Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are proven initiatives that increase engagement, retention, and development of diverse talent. Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement offers six ERGs to build community and ensure that employees experience a greater sense of belonging. These voluntary employee associations, organized around common dimensions of diversity, have been designed to offer forums where employees can enhance their employment experience.
PRIDE builds a supportive and affirming atmosphere for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and asexual (LGBTQIA) employees and allies.
PRIDE provides a network that supports the professional development of LGBTQIA employees; facilitates recruitment and retention; builds community among LGBTQIA employees; and works with senior management to develop policies and practices that positively impact LGBTQIA people at Georgia Tech.
- Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent – Supports recruitment efforts to attract diverse candidates and implements work-life support activities to retain them.
- Engaging the Workforce – Fosters camaraderie and community building and creates spaces where employees’ voices are welcome.
- Developing Talent – Offers leadership, career development, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
- Advocacy - Presents a collective voice to the administration and the broader Institute on matters of interest to its members and allies.
- Equity & Inclusion - foster community and belonging among members who sit at the intersection of LGBTQIA identity and race, class, ability, faith, etc.
- Foster a greater sense of belonging for its members
- Provide a forum for discussions and the exchange of ideas on matters of interest to the LGBTQIA community at Georgia Tech;
- Present a collective voice to the administration and the broader Institute on matters of interest to its members and allies
- Support the recruitment, retention, and professional development of LGBTQIA employees at Georgia Tech
- Celebrate the professional, social, and cultural contributions of its members
- Create opportunities for its members and allies to connect personally and professionally
- Sponsor activities and programs relating to LGBTQIA identities and issues that empower, educate, and unify the campus community
- Present a visible LGBTQIA presence at Georgia Tech
Current Leadership Team
- Principal Empowerment Officer: Tegra Myanna (they/them), Director for the LGBTQIA Resource Center
- Employee Engagement Chair: Ashton Bettis (she/her), Coordinator for Grand Challenges
- Equity and Access Chair: Marina Martin (she/her), Residence Hall Director
- Professional Development Chair: VACANT
- Recruitment and Retention Chair: Chris Ruiz (he/him), Area Manager, Housing
- Communications Team: Asthon Bettis and Tegra Myanna
Inaugural Leadership Team
- Executive Champion: Dr. Steve Salbu, Dean, Scheller College of Business
- Principal Empowerment Officer: Stephanie Ray, Associate Dean of Students/Director of Diversity Programs
- Principal Staff/Faculty Liaison: Bruce Henson, Associate Dean of Libraries, Research and Learning Services
- Principal Staff/Faculty Liaison: Anne Pollock, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Culture, Ivan Allen College
- Recruitment and Retention Co-Chair: Danny Ingram, Technical Analyst, Enterprise OIT Information Services
- Employee Engagement Co-Chair: Marty Fink, Brittain Fellow, Ivan Allen College
- Professional Development Co-Chair: Kari White, Academic Advisor, Leadership Education Program
- Communications and Marketing Co-Chair: Steven Norris, Communications Officer, Institute Communications