Fair360’s Top 50 Panel Discusses How ERGs Should Be and Why

LeVoyd Carter, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Cox Communications (No. 11), Jeff Ertwine, Sr. Director of Program Management for Cox Communications and Corie Pauling, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at TIAA (No. 15), came together on Tuesday to discuss the evolution of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Carter discussed why Cox rebooted its ERGs a few years ago and how to improve them after making mistakes. His work in operations includes employee management, development, engagement, product development and strategy. LeVoyd’s team also facilitates Cox Communications National Diversity and Inclusion Council meetings.

“ERGs are supposed to be grassroots, employee-driven, creative, and they are there to help develop the employees,” Carter said. “Taking those ERGs and making them grassroots, creating subcommittees and to hear those voices resonate is what has made our ERGs more successful than ever. Today we have eight ERGs based in Atlanta and we just launched five regional chapters as well.”

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