For your people.

By your people.

ELA is the largest association of
employee group leaders,  diversity experts & allies.

As the ERG of ERGs, our mission is to empower diversity champions with the knowledge, tools & connections needed to make employee groups successfully launch, grow & thrive. 

 

How we do this:

We deliver hands-on training, collect operational research & facilitate collaborative events to share best practices across organizations. 

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Training

  • Bootcamps - Launch, Grow and Thrive curricula delivered virtually as public, open enrollment workshops held quarterly or as private training for a single organization (virtually or onsite.) 
  • Programming - ELA offers relevant professional development workshops for your ERG leaders, members, executive sponsors & allies.
  • Books - "The ERG Handbook" & "Companion Workbook" teaches you how to run a great ERG. Written by ELA's own Vice Chair, Aimee Broadhurst!

Collaboration

  • ELA Online - in addition to the event recordings, our virtual community contains a plethora of tools, discussions & other on-demand ERG-specific resources. 
  • Virtual Events - most are free to attend. Recordings are available in our subscription community, ELA Online.
  • Symposia - hybrid "talk with" events hosted two times each year.

Enrichment

  • Certifications - ERG leaders demonstrate their mastery by presenting their completed Launch, Grow or Thrive worksheets to a board of experts.   
  • Coaching - Get expert thought partnership & accountability support via one-on-one or a small group cohort.
  • Research & Data Collection - Critical for ERG planning and funding, ELA shares its own and partner research. 

Alignment

  • Sponsorships -  Associating with ELA through an annual or host sponsorship tangibly demonstrates your organization's DEI commitment to all stakeholders.
  • Partnerships - Through joint programming, promotion & research, we collaborate with other organizations also aiming to improve workplace diversity, equity & inclusion.

Advisory Council

 

Our Board is a Who Who's list of diversity movers and shakers. Not just advocates, but real 'doers' who are equally committed to making all workplaces diverse, equitable & inclusive.

Alyssa Dver

Founder & Chair, ERG Leadership Alliance

LinkedIn

  • CEO, American Confidence Institute
  • TEDx and a Boston Best speaker
  • Thrive Global contributor
  • MIT Trust Center Professional Advisor
  • Wharton Innovation Center instructor
  • Chair, Best Employer & Women in Business Stevie Awards 

Aimee Broadhurst

Vice Chair, ERG Leadership Alliance

LinkedIn

  • Founder & CEO, Inclusive Space
  • Author, "The ERG Handbook" & "The ERG Companion Workbook"
  • ERG & Ally Leader, Bank of America
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Workplace Certificate, USF
  • Certified Coach, Co-Active Training Institute & American Confidence Institute

Marinda Monfilston

Diversity Program Coordinator, Yale University

LinkedIn

  • Board Member, Connecticut Women’s Education & Legal Fund
  • Community Outreach & Civic Engagement Chair, Future Leaders of Yale
  • Professional Development Chair, Yale African American Affinity Group

 

Yuri Kruman

CEO of HR, Talent & Systems Consulting

LinkedIn

  • Named a "Top 100 Workplace with the Best D&I Initiatives in 2021" by Mogul
  • Contributor to Fast Co., Entrepreneur, Forbes and Newsweek
  • Top-rated executive coach, ERG speaker, consultant and trainer
  • Author of 5 books, including “Be Your Own Commander-in-Chief” 

Maria Killian

Program Manager at Federal Aviation Administration

LinkedIn

  • Fellow, Office of Personal Management - Presidents Management Council
  • President, Federal Aviation Administration - Technical Women’s Organization
  • President, Project Management Institute – Baltimore Chapter
  • Coach, International Coach Federation (Federal Coaching Network)
  • Graduate, Federal Aviation Administration - Program for Emerging Leaders

Cristina Arana

Capacity Account Manager, C.H. Robinson

LinkedIn

  • Co-Chair, LatinX ERG, C.H. Robinson
  • Treasurer, On the Road Again Club – Toastmasters International
  • Member, Women in Trucking Association

Anna Ettin

Senior Employee Inclusion Leader, Amazon

LinkedIn

  • Former Employee Network program manager & co-founder of the Inter-Generational Employee Network (IGEN), Bank of America
  • Co-leader, “Diversity and Inclusion Ecosystem” community of practice

 

Alicia Moore

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Rent-A-Center

LinkedIn

  • Collaborator, Thought Leader and SME at ITBOM
  • Member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter
  • DEI Philosophy, “I believe in creating spaces for others to be their authentic selves, by being accepting of difference and learning by building bridges not walls.”

Jen Martinez

Senior I&D leader at Quest Diagnostics

LinkedIn

  • ERG strategy & leadership development, Bank of America 

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