Registration is now open for the ICSEW-BRG Joint Allyship Gathering

You’re Invited!

BRG-ICSEW Allyship Gathering: Lifting Every Voice

Join Washington State’s Business Resource Groups (BRGS) and the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) for an interactive, virtual gathering on intersectional allyship!

Register early here: 

BRG-ICSEW Allyship Gathering: Lifting Every Voice

The gathering takes place on 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Special Instructions: Please add your BRG(s) name after your last name so we can track representation from each BRG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

The purpose of this event is to:

1. Promote Intersectional Allyship by:

  • Sharing about each group
  • Developing an understanding of different to be an active ally
  • Opening space for members to connect with other communities on a human level

2. Provide attendees with actionable avenues to be an effective ally for different communities

3. Unify and prepare all communities to collaborate to achieve shared goals

If you need special accommodations to attend this event, contact DIN@ofm.wa.gov.

 Thank you and hope to see you at the gathering!

 

April is Diversity Month: A Message from Your State Business Resource Groups

“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” -Audre Lorde 

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Washington State’s six Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are excited to present the following message in celebration of Diversity Month.

During Diversity Month, the business resource groups wish to generate awareness about the intersectionality of characteristics that make us unique and the need to demonstrate appreciation for each human being we encounter.  This month, we encourage you to create space for courageous conversations about identity and to learn more about someone who appears to have a different cultural background or experience from your own. Some ways to learn include: engaging in open dialogue, reading a book, watching a movie or video clip and more, all with an open and empathetic heart.

Statewide BRGs unite employees who identify with common backgrounds with allies under shared values and goals. All BRGs have a mission and goals outlined in their charters and bylaws. BRGs contribute to an overall statewide business strategy in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a respectful workplace.  Each BRG member brings unique knowledge and perspective, making them an asset to our state business needs, helping Washington move closer to being the employer of choice.

Visit the Office of Financial Management’s website or select the links below to learn more about each BRG.

Thank you for choosing to be a public servant for the people of Washington State!