Nation's Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils Honored at Las Vegas Conference
PRISM Press Release, October 21, 2016
For Additional Information Contact: Debbie Mitchell, Debbie@PrismDiversity.com
Las Vegas, NV (October 21, 2016) -- The Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils were honored at the 8th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ dinner and ceremony last night at the 2016 ERG & Council Conference at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Cleveland Clinic’s African American Employee Resource Group took top honors followed by the Davenport University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and the Asian Business Resource Group of The Coca-Cola Company.
The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is part of the annual ERG & Council Conference presented by diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm PRISM International, Inc., and its practice group the Association of ERGs & Councils. “ERGs and Diversity Councils are vital links for improving organizational results," said Linda Stokes, President and CEO of PRISM and co-host "Participants report that completing the application challenges them to look hard and deep at what they are doing by evaluating their efforts and then making adjustments that make them better. Our intent is to enable ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils to use this application as a way to learn what they are doing well and how they can continue to increase their impact and effectiveness," concluded Stokes.
In its eighth year, the prestigious ERG & Council Honors Award™ recognizes and awards the outstanding contributions and achievements of U.S. ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils that lead organizational diversity processes and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace. Fernando Serpa, the Executive Director of the Association and last night’s co-host said, “This year we had a 20% increase in applications representing 1,279 ERGs, BRGs, Diversity Councils and their chapters. This is by far the most competitive and exciting field to date."
Award recipients included a diverse combination of corporations, governmental agencies and not for profits representing various sectors, geographies and organization sizes. The 2016 ERG & Council Honors Award™ recipients (by rank):
The 2016 ERG & Council Honors Award™ recipients (by rank):
“We are excited about continued increase in this year's applications, attendance and sponsorship. It shows that more organizations are appreciating how critical diversity and inclusion initiatives are to their future development. Furthermore, it highlights the importance that ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils have on impacting key organizational objectives," said Serpa.
To qualify for the ERG & Council Honors Award™, ERGs and Diversity Councils must be in operation for at least two years and have demonstrated significant contributions and achievements in four categories: Demonstrated Results; Demonstrated Management Commitment; Measurement and Accountability; and, Communication and Education. Every applicant receives their results in their complimentary Application Summary Report that provides feedback and information that will enhance their performance and increase their value to the organization they serve. This is an open application process with no cost or obligation. Membership with the Association of ERGs & Councils is not required.
The 2017 ERG & Council Honors Award application process opens in February, 2017. For more information about the ERG & Council Honors Award or the ERG & Council Conference, visit ERGCouncilConference.com.
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