Save the date!
The leadership from every Washington State Business Resource Group (BRG) and the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) are holding a joint virtual gathering the from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.
The purpose of this event is to:
- Promote intersectional allyship by:
- Sharing about each group,
- Developing an understanding of different ways to be an active ally, and
- Opening space for members to connect with other communities on a human level.
- Provide attendees with actionable avenues to be an effective ally for different communities.
- Unify and prepare all communities to collaborate to achieve shared goals.
Further details on how to register and attend this free event will be coming soon.
If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact DIN@ofm.wa.gov right away.
“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” -Audre Lorde
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!