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The Power of Employee Resource Groups in Driving DEI Efforts

Posted by Podwiz | Aug 2, 2022 3:00:00 AM

In today’s episode, Deanna Singh sits with Tammy Garnes Mata, Valley National Bank’s Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and leads the development and delivery and communication of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. They take on the topic of associate resource groups and how it helps organizations connect with its members to help them build relationships, understand their work, and create awareness on DEI, particularly those who were historically marginalized. They also take on Valley National Bank’s governance structure and how Tammy utilizes it to connect with their employees. 




  • What are Associate Resource Groups
  • Impact of ARGs
  • Internal Cross-Bridges of Opportunities 
  • Missed Opportunities in Existing Pool of Employees
  • Using ARGs for Internal Talent Pipeline 
  • Tammy’s Governance Structure
  • How the Framework Brings People In
  • What Brings Tammy Joy 



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