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Implementing & Maintaining Women’s Employee Resource Groups

March 28, 2023

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This workshop will help you develop and maintain successful Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that effectively improve gender equity in the workplace. ERGs are critical in building a sense of community and belonging, identifying areas for improvement, and developing company-specific policies that suit your culture and organizational goals. We leave time for group discussion and Q&A to ensure all your questions are answered. This workshop is led by Sophie Warwick, who has spent her career in structural engineering and specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing ERGs and advocacy groups. Key takeaways from this workshop include:

– Understanding & communicating the value of advocacy and support groups.
– How to develop an engaging group structure that can be maintained long-term.
– Selecting and coaching the right group champions.
– Appreciating intersectionality and how different groups may work together.
– Setting up an annual calendar and enrolling key senior leaders.


SFU VentureLabs
555 West Hasting St, Suite 1100
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6 Canada


Society For Canadian Women In Science And Technology (SCWIST)