Blacks Employee Resource Group
The Blacks Employee Resource Group (ERG) is an affinity group created by the partnership of two
Employee Networks (EN)—Africans at Microsoft and Blacks at Microsoft—to advance Microsoft’s global diversity strategy. While each EN maintains its unique focus and initiatives, their collaboration as the Blacks ERG is dedicated to the interests of employees who self-identify as Black, African, African-American, West Indian, or of African descent.
The Blacks ERG is committed to actively contributing to the growth and development of local and international communities, with a particular focus on educating youth and exposing them to emerging technologies and career opportunities in the information technology industry. Additionally, the group supports initiatives related to technology that advance African prospects, by promoting cultural diversity, and by providing a forum for communicating within and outside Microsoft.
Facts about the Africans at Microsoft Employee Network
- Founded in 2003
- Consists of more than 200 members worldwide
- Members are located at Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington; throughout the United States; and in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa