**ERG/BRG NOMINATION DEADLINE - JUNE 28**
What is an ERG/BRG?
Many definitions exist for Employee Resource Groups/Business Resource Groups. These groups can be defined as employee networks and affinity groups that drive the business mission, including gaining market share through culturally competent sales and customer service and recruiting and engaging a diverse workforce to create innovative, marketplace-focused business solutions.
The EBRG/Affinity Group Awards celebrate the important contributions of these groups and the Executive Sponsors who support them. The awardees will be selected based on the contributions they have made to advancing their organizationís overall goals and diversity and inclusion strategy.
Recipients of the EBRG/Affinity Group awards will be announced during the 2019 Regional Economic Inclusion Summit, September 25, 2019, Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Inclusion Nation Award: Contribution to the creation of a more diverse and inclusive culture for the organization
On the Rise Award: New organization or EBRG/Affinity Group (2 years or less), demonstrating diverse and inclusive growth and focus
The Next Level Award: Mature organization or EBRG/Affinity Group (3 or more years) demonstrating diverse and inclusive leadership and direction
Regional Impact Award: EBRG/Affinity Group providing the Pittsburgh region with the greatest diverse and inclusive impact, support, influence, and exposure
Executive Sponsor: Executive that has provided the EBRG/Affinity Group with the best support, advocacy, guidance and exposure