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.
Women investing in women to create an environment that celebrates their unique contributions, champions their professional and personal growth, and fosters experiences in which all women can thrive.
Women of Georgia Tech facilitates the well-being of female employees by offering networking, mentoring, and career development resources.
Women of Georgia Tech provides a network that supports the professional development of women, facilitates recruitment and retention, and works with senior management to address and provide feedback on matters of interest to female employees, including policy matters. Women of Georgia Tech’s activities also provide a forum to acknowledge the achievements of women at Georgia Tech and address their common workday challenges. It also serves as a support system on matters of interest unique to women in the workforce.
Women of Georgia Tech strives to:
- Provide a forum for discussions and the exchange of ideas on matters of interest to women at Georgia Tech;
- Provide a collective voice to the administration and the broader Georgia Tech community on matters of interest to female employees;
- Foster a greater sense of inclusion for female staff and faculty;
- Provide an opportunity for female staff and faculty – and their allies – to meet and connect personally and professionally;
- Promote an environment that supports the recruitment, retention, and professional growth and development of female employees
For 2021 Women's History Month, the Women of Georgia Tech ERG honored 52 women from across the Institute who were nominated by colleagues as part of the Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E. GT) campaign. Take a look at who made the list and don't hesitate to congratulate these outstanding women!
Current Leadership Team
- Executive Champion: Terry Blum, Director, Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Todd Munchak Chairholder Professor, Scheller College of Business
- Principal Empowerment Officer: Laura Pusateri, Employee Engagement Manager, Georgia Tech Human Resources
- Principal Staff/Faculty Liaison: Robyn Presley, Student Registration and Records Coordinator I, Registrar's Office
- Principal Staff/Faculty Liaison: Leslie Sharp, Dean, Library
- Recruitment and Retention Chair: Mitsuko Ito, Administrative Professional III, Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Employee Engagement Co-Chair: Dimetra Diggs-Butler, Academic Program Manager I, College of Computing
- Employee Engagement Co-Chair: Amy Duke, Research Administrative Manager, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
- Professional Development Co-Chair: Mary Lynn Realff, Associate Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
- Professional Development Co-Chair: Kim Paige, Educational Outreach Manager I, Biomedical Engineering
- Events and Logistics Chair: Crystal Rosser, Donor Relations Associate, Office of Development
- Communications and Marketing Chair: Shelley Wunder-Smith, Writer/Editor Senior, Industrial & Systems Engineering
- Advocacy Chair: Justina Jackson, Research Associate II, Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Inaugural Leadership Team
- Executive Champion: Terry Blum, Director, Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Tedd Munchak Chairholder Professor, Scheller College of Business
- Principal Empowerment Officer: Sandy Simpson, Director, Initiative Advancement, Administration and Finance
- Principal Staff/Faculty Liaison: LaJauna Ellis, Director of Operations, College of Engineering
- Recruitment and Retention Co-Chair: Renee Brown, Executive Assistant to EVP, Administration and Finance EVP
- Employee Engagement Co-Chair: Donna Castenell, Administrative Manager II, Institute Budget Planning
- Employee Engagement Co-Chair: Melissa Arceneaux, Financial Manager I, Business Services
- Professional Development Co-Chair: Mary Lynn Realff, Associate Professor, Material Sciences and Engineering
- Professional Development Co-Chair: Kirby Cuenca, Forensic Auditor, Internal Auditing
- Communications and Marketing Co-Chair: Lori Sundal, Chief of Staff, Enterprise Information Systems
- Communications and Marketing Co-Chair: Melissa Hall, Associate Director, Forensic Audits, Internal Auditing