The first week of October is annually observed as National Diversity Week, celebrating the diverse cultures and viewpoints that shape our country. During this significant week, one of General Motors’ foremost diversity and inclusion initiatives received national recognition. Congratulations to the GM Employee Resource Group (ERG) Council for earning a prestigious Diversity Council Honors Award™ presented by the Association of ERGs & Councils.
This award recognizes the top 25 ERGs and diversity councils in the U.S. for their contributions to organizational diversity processes and positive achievements within their workforce, workplace and marketplace.
The GM ERG Council was honored as number nine on the list for their diligent work to provide a forum for our ERGs to collaborate in their efforts to advance GM’s vision, mission, business goals and objectives. Each of GM’s 12 ERGs are represented on the council. The council meets regularly to pool resources, leverage best practices and resolve issues to optimize the ERGs’ results, as well as to support community outreach efforts.
"Having GM's Employee Resource Group Council recognized as the number nine diversity council nationally, is truly a testament to the business focus and coordinated engagement that each member has emphasized during 2013," said Ken Barrett, GM Chief Diversity Officer. "GM's ERG Council and our ERGs, are making a difference to GM’s bottom-line and being acknowledged at this level for their hard work and company-wide impact is a tremendous achievement."
Award recipients included an array of corporations, non-profits, government entities, municipalities and educational institutions, with fourteen being recognized for the first time, including General Motors. The U.S. Navy topped the list, click here to view all 25 recipients.
The Association of ERGs & Councils is a practice group of the diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm, PRISM International, Inc. The fifth annual Diversity Council Honors Award™ ceremony took place on October 2, 2013, in Alexandria, Virginia, as the marquee event of the two-day Diversity Council Conference. The conference brought forward best practices for ERGs and councils through workshops and industry leaders.