An Employee Resource Group is a community of workers in a company, created by those employees themselves to promote the interests particular to that group. On one level, an ERG provides a forum for those who share an identity, values or other common characteristic. On another level, it offers a platform for them to raise awareness about issues facing their community and advocate for improvements in their workplace experience.
The idea is that the group’s collective voice will be heard louder and more clearly than the isolated, individual voices of the group’s members. Allies are also invited to lend their voices to support any of Qonto’s ERGs, even if those individuals don’t strictly self-identify as fully-fledged members of that community.
For the company, the overarching objective of enabling ERGs is to contribute to a more diverse and inclusive workplace.