For your people. By your people.

ELA is the largest community of ERG champions based around the world representing all types and sized organizations 

As the ERG of ERGs, we empower diversity, equity and inclusion champions with "how to" info, tools & connections needed to build strong & sustainable employee groups.

 

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 corporations, non-profits, government agencies, municipalities and academic institutions.

See a partial list of our community members here.

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Memberships

  • For ERG Leaders - Gain access to the ELA Online on-demand reference library with all of ELA's event recordings and tools. 
  • For Program Managers - Join the Oversight Manager's Group (OMG) monthly masterminds and private online community.
  • For Organizations -  Associating with ELA through an annual membership, symposium host or ally vendor membership to tangibly demonstrate your organization's DEI commitment to all stakeholders.

Training

  • Bootcamps - Public/open enrollment or private/customized delivery based on the ERG Progression Roadmap.  
  • eClasses - the same content as public Bootcamps available on demand.
  • Workshops - hands-on, interactive workshops to educate and motivate ERG leaders, members, executive sponsors & allies.

Certifications

  • ERG Leader Certifications - ERG leaders demonstrate their mastery by presenting their completed Launch, Grow or Thrive worksheets to a board of experts.   
  • Master Trainer - Learn how to teach the ELA Bootcamp content to train other ERG leaders including ELA clients!

Events

Services

  • Consulting - get hands-on help to develop your ERG Operating Manual, run ERG Council, collect member success stories and more 
  • Coaching - Get expert thought partnership & accountability support via one-on-one or a small group cohort.

Resources

  • ERG Trends Leadership Briefing - Find out the latest best practices and top issues representing ELA's community of several thousands of ERGs
  • The ABCs of ERGs - Narrated 25-minute presentation 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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