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Out & Equal Virtual Summit Series - Mergers and Acquisitions and Divestitures: Oh My!! How your Employee Resource Group can navigate through a period of change for the company

Meeting Description:
Your company announces a change resulting in a merger, acquisition or divestiture, which brings on lots of questions about your role and changes coming. But what about the Employee Resource Group (ERG)? ERGs are not on the forefront of priorities during this period. However, the ERG can be a resource to ease employee concerns and help move things through the process during this period!

In this session, representatives from Dell and VMWare will share guidance on how to turn this process into an empowering and positive experience for everyone involved. Learn how your company can make ERGs one of the first thoughts as they begin to consider mergers or acquisitions. You will hear individual stories that will highlight things that have gone well and those that provided growth opportunities. Communication between ERG’s can be an important factor in this process and can even facilitate a more positive experience for all employees.
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Ben Demers
 Presenter Information
Laura Folks, Local Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, HR Source Advisor, VMWare Inc.
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Chuck Thompson, Sr. Manager, HR Services - Business Optimization, VMWare Inc.
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Gabe Rodarte-Miller, Talent Acquisition Advisor, Pridge ERG Chapter Growth and Expansion Pillar Lead, Dell
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Shone Zachariah, Dell Global Co-Lead, Dell
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Amy Baker, HR Management Partner, Employee Resource Group Member, VMWare Inc.
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Blaithin Keating, Co-Lead for Dell Pride ERG, Cork, Ireland, VCE
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