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2017 ERG Summit

ERGs: Bringing Value Back to the Business
August 17, 2017

NAAAP’s annual ERG Summit is a one day conference that catalyzes the formation and performance of Asian Employee Resource Groups and Business Resource Groups (collectively referred to as ERGs).

NAAAP-Chicago’s Asian American Group Leaders Program consists of a network of Asian Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs), and Multicultural Diversity Councils (MDC) across the Chicagoland area. This year’s ERG Summit is proudly organized by AAGL Members.

The 2017 ERG Summit will leverage the potential of ERGs for individual and organizational success and align ERGs with business objectives. Speakers will include Executive Champions and ERG Leaders from various industries.


10:00 AM Registration/Check in

10:30 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:45 AM Opening Session

12:00 PM Luncheon
12:30 PM Executive Panel
1:30 PM Break

2:00 PM Breakout Sessions 1
3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Breakout Sessions 2
4:15 PM Break

4:45 PM Closing Session


Executive Panel

Kim Cummings, 
Chief Diversity Officer, BNSF

Candi Castleberry-Singleton, 
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Twitter

Sherri Dublin, 
Vice President, Diversity Programs, Nielsen

Michael Gonzales, 
Director, Corporate Diversity & Inclusion, Hallmark

Annette Reid, 
Vice President, Talent Management, CNA Insurance

Session Speakers

Collaboration of internal partners & external ERGs

Walgreens and Hallmark

Panel: How ERGs Create Opportunities for Career Development

Ali Ismaili, Walgreens
Tamara Queen, CDW
Mia Rahn, Accenture
Patricia Ratulangi, Nielsen

Workshop: How  ERGS Push Us to Be Leaders

Khanh Vu, Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers

Collaboration of internal partners & external ERGs

BMO Harris, Marsh, MillerCoors & Nielsen