Women of Marquette to launch this fall
Marquette University this fall is set to launch its seventh employee resource group, its third dedicated to female faculty and staff.
ERGs are supported by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and help advance the Culture of Inclusion goal theme outlined in the university’s strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. Such groups have been formed over the past few years to help support, retain and attract the best employees — each ERG aims to promote a sense of community and build personal and professional networks to foster a diverse and inclusive community.
Specifically, the Women of Marquette ERG will seek to foster professional, personal and spiritual growth through career development and educational workshops, volunteer opportunities, networking, information sharing, mentoring and speaker panels.
“The Women of Marquette ERG is still in the launch phase, but our goal is to connect and empower women across campus and affirm and enhance their contributions to our university community,” said Emily Baseheart, senior director of regional development who leads the ERG in collaboration with campus partners.
Baseheart added that the ERG also aims to serve as an umbrella group to help support and promote all the initiatives on campus for women.
All ERGs have a University Leadership Council liaison, and while the ERG model is based on common backgrounds or interests, in the spirit of inclusivity and allyship, any employee can join any ERG.
Following are the ERGs the university currently offers:
- Latinx Faculty and Staff Association
- LGBTQ Employee Resource Group
- Marquette Black Faculty and Staff Network
- Marquette Moms
- Marquette Social Professionals
- Womxn of Color Resource Group
- Women of Marquette
Anyone interested in more information about or engaging with the new Women of Marquette ERG should contact Baseheart.
Watch Marquette Today for future ERG announcements.