Organizations Advancing DEI to be Honored at the 2023 Diversity Impact Awards®

Talent Dimensions Press Release, July 18, 2023
For Additional Information Contact: Cile Johnson –

Greensboro, NC (July 18, 2023)Talent Dimensions and the Global ERG Network® (previously the Association of ERGs & Councils) have released their annual list of the Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Top 10 Enterprise-Wide ERGs, Executive Sponsor Recognition Awards and Impact Spotlight Awards. These groups will be recognized at The Diversity Impact Awards® Ceremony in Washington, DC, during the 2023 Global ERG Network® Conference October 11- 13, 2023.

The 2023 Diversity Impact Awards® continue to build on its previous success as the leader in diversity impact and performance measurement. Using the ERG Strategic Impact Model, organizations are scored in key areas that ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils should focus on to drive organizational results. Leveraging data from the application and feedback process allows these groups to articulate their impact with key stakeholders and provide an expanded opportunity for learning. When organizations participate year-over-year in the Diversity Impact Awards®, the data provides them with a benchmark among competing organizations and the ability to chart or measure their own progress over time.

“With many newcomers to this year’s Diversity Impact Awards®, we continue to see these groups push the envelope in an effort to increase their impact and effectiveness through their DEI initiatives. Their results show the valuable outcomes that are achieved when they’re aligned with the business strategy of the organizations they serve and are recognized as key business partners. Each year we are inspired by all of our applicants and their work to build a true sense of belonging within their organizations through DEI.” says Cile Johnson, Chief Business Officer.

Talent Dimensions’ mission is to help organizations create Inclusive workspaces, where every employee feels that they truly belong. By helping organizations focus on how they can align their DEI strategy to drive business outcomes and cultivate a sense of belonging, they’re able to build the key infrastructure they need to be successful. ERGs and Councils are the most valuable partners an organization can have on this journey,” shares Lynn Cowart, Principle and Chief Operations Officer at Talent Dimensions.

The 2023 Diversity Impact Awards®’ recipient rankings will be revealed at the Diversity Impact Awards® ceremony during the 2023 Global ERG Network® Conference.

The 2023 Diversity Impact Awards® Top 25 ERG Award recipients in alphabetical order include:

  • Amtrak – A. Philip Randolph ERG
  • AT&T. Inc. – HACEMOS
  • Bank of America – LEAD for Women: Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development for Women
  • Bank of America – HOLA: Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement
  • Bank of America – MSAG: Military Support and Assistance Group
  • Bell – Bell African Ancestry Networking Group (BAANG)
  • Boston Children’s Hospital – Boston Children’s Rainbow Alliance
  • Branch Insurance – Hispanic at Branch BRG
  • DeVry University – EDGE – Accelerating the Advancement of Women
  • Ecolab, Inc. – Pride Employee Resource Group
  • Entergy – LeadERG
  • Ericsson Inc. – GenNext Employee Resource Group
  • Erie Insurance – Women’s Affinity Network
  • Erie Insurance – Dignity and Respect Affinity Network
  • Erie Insurance – Veterans Affinity Network
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation – SALUTE Veterans’ Employee Resource Group
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group (AAPI ERG)
  • NextEra Energy – Women in Energy
  • Novant Health – Generation to Generation Business Resource Group
  • nVent – ERG to Grass Roots Environmental and Sustainability ERG
  • Perdue Farms, Inc. – Groundbreaking Associate Inclusion Network
  • RingCentral – Black Employees @ RingCentral (BE@R)
  • RingCentral – U.S. Service Members’ Group
  • Southwire Company – Southwire T.E.A.M. ERG Evolution
  • University of Michigan Health – West – Makabila (Swahili for ‘tribes’)

The 2023 Diversity Impact Awards® Top 10 Enterprise-Wide ERG Award recipients in alphabetical order include:

  • AARP – AARP Employee Resource Group (ERG) Program
  • BNSF Railway – BNSF Railway Business Resource Groups
  • Ecolab, Inc. – Ecolab Employee Resource Groups
  • Entergy – Entergy’s Employee Resource Groups
  • Greystone – Greystone DEI Committee
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation – Kimberly-Clark Employee Resource Groups
  • Northern Trust – BRC Advisory Council
  • Ricoh USA, Inc. – Ricoh USA Diversity Business Resource Councils
  • Southwire Company – Southwire Link Mentorship Program
  • University of Michigan Health – West DEI Steering Committee

The 2023 Diversity Impact Awards® Executive Sponsor of the Year recipients in alphabetical order:

  • American Airlines – Rich Ashlin, Vice President of ORD Operations
  • Boston Children’s Hospital – Dick Argys, Executive Vice President, Hospital Operations and COO of Ambulatory and Satellites, Chief Culture Officer
  • Erie Insurance – Fred Johnson, Vice President and Wisconsin Branch Manager
  • Jacobs – Joanne Caruso, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
  • Sherlock Biosciences – Tiffany Summerville, Global Vice President – Head of Human Resources
  • Vizient, Inc. – Bharat Sundaram – President and Chief Operating Officer

The 2023 Diversity Impact Awards® Diversity Spotlight Impact Awards recipients in alphabetical order:

  • American Airlines – American Airlines Black Professional Network
  • Halliburton – BELIEVE – Employee Resource Group
  • – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Awareness (IDEA) Committee
  • Mount Sinai Health System – Mount Sinai Heart Diversity Council
  • Network Groups for Employees of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Novant Health – Novant Health Native American BRG
  • Palo Alto Networks – Vets Net (Veterans Network)
  • Perdue Farms, Inc. – Disabled Associates & Family Members (DAFM)
  • RingCentral – Women in SaaS Empowerment (WISE)
  • Sherlock Biosciences, Inc. – Magnify Diversity, Equity, Engagement and Inclusion

About the Diversity Impact Awards

The Diversity Impact Awards were launched in 2020 as the next iteration of the ERG & Council Honors Award. The ERG & Council Honors Award was the first and longest running, nationally recognized award to honor the outstanding contributions and achievements of ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils. It was established in 2008 by the Association of ERGs & Councils, a practice group of diversity and inclusion consulting and training firm, PRISM International, Inc., which is now a part of Talent Dimensions.

About the Global ERG Network® Conference

ERGs and Diversity Councils are vital links for improving organizational results. However, to remain impactful and effective, they need opportunities to increase their skills and knowledge, to learn, to share best practices, to network, to celebrate and to grow. This was the purpose of the first annual conference designed specifically for ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils.

About the Global ERG Network®

The Global ERG Network is a practice group of Talent Dimensions, and the premier resource for transforming Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Councils and Employee Network Groups to impact key organizational and business objectives.

About Talent Dimensions & PRISM International, Inc.

PRISM is now a part of Talent Dimensions. Talent Dimensions is a full-service provider of innovative and proven consulting, training and products for leveraging diversity and inclusion, addressing unconscious bias, increasing cross-cultural competencies and creating more effective ERGs and Diversity Councils.

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