Session: Build a Culture of Belonging Within Your Organization
Many organizations assist and encourage Employee Resource Group (ERG) programs to empower and support community groups within the company. ERGs are important to build a community and culture of belonging, provide support, and contribute to personal and professional development in the workplace. If your organization does not have a similar program established, join me in the exploration of ERGs while we define them, discuss the value they bring to you and your organization, consider resources to get executive sponsorship, and guide you through the process of starting and leading your own ERG. In addition, I will share my own experience organizing and leading a Women in Tech group within my organization and the cultural shift I’ve seen since then.
Milu Franz is a Software Engineer at Mile Two LLC. Milu's background as a designer and her pursuance of a computer science degree has allowed her to specialize in taking projects from conception to deployment. In her free time, Milu enjoys lifting heavy weights, practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and baking.