African American ERG's purpose is to connect, engage and empower African American employees and their allies through personal & professional development and community engagement. We aim to promote diversity, embrace all African American heritage and bridge the gap between Hennepin County and the African American community throughout the metropolitan area.
A resource for personal and professional development opportunities for Asian employees and their allies, embraces all Asian heritage, and aims to serve as a bridge between Hennepin County and the many Asian and Asian-American communities the County serves.
The Caregivers ERG mission is to support and strengthen Hennepin County culture as it pertains to employee caregivers and allies and to address issues impacting county employees related to caregiver responsibilities and obligations.
The Indigenous ERG fosters a supportive network for Hennepin County employees who identify as Indigenous and their allies and serves as a resource providing personal and professional development opportunities for Native employees throughout Hennepin County. They aim to promote diversity, embrace all indigenous heritage, and to connect the county with the diverse indigenous community.
Interfaith and Spirituality
The Interfaith and Spirituality ERG seeks to support and affirm spiritual practices of employees and residents of the county. The group welcomes people of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds, as well as non-religious, agnostic, and atheist allies.
Lean in Hennepin
Seeks to raise awareness of gender differences in the workplace, provide professional development opportunities, and provide a safe, supportive environment that encourages both women and men equally to realize their full potential at work and in life.
LGBTQIA ERG seeks to support and affirm the full expression of LBGTQIA employees and residents of the county. It serves as a resource providing personal and professional development opportunities for LBGTQIA employees throughout Hennepin County, and sets goals to make “bringing the whole self” to work possible. The ERG welcomes people anywhere on the LGBTQIA spectrum, as well as allies.
Envisions a workplace "in which all younger workers identifying with the Millennial generation feel connected, empowered, and valued, and [whose] unique perspectives, skills, and experiences… are reflected by Hennepin County as an employer, service provider, and government agency."
The Pathways ERG provides personal and career development and networking opportunities for graduates of the Hennepin County Pathways Programs and their allies through community outreach and engagement. The group seeks to improve the Pathways employees' experiences as they onboard and transition into the Hennepin County workforce.
People of Color (POC)
Supports, engages and promotes the county's core values and works with county leadership to ensure equitable outcomes of the core values for all Hennepin County employees.
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Meets to address the needs of gender variant employees, to recommend improvements in serving gender variant customers, and to broaden a network of allies through education. They envision a working environment in which employees and customers feel their gender identities are valued and supported.
Supports the integration of veteran status employees into the Hennepin County workforce by providing the support and mentorship of peers and allies, thus enhancing their employee experience and development.
Women in STEM
Strives is to attract, engage, advance, and retain women and their allies in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Hennepin County by creating opportunities to learn, network and grow.