'How can I make my mark in my company’s ERG?'
Saturday, March 23, 2013
has an employee resource group for women and I plan to start attending the
meetings. How can I "make my mark” in this group and gain some positive
attention from my higher-ups?
The first thing is to never approach any opportunity
for selfish reasons. Ever.
Instead, look the ERG as an opportunity for you to add
more value. Bring new ideas, new solutions, new perspectives. As a result of
adding more value, your exposure will happen. Your "mark” will then be
made naturally – organically.
Remember to first add value from a business
standpoint, then from an organizational standpoint and then be aware of how you
can be strategic about leveraging this group to build relationships. In
turn, exposure will come.
Get involved in one of the committees. If you earn a
reputation for building future leaders and advancing cultural transformation, I
promise you senior executives will pay attention.
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Trudy Bourgeois is founder and CEO of The Center
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