• Welcome

    The Elevate's national signature event convenes Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders, champions and sponsors, as well as diversity advocates from major organizations to share and learn best practices in talent development and business development.

    This year’s ERG Summit theme is “Strategize: ERGs Shaping the Future of Leadership” and will be held at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla Hotel (San Diego, CA) on June 4 & 5, 2015.


    Beginning in 2014, Upward Synergy’s National ERG Summit is pleased to announce that it will be merging with the Elevate Forum. This merger with the Elevate Forum further strengthens our initiatives to provide global leadership and learning media.

    The Elevate Forum

    In partnership with University of California–San Diego, University of California–Riverside and California State University–Fullerton, this leadership event features over 20 senior executives sharing their best insights in Leadership Lightning Talks before an audience of leaders and over 60 executives. Our upcoming Elevate Forum will be on June 5, 2015 in La Jolla, CA.

    2015 National ERG Summit and Elevate Forum Speakers

    Past speakers from our National ERG Summit and Elevate Forum include the following:

    2014 National ERG Summit Speakers

    June 2014 Elevate Forum Speakers

    About Elevate

    UC Riverside and UC San Diego have partnered with CREW, operated by the Career Center at CSU Fullerton, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, to disseminate information on best practices to support Employee Resource Groups. ELEVATE is the hub for all ERGs. We synergize the collective knowledge, best practices and passion of ERGs across organizations. Our mission is to align Employee Resource Groups to augment their Organization’s business Return on Investment (ROI).

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    Best Companies for ERGs

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    2015 Sponsors


    Partners & Advisory Board

    2014 Sponsors






  • Advisory Board

    Companies of our founding Executive Advisory Board participants:
    • Ernst & Young
    • Farmers Insurance
    • McDonald’s
    • Northern Trust
    • Northrop Grumman
    • Raytheon
    • SAIC
    • State Farm
    • Tosoh America
    • Verizon
    • Wells Fargo