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The Best Opportunity You've Never Heard About by Jennifer Brown

February 15, 2011

Jennifer’s article  “The Best Opportunity You’ve Never Heard About” was featured in a recent edition of The Linkage Leader.  Her piece was so well received that we wanted to share it with the rest of the Linkage community. Here is an excerpt:

Picture the most efficient, productive, and innovative organization you can imagine. What does it look like? Who works there? How are things executed? Chances are it resembles a highlyadvanced form of an Employee Resource Group (ERG), also known as Affinity Groups or Business Resource Groups. Multi-disciplinary, globally dispersed, diverse yet inclusive organizations in which ideas flow up and down the hierarchy and across silos. And in most organizations, women’s networks are the largest and longest-tenured of their networks. We believe this represents a huge opportunity for women, and here’s why. ERGs should be considered the best resource and opportunity for the next generation of women leaders, and other diverse talent. To read the article, click here.

Jennifer will be hosting a free webinar in partnership with Linkage on March 3, 2011 titled “Drive Development of Your Next-Generation Leaders with Employee Resource Groups.”  Participants will learn how ERGs can be utilized not only as enablers of the recruitment, retention, and development of non-traditional talent but also to provide a pathway to develop the next generation of leaders.  To learn more or to register, click here.

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About Jennifer Brown:

Jennifer BrownJennifer Brown is CEO and Founder of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC). JBC works with corporate, government, and non-profit organizations to transform their workplaces by harnessing leadership, fostering innovation, and leveraging diversity through strategic consulting, training, coaching, and research and events offerings. Jennifer is a speaker and subject matter expert in the fields of organizational diversity and leadership.

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