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Barbara Phillips to Discuss Google’s Growing Inter Belief Network (IBN)

21 Jan, 2022

Thursday, Feb. 3rd, 12:00-12:30 pm ET / 9:00-9:30 am PT

Join us to hear from Google’s Barbara Phillips* about the pathbreaking work of their Inter Belief Network (IBN). Could this be a model of religious inclusion for your company?

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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.

Of these ERGs, 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 aims 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, and Muslims. IBN also has an interfaith chapter.

* Barbara Phillips is a Founding Member & Global Chair of Google’s Inter Belief Network (IBN), Co-Lead of the Google Christian Fellowship chapter (GCF), and Economics Business Partner to Google’s Chief Economist. Barbara is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She seeks to strengthen employee relations, broaden product inclusion, and amplify the inclusive space by focusing on education, equity, and allyship.