anyone here been a leader in getting an LGBTQ ERG established at their organization? I recently joined a new company without one (the only ERG at all is a women’s network and it’s very new). What was your experience like, and do you have any tips or suggestions?

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Start with community first, and go from there. Get people excited about the ability to connect with each other around a shared identity and find other leaders at the company that can lift an ERG off the ground with you, that way you can divide and conquer. Get a cheerleader in HR and/or your DEI unit so that they can champion your efforts and so you can start having a conversation about resources they can provide.

(I've been a LGBT ERG co-founder and leader within multiple companies and professional associations)

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Thank you so much, this is great advice!

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