Join us on Thursday, July 29th at 8 a.m. for our next LGBTQ+ ERG Resource Group meeting for a special Summer of Pride session.
This year Kansas City's yearly pride celebration is lead by the all volunteer organization, Kansas City Pride Community Alliance. Unfortunately, COVID-19 Kansas City's Pride celebration was delayed to August. However, great things come to those who wait and this year we will see the launch of a Pride celebration which includes the return of a Pride parade to KC and an inclusive grass roots celebration of Kansas City's vibrant LGBTQ+ community.
We arranged to have speakers from Kansas City's Pride Community Alliance present about the upcoming Pride Parade and Weekend August 21st and 22nd and answer your questions concerning how to support the celebration of our LGBTQ+ community. The discussion will be moderated by the Commerce Bank Employee Resources Group. Of course, we will also have an open discussion about what is going on in your groups and your questions so you don't want to miss this session.
AFFINITY: a feeling of closeness and understanding that someone has for another person because of their similar qualities, ideas, or identity
AFFINITY GROUP: a group of people having a common interest or goal or acting together for a specific purpose
Affinity groups, also known as employee resource groups (ERGs), bring together employees with similar backgrounds or interests and can have a powerful influence in the workplace. Companies have long realized the power of affinity networks to help their employees navigate culture, offer networking, professional and personal development opportunities, and to ultimately attract and retain employees.
Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce wants all workplaces to be spaces where ALL employees, regardless of background, identity, culture, or other facets, have a community to which they belong. We want all affinity groups to have the support they need to thrive. This meeting is all about equipping your existing and emerging affinity groups with the tools and resources will allow them to take their work to the next level. So we all can reach the goal of more robust, inclusive, and equitable employee experiences.
This group is for company sponsors or group leaders interested in connecting with other ERG leaders so we can learn, share, encourage each other. Join us on Thursday, July 29th at 8 a.m. for our next LGBTQ+ ERG Resource Group meeting.