When an organization in transportation and logistics wants to attract, develop, and retain top talent in the critical roles our industry demands, you must consider how to navigate the employee lifecycle. A popular new strategy in engaging and supporting women in an enterprise, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can provide the enrichment, engagement, and empowerment needed to give underrepresented groups the support they need to succeed. 

Attend this session to hear about these best practices from leading companies with successful ERGs: 

  • Hear the story about how the women of J.B. Hunt created GROW (Growing & Retaining Outstanding Women), the company's first ERG, which focuses on women's personal and professional development. Leaders from this group will share how they built their business case, formed the group, overcame obstacles, and created a strong community for women and their advocates.  
  • Yellow recognizes the value women bring to the transportation industry and has set goals to create a culture of belonging that celebrates diversity, ensure all our employees can thrive, enhance the employee experience, support our women behind the wheel, and develop a strong pool of future leaders. Yellow’s newly launched Women’s Inclusion Network takes the best from their previous women’s ERG and has expanded their reach and resources with mentoring, special events, leadership development, discussion forums, and enrichment opportunities. 
  • Attendees will learn about the impact of ERGs in the organizations above, steps they can take to successfully create an ERG, and how to engage employees in compelling programming aimed at enhancing their experience and developing professionally and personally