Intuit Employee Resource Groups
We must invest in our relationships, build trust and find common ground with our colleagues. ERGs are an important part of our Diversity and Inclusion program.
There are five reasons we invest in ERGs:
- Build professional networks
- Invest in professional development
- Act as a listening post for employee sentiment and as an educator across the company
- Give back to our communities through volunteerism
- Act as a resource for our businesses including product insights and talent attraction
We have a robust and structured process for establishing and maintaining ERGs. New ERGs are approved by the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and asked to present charters, accomplishments and plans annually. Each ERG has an executive sponsor, one or two global leaders and chapter leaders by site. Not all sites have all ERGs. Chapters are formed based on local interest.
Our Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader provides structure and process by interviewing potential ERG leaders, facilitating monthly meetings to enable cross network partnerships within the ERG communities to foster enrichment.
Our first ERG was the Intuit Women's Network, established in 2003. Since then we have built 11 to date, with the latest being our Intuit Abilities Network. We also feature a couple of faith-based ERGs. For a listing of all the ERGs refer to https://www.intuit.com/company/corporate-responsibility/diversity/
At FY end, approximately 1700 (~19% of) employees are members of at least one ERG and 20 new chapters were added, expanding presence and connections.
We are proud of the passion and dedication from our employees involved in ERGs. Some highlights of this past fiscal year include:
- African Ancestry Network paitnered with Tech Spark to conduct STEM/coding workshop in Mississauga for children of employees. 28 budding engineers and designers - as young as six-years-old - joined the Intuit team for the week-long program.
- Latinos Network was instrumental in the launch of QBO Mexico - provided testing, customer service, and support.
- Pride Network paitnered with the Benefits team and expanded domestic partner benefits in Bangalore - Intuit was the first company to do this in India. They also engaged the Intuit CEO in issues and influenced federal legislation (transgender rights, transgender military ban, etc)
Our dedication to Diversity and Inclusion is reflected in our continued high survey rankings. In 2019, Intuit ranked No. 1 on Comparably's Best CEO for Diversity list, No. 14 on the Best CEO for Women list and No. 16 on the large U.S. companies with the best leadership team list.
At Intuit, we bring our whole self to work. Inclusivity is more than just a seat at the table - it's about integrating & valuing everyone's voice.