Originally recorded: June 21, 2022, 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Speaker: Matthew French (they/he)

While you’re celebrating Pride this June, make sure you are setting up your LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group(ERG) for year-round success. Matthew French, the founder of Awesomely Authentic, is joining us to discuss what best practices, tools and strategies you can use to make the most out of your LGBTQIA+ ERG.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to discuss the need for LGBTQIA+ ERGs with leadership.
  • How to choose your focus areas and set your goals.
  • How to brand your ERG.
  • How to recruit new members for your ERG.

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Webinar Speakers

Matthew French (They/He)

Matthew French (They/He) is the 90s nostalgic brain behind Awesomely Authentic, a motivational speaking org that focuses on training people’s hearts and minds. Awesomely Authentic’s goal is to have every “professional space”/job/company, etc. be representative of the folx who work there, allowing everyone to have the opportunity to show up as authentically as they want!

Matthew currently works and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he works his 9-5 remotely as a Learning Acceleration Facilitator for Shopify.

Prior to Shopify, Matthew worked at TextNow as a DEI Specialist and 8 years in Higher Education committed to Career Services and DEI work. Matthew has a Master of Arts degree in Lifespan and Digital Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Old Dominion University, where he still adjuncts on media and communication. His work has been highlighted in national career development associations, CNN Business, LGBTQ+ non-profits, and more!