Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Join Us | Upward Synergy invites you and your ERG members to participate in our Virtual Town Hall meeting to share information and highlight ERG best practices on issues involving leadership development, recruitment, retention, visibility, outcomes measurement and research.


Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Business Resource Groups (BRGs) continue to proliferate and grow within and across many companies, so how can more organizations collaborate with their ERGs to align them with the organization's business goals? Neddy Perez, Global Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at Ingersoll Rand Company will share her thoughts on how to augment ERG/BRG efforts toward business-aligned goals for their organizations.


Date: Wed. August 7th | How to Align Your ERG/BRG to Business Strategies

Time: 12pm – 1pm Eastern (9am-10am Pacific)

Location: Online at GoToWebinar.com

Cost: Complimentary

Contact: Sherri Garcia | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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About Nereida (Neddy) Perez | Global Vice President and ChiefDiversity Officer, Ingersoll Rand Company

 

Neddy PerezNereida (Neddy) Perez is a globally recognized diversity and inclusion practitioner with more than 20 years of experience working with Fortune Global and U.S. 500 corporations.  She is responsible for developing and leading the company’s Progressive, Diversity and Inclusion (PDI) efforts.  Neddy's background includes front line and executive experience in Human Resources, Diversity Management, Corporate Relations and Internal Communications. 

 

Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, she worked with a number of major global companies in the creation and expansion of their diversity efforts. These include National Grid, KPMG, Sodexo and Royal Dutch Shell (Shell Oil).   She has worked in the UK, Netherlands, and Latin America.

 

Born in Havana, Cuba she has received numerous awards and global recognition for her contributions to advancing the work of diversity and inclusion. She has also provided her expertise to a variety of non-profit organizations to create programs that empower people and remove organizational barriers to advancement.  Neddy is one of the principals behind the creation of STEMConnector.org, a web portal that serves as a clearinghouse for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiatives and programs. She also developed and implemented Shell Oil’s Digital Divide Initiative, a program which focuses on closing the gap in underserved communities by providing access to technology. Some of the organizations she has assisted include:

  • The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Association – Workplace Diversity Committee and SHRM Foundation Board of Directors
  • The Asia Society Corporate Talent & Diversity Council
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 
  • Ascend (Asian Business Professionals)
  • Center for Accounting Excellence at Howard University
  • Linkage Diversity Conference – Advisory Board
  • National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC)
  • National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI)
  • Diversity Best Practices − Network & Affinity Leadership Congress – Advisor

 

Neddy is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University and holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Florida.

 


 

What is the Virtual Town Hall?


Upward Synergy hosts monthly virtual meetings to share information and highlight best practices from ERGs on issues involving leadership development, recruitment, retention, visibility, outcomes measurement and research. 

Key Areas of Discussions

  • Sharing information and highlighting best practices from ERGs
  • Networking and collaborating with ERG champions and diversity advocates on topics pertaining to the workplace
  • Moderated discussions based on related professional topics, with feedback from ERG champions or diversity advocates regarding the ERGs' brainstormed ideas, challenges, case studies and solutions
  • Sharing upcoming events 


About Upward Synergy

Upward Synergy and the University of California, Riverside, have partnered with CREW, operated by the Career Center at California State University, Fullerton, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, to disseminate information on best practices to support Employee Resource Groups. Upward Synergy is the hub for all ERGs. We synergize the collective knowledge, best practices and passion of ERGs across organizations. Our mission is to align Employee Resource Groups to augment their Organization's business Return on Investment (ROI).


Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

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O: (562) 546-3804 | F: (562) 804-8734