For companies looking to advance gender equality, employee resource groups (ERGs) can be a natural and important step in the process. Yet while many organizations have these groups, in order to have a true impact, they must define and set goals for themselves and the business.
That’s why Fairygodboss convenes each year at our event GALVANIZE: Making Women’s Resource Groups Powerful. GALVANIZE brings together 200+ executives and ERG leaders from across the country to help identify actionable ways in which we can address the most pressing needs of women in the workplace. This year, our event will take place October 15-16 in New York City at the AppNexus headquarters, in Flatiron.
Here are the top 5 reasons you should register for GALVANIZE this year:
1. Inspiring Discussions
Our robust agenda of thought-provoking discussions was designed to fuel your inspiration and passion. Here is just some of what you'll learn from our sessions:
Learn how Cindy Robbins fixed the pay gap at Salesforce
Discover how Carla Harris made the business case to invest in diversity and Morgan Stanley
See how Andrea Smith helped Bank of America face the #MeToo movement head-on
2. Extraordinary Speakers
Our amazing speakers have accomplished truly extraordinary things. Our lineup includes professional women and men who serve as top executives, thought-leaders, and changemakers, and include:
Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley
Cindy Robbins, President and Chief People Officer, Salesforce
Andrea Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, Bank of America
Nicole Anasenes, CFO and COO, Squarespace
Brian O’Kelley, Co-Founder and CEO, AppNexus
Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO, The Cru
3. Actionable Takeaways
And because you’re hearing from the best of the best speakers, you'll be guaranteed to walk away with valuable advice and actionable takeaways that you can easily implement at your organization.
4. Networking Opportunities
Network with top executives, CEOs, and changemakers from their organization. Participating companies at GALVANIZE 2018 include Amazon, Bank of America, Capital One, Cognizant, Fidelity Investments, Grubhub, GoDaddy, Magellan Health, Morgan Stanley, Palantir, Salesforce, Squarespace, Stryker, United Technologies, Verizon, Visa, and many, many more!
5. Knowledge Share
Take away the insights and best practices you learned at the conference and bring them back to your company. Share what you learned with the other members of your women’s ERG and get ready to make change.
But don’t just take our word for it! Here are what some of last year’s attendees had to say about the event...
"The event exceeded all my expectations,” said one woman who attended last year’s event. “I came in wondering if I would get anything out of it and came away with so much information I'm re-working my Women's ERG plan!"
"An amazing event! I learned a lot about industry best practices that we can take back to our ERGs to make them more impactful. Also, I learned that our firm has a ways to go! Terrific speakers."