Prior to the creation of employee resource groups (ERGs) at Nielsen, associates of diverse backgrounds had no official way to connect with one another across markets. SABLE (Sustaining Active Black Leadership and Empowerment) was one of the company’s first ERGs established to fill that void—specifically bringing together African-American associates from across the U.S.
This year, SABLE celebrates its 10th anniversary. And what started as monthly phone calls has evolved into much more. During the past decade, hundreds of SABLE members have created and participated in internal leadership development programs, networking engagement opportunities with other corporations and Diverse Intelligence Series events for clients.
Current SABLE executive sponsor, Don Lowery, Senior Vice President, Community Engagements, recently spoke with SABLE’s first executive sponsor Cheryl Grace, Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, about SABLE’s 10-year journey.