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Entergy ranks 6th at 2022 Global ERG Summit


Entergy placed sixth in the Enterprise-Wide ERG category of the Diversity Impact Awards during the 2022 Global ERG Summit in September. The summit recognizes best practices for employee resource groups, diversity councils, networking and affinity groups.

The company's recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication and passion of our employee resource groups. It also serves as a call to action to keep raising the bar.

"In the future, I see our ERGs as leaders in engaging employees and being partners in continuous improvement efforts as we continue the path of being the premier utility," said Paula Robinson, manager, IT, and chair of the Women's ERG.

Our ERG leaders who attended the summit agreed that it was great to collaborate with other professionals in-person to discuss ways ERGs can make an impact.

"One of the breakout sessions talked about ROI, and as an accountant, my first thought went to return on investment, but I was quickly corrected," said Michelle Sens, manager, FBP, and vice chair of the Generational ERG. "As an ERG, we need to be cognizant of the relationships, opportunities and impact we can create. As ERGs, we need to focus on these ROIs."

ERG leaders also discussed their outlooks as we head into the new year and how their groups will apply the knowledge gained at the summit.

"I see ERGs continuing to help in fostering a sense of diversity, inclusion and belonging, and community for our employees, both of which are business critical in today's war for talent environment," said Raechelle Munna, assistant general counsel and chair of the Leadership ERG. "ERGs can help employees to feel connected, provide career and leadership development, and offer opportunities to learn, share and innovate."

Hema Gupta, senior capital project procurement specialist and chair of the Multicultural ERG added, "ERGs will be a good tool for elevating future leadership. With so many people retiring, there is an incredible opportunity to diversify leadership. A good future leader will promote cross functional collaboration. Going forward we will be refining metrics to develop an impactful diversity and inclusion strategy."

The Diversity Impact Awards were launched in 2020 as the next iteration of the ERG & Council Honors Award, the first and longest running, nationally recognized award to honor the outstanding contributions and achievements of ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils.

Top photo from left to right: Shelton Hudson, senior manager, region distribution operations; Raechelle Munna, assistant general counsel; Michelle Sens, manager, FBP; Allie Henson, engineer II; Hemalika Gupta, senior capital project procurement specialist; Lance Cagnolatti, analyst II, IT communications.

Top photo from left to right: Bobby Gordon, diversity, equity, and inclusion RVP at Talent Dimensions; Lance Cagnolatti, analyst II, IT communications; April Fournier, senior manager, organizational health and diversity; Allie Henson, engineer II; Farrah Purifoy, manager, diversity and operations; Raechelle Munna, assistant general counsel; Taiwan Brown, Entergy vice president, diversity and workforce strategy; Hemalika Gupta, senior capital project procurement specialist; Paula Robinson, manager, IT; Michelle Sens, manager, Finance Business Partners.