Tomas Flier, Google’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead, will deliver a keynote presentation at the 2nd annual National Faith@Work ERG Conference, Feb. 9-11, 2021 hosted by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF) and the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
“We are excited to hear from Mr. Flier how religious inclusion benefits not only Google’s global workforce but also all of us who rely on the many innovative products and services provided by Google every day,” said Brian Grim, RFBF President.
“Connection to one another and to our wider communities is an essential part of our wellbeing, and technology can help bridge physical distance and bring us together,” in How your faith community can come together online, by Kirk Perry, President, Global Client and Agency Solutions, Executive Sponsor of Google Inter Belief Network.
At Google there are currently 16 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with more than 250 chapters globally – providing community, personal and professional development opportunities for Googlers from underrepresented communities. Google’s Inter Belief Network (IBN) aims to create a culture of inclusion, tolerance, and mutual understanding at Google for a diversity of beliefs, where Googlers of all beliefs feel welcome, included, and supported.
IBN also works to ensure that the voices of belief-based communities are represented in Google’s products. IBN consists of multiple member chapters representing specific communities of interest, including but not limited to: Buddhists, Christians, Jewglers, Muslims.
The conference – to be held virtually – brings together representatives of Fortune 500 companies who are members of faith-and-belief employee resource groups (ERGs). It also is a national convening point for workplace chaplains and corporate leaders interested in ethical leadership in the tech age of AI.
The 2021 conference theme is Authenticity & Connection, which is kicked off today by a discussion-starting blog by Kent Johnson, RFBF Senior Corporate Advisor. Join the discussion online today via our LinkedIn or Facebook page.
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