ERG Council

History

The initial five (5) Employee Resource Groups became recognized by the university as part of a Presidential Administrative Innovation Fund (PAIF) initiative that was led by these groups in 2017 and 2018. The Council was formed in 2019 as governing body for the ERGs Employee Resource Group (ERGs) to provide a sustained infrastructure for current and future university-recognized ERGs. Currently, the Council is being led by the Talent Acquisition and Diversity (TAD) team in Harvard Human Resources (HHR).

Vision

The Council is a coalition, comprised of all university-recognized Harvard Employee Resource Groups, which serves as a change agent for a more inclusive and equitable institutional culture at Harvard Unversity; thereby advocating for sustainable inclusive excellence in academic and administrative policies and practices.

Mission

The ERG Council elevates the voices of historically underrepresented groups for Harvard University employees by identifying and advocating best practices in hiring, retention, and development towards sustainable inclusive excellence. Together, we endeavor to build a better workplace where everyone thrives.



Council Members

Council Chair Michelle Gordon-Seemore Director of Talent Acquistion & Diversity
Recruitment Partner Roberto Martinez, Senior Diversity Talent Sourcer
ABFAF Representative Andrea Kelton_Harris, Senior Human Resources Consultant - FAS
QERG Representative Meagan Sobel, Executive Assistant - HUECU
CCW Representative Maggie Gates, Manager of Communications and Development - FAS
CCW Representation Akiesha Ortiz, Fellowship Program Manager - HKS
AHLFS Representative Jacobo Negron, HUPD Sergeant
AHLFS Representative Dominique Bocanegra, Program Coordinator - FAS
AHAAAFS Representative Kimberly Truong, Adjunct Lecturer - HGSE
AHAAAFS Representative Varsha Ghosh, Director, Student Engagement and Leadership - FAS


Contact

For questions regarding the ERG Council, overall ERG governance, partnership opportunity, or any other operational information, please contact erg_council@harvard.edu.

To contact an individual ERG, please visit the ERG information site or contact a representative listed above.