In experiencing the surprising discrepancies and challenges to run an effective employee network across companies, the ERG Leadership Alliance (ELA) was created in 2019 to enable D&I professionals and ERG leaders to support one another and share best practices across organizations.  ELA is now the largest association of employee group leaders, experts, and allies.

Our goals are to help ERG volunteer leaders to:

  • Easily access helpful resources to set up and enrich ERGs

  • More effectively obtain internal sponsorship & funding

  • Increase group membership & member engagement

  • Utilize comparative performance metrics and ROI measurements

  • Gain confidence and credibility as an ERG leader, expert and/or ally

  • Transfer momentum and knowledge between leaders within and across companies

  • Provide support through helpful connections and vetted vendor recommendations


Board of Advisors

Our Board is a Who Who's list of diversity movers and shakers. Not just advocates, but real 'doers' in the Boston area and elsewhere.

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Alyssa Dver
Board Chair

Cara Svoboda
ELA Community Manager 
  • Colleague Resource Group Program Advisor, CVS Health

  • Board member of North East Total Inclusion Diversity and Equity Roundtable (NE TIDER)

  • Former National Co-Chair for Women’s Success Network, CVS Health

  • PMP Certified

Stefanie Mansfield
  • Managing Director, Enterprise Data Governance and Management, State Street Corporation

  • State Street Professional Women’s Network MA Chapter Co-Chair

  • Former Member Board of Directors, Ellevate Network

  • Professional Mentor, Everwise

Winston Pierre
  • Diversity Programs and Outreach Director, Boston Mayor's Office of Diversity

  • Co-chair, Health & Disabilities Partnership, MA Dept of Public Health

  • Advisor Board, The Commonwealth Diversity Seminar

  • President & Founder, City of Boston Toastmasters Club.

Christine Jauregui
  • Principal, Social Impact Strategies

  • President, Prospanica Boston

  • Steering Committee Member, Amplify Latinx Initiative

  • Member Organization Leader, Affinity Leadership Consortium

  • Event Committee Member, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus - South Shore

Aimee Broadhurst
Vice Chair
  • Founder & CEO, Inclusive Space

  • Former national ERG leader at Bank of America

  • Author of forthcoming book, My Gay Job vs. My Day Job – Using ERGs to create inclusive space at work

  • Coming Out Coach

Joyya Smith
  • Vice President for Diversity, Access, and Inclusion/ Suffolk University

  • Adjunct Professor (Education and Business)

  • Yoga Instructor

  • Founder, The Advancement Institute –Education, Career, and Life Design Consulting

Lawler Kang
  • Founder/CEO, League of Allies   

  • Author, The E Ticket

  • Former Chief People Officer of Rue La La

  • Former strategy/turnaround consultant

  • Contributing Author: Gender Lens Investing Primer 

Bobbie Carlton
  • Founder, Innovation Women

  • Founder, Innovation Nights

  • Founder, Carlton PR & Marketing

  • 2018 Accelerate Pitch Event Advisory Board, SXSW

  • StartupCon Conference Chair, TIE Boston

Kathryn Rose
  • Founder, wiseHer

  • MBA Candidate Sales Coach, Harvard Business School

  • Executive Council, CompTIA Advancing Women in Tech

  • Executive Board, Access Earth

  • Board Member, Southborough Educational Foundation