Empowering women through ERGs

Employee resource groups offer a path for team members to embrace your credit union’s mission—and to grow personally and professionally.

Creating a corporate culture that mirrors your mission and values is crucial to credit unions—and indeed, any employer—today. Employee resource groups are emerging as pivotal platforms for fostering diversity, inclusivity and employee engagement. The Great Place to Work Institute describes ERGs as “voluntary, employee-led groups whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the organizations they serve.” When implemented strategically, they can become much more than that.

Consider these stats from ZipDo:

  • 90% of Fortune 500 companies have an ERG.
  • ERGs can result in a 39% increase in job satisfaction.
  • There has been a 29% increase in employee engagement by ERGs over the past five years.


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