Advance inclusion across the region by leveraging cross-company employee resource groups to attract, grow and retain diverse talent.


  1. Connect: Link cross-company employee resource groups to enhance inclusion, professional development, community service, and social and cultural connections
  2. Collaborate: Engage diverse talent across organizations to share best practices, develop initiatives that foster inclusion and capitalize on the power of diversity for the region
  3. Communicate: Promote the region’s vast personal and professional opportunities and high quality of life while communicating the importance of diversity and inclusion to our long term prosperity.


2018_CONNECTERGtoolkit140x185Companies 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.

This toolkit is a product of the collective knowledge from some of Cincinnati’s top employers. In it you will find resources to help you launch, activate, manage and grow Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in your organization. You are welcome to create your own binder by downloading, customizing and using any of the information and templates included in this toolkit.

Download CONNECT ERG Toolkit

Participating Companies: Accenture, ArtsWave, Ashland, Inc., Barnes Dennis, BHDP Architecture, BiWorldwide, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Cintas Corp-Corporate Headquarters, Cintas-Cincinnati Division, Citigroup, Consultant On the Go, Duke Energy, Easter Seals Tristate, EY, Fidelity Investments, Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati, Frost Brown Todd LLC, GE Aviation, General Cable, GE Global Operations, GE Global Partners, Givaudan, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber, Growth By Export, HYUR Staffing Services, Hyur/Prolink Staffing, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Johnson Investment Counsel Inc., Lexmark International, Inc., Luxottica, Luxottica Retail, Macy's, Inc., Melink Corporation, Miami University, Partners in Change LLC, Patina Solutions, Per Scholas, PNC Bank, PNC Mortgage, Procter & Gamble, ProKids, Sixth Circuit USC of Appeals, St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Xavier High School, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, The Christ Hospital Health Network, The Kroger Co., The Nielsen Company, THE XPOINT LLC, Total Quality Logistics Inc., Toyota, U.S. Bank, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, WCPO, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.


Kabrella Clark, Talent Connections Manager or 513.579.3159 

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