For your people.

By your people.

ELA is the largest international association of ERG champions in corporate, non-profit & academic organizations 

As the ERG of ERGs, we empower diversity champions with "how to" knowledge, tools & connections needed so employee groups can efficiently launch, grow & thrive. 

 

How we do this:

We deliver expert training, conduct research & create collaborative opportunities to share best practices across organizations. 

ELA's community includes heads of DEI, ERG oversight managers, leaders of individual ERGs, allies & executive sponsors from highly respected mid to large organizations.

See a partial list of our community members here.

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Memberships

  • For ERG Leaders - The ELA Online on-demand reference library with all of ELA's event recordings and tools. 
  • For Program Managers - Oversight Manager's Group (OMG) offers monthly masterminds and a private online community
  • For Organizations -  Associating with ELA through an annual membership or symposium host sponsorship tangibly demonstrates your organization's DEI commitment to all stakeholders.

Training

  • Bootcamps - Launch, Grow and Thrive curricula delivered via live-led workshops (public or private) and self-paced eclasses.
  • Workshops - ELA offers relevant professional development workshops for your ERG leaders, members, executive sponsors & allies.
  • Coaching - Get expert thought partnership & accountability support via one-on-one or a small group cohort.

Certifications

  • ERG Leader Certifications - ERG leaders demonstrate their mastery by presenting their completed Launch, Grow or Thrive worksheets to a board of experts.   
  • Master TrainerELA Master Trainers learn how to teach the materials presented in ELA's ERG Leader Launch, Grow & Thrive Bootcamps so they can train others inside or outside their organization.

Events

Resources

  • Books 2022 Employee Resource Group Trends Leadership Briefing
  • The ABCs of ERGs Narrated explaining what ERGs are, why they are now required in every talent strategy, and important considerations for your own ERG plans.
  • Books - "The ERG Handbook" & "Companion Workbook" teaches you how to run a great ERG. Written by ELA's own Vice Chair, Aimee Broadhurst!

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
  • IT Cosmetics Confidence Educator
  • Thrive Global contributor
  • MIT & Wharton Innovation Advisor
  • 2021 Stevie® Award for Achievement in Thought Leadership

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 Workforce Diversity, Unitus Credit Union

LinkedIn

  • Diversity Director, Rent-A-Center
  • Collaborator, Thought Leader and SME at ITBOM
  • Member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter

Jen Martinez

Principal, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Macy's

LinkedIn

  • Senior I&D leader at Quest Diagnostics
  • ERG strategy & leadership development, Bank of America 

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