Dedicating your time to ERGs and lessons learned from leading communities at work with Cherita Washington

In this episode, we talk to Cherita Washington, MBA, a Global DEI Strategist, and a consultant for executive leadership. She graduated from Lincoln University of Missouri with her undergrad in Journalism (2010) and MBA in Public Administration. She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. At her current company, Cherita is the global co-president for the ERG supporting Black employees.


In this episode, we discuss:


  • Why Cherita decided to dedicate her time to ERGS and why others should do the same
  • Launching and running a new ERG for black women and lessons learned along the way
  • Advice for people on how to get support in launching ERGs at their companies


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More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:


Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 


Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.


This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.


Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.


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