ERGs at Guidewire: Generating Visibility with ABLE
At Guidewire, we have a whole host of employee resource groups for colleagues to get involved with. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led groups made up of volunteer individuals who represent common interests, experiences, backgrounds, or demographics (e.g. race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, military status, religion, abilities, age, etc.). Today's blog gives us an insight into the inception and launch of our newest ERG, ABLE (also referred to as ABLEguide).
What is ABLE?
ABLE is the latest ERG at Guidewire. ABLEguide seeks to help employees with visible or invisible disabilities, caretakers or those who want to be an ally.
“Our mission is to advocate awareness and inclusion for people with disabilities or mental health concerns at Guidewire. It is also our mission to provide a safe space to enable people with visible or invisible disabilities, supported by allies, to articulate their stories to be heard and understood.”
Feeling Seen with ABLE
As part of Guidewire’s evolving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey, our ERGs have been a critical and tangible way to create an inclusive community driven directly by our employees. The recent global pandemic heightened awareness for all of us on the importance of creating a safe space for discussing mental health concerns and supporting each other as a group. Creating ABLEguide reflects a global commitment at Guidewire to open and honest dialogue around mental health and support. As ABLE grows, it is our intent that Guidewire will welcome, accommodate, and retain people with visible or invisible disabilities, giving current and future employees a more meaningful connection in the Guidewire community.
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