In 2013, I co-founded an Employee Resource Group at Hewlett-Packard Company. SHINE stands for Sisters Helping to Inspire and Nurture Excellence, and four years later was the largest group at both HP Enterprise and Micro Focus.
Each quarter we hosted a webinar on an inspiring topic, to guide women and those that support women to grow their skills and organizational resiliency. Our tenet was don’t wait for the world to change, learn the skills to be resilient in the face of inequity, and to gracefully accomplish your personal and professional mission.
Once a year, we hosted an in-person luncheon for employees and our partners with a key industry leader, as part of our company annual user conference. I’m grateful for the inspiration we co-created with others, and would love to work with more Employee Resource Groups in the future.