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Expanding your LGBT+ ERG footprint | Online Workshop

15/04/2021 | 17:00

How to attract allies to LGBT+ employee resource groups?


Employee resource groups (ERGs) are a functional, strategic tool for advancing diversity initiatives of an organization and are recently mushrooming across businesses operating in the Czech Republic. The catalyst behind the establishment of ERGs is a common interest and a desire to create a positive workplace culture that addresses the unique needs and issues of LGBT+ employees. ERGs often struggle with attracting new members, especially allies. ExxonMobil, Accenture, and Johnson & Johnson drew plans and worked with their teams on outreach strategies that generated successful interest from allies to join their ERGs. 

Participants will leave this session well-equipped to identify the next steps, create an action plan, and secure resources to elevate their allyship strategies. Whether your ERG is brand new or well-established, you know the real power of LGBT+ inclusion is happening across the larger field and you are always searching for tips on how to attract larger groups of employees than this webinar is for you and you should definitely register. 

Date: 15.4. 2021 5PM to 6PM on ZOOM 

Language: English



Financovaném z programu Evropské unie Práva, rovnost a občanství (2014 – 2020)


Event Details

Bernardo Ferrara

ExxonMobil’s PRIDE Chapter Lead in the Czech Republic. Originally from Brazil, Bernardo has been living in Prague and working for ExxonMobil for almost 3 years now, and he has been heavily involved in ExxonMobil’s PRIDE Chapter (LGBT+ Employee Resource Group). Besides his role in their PRIDE Chapter, Bernardo is the First Line Supervisor for the Middle-East and Africa Customer Service Team. For him, making sure his colleagues find a safe, inclusive and diverse place to work is one of his main drivers and motivation. He believes that companies should allow their employees to be their authentic selves so that they can work comfortably and perform the best that they can.


Petra Madarová

Petra joined Accenture 5 years ago and since then has been responsible for driving Internal Communication in the company. On top of this role she has been part of Accenture ERG Pride at Accenture since its launch in 2016 and helped to coordinate various activities focused on LGBT+ inclusion. As of December 2019 she has become the lead of the group.


Rufat Mammadov

Originally from Baku, living in Prague for the past 6 years. Experienced Compliance Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Medical and Consumer care industries. Joined Johnson&Johnson in 2017. Since 2019 became a member of the Leadership group of the Open&Out ERG and accepted a chapter lead role in 2020.



Date: 15/04/2021

Start time: 17:00 CEST

End time: 18:00 CEST