We referenced a quote from an excellent online Forbes article under our Consulting section. We feel sure you will find the full article enlightening.
7 Ways to Enable Your Employee Resource Groups into a Powerful Advancement Platform (Written by Glenn Llopis)
7. Your ERG must become a part of corporate governance to assure the utmost levels of accountability and compliance from its members and executive sponsors. This assures that your ERG assumes greater responsibility to corporate growth and talent development.
Employee resources groups have become a “hot-topic” in corporations as new global business models require the representation of a more diverse talent pipeline in director level and senior executive management roles. In the United States alone, 54% of the population will be minority by 2050.