Google’s Inter Belief Network (IBN)
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 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, Hindus, Jewglers, and Muslims. IBN also has an interfaith chapter.
Also see Google blog, How your faith community can come together online, by Kirk Perry President, Global Client and Agency Solutions, and Executive Sponsor of Google Inter Belief Network.
Tomas Flier, Google’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead, introduced the above Overview of the Inter Belief Network (IBN) video during his 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. In Flier’s keynote, he told the story of how building a culture of belonging for all at Google includes religious inclusion. (Also see feature story by Mya Jaradat, reporting on Flier’s keynote.)
Naomi Kraus, an IBN co-founder, introduced the Google Holiday Experiences video at the 3rd annual National Faith@Work ERG Conference, May 23-25, 2022, also hosted by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF) and the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.