Giant Eagle’s Business Resource Groups help build an inclusive and diverse culture, which results in higher Team Member engagement, innovative thinking and better-informed business decisions. While their tactics and individual goals differ, all six Business Resource Groups share a few key functions: acquiring, developing and supporting diverse talent; influencing internal policies, and marketing and merchandising decisions related to consumer product and services; Team Member engagement and networking; and community strengthening and service.
In honor of Black History Month, we are thrilled to put the spotlight on our African American Business Resource Group!
The purpose of the African American Business Resource Group (AABRG) is to support the success of our African American Team Members. In order to accomplish this, we:
Explore and discuss work and social issues related to African Americans
Provide mentoring and relationship building for career development
Explore opportunities to seek out products and services that better support the Black community
Participate in activities that positively impact African American communities
The AABRG along with other Giant Eagle’s Business Resource Groups afford our leaders and Team Members the opportunity to connect and build networks that foster personal and professional growth. The African American Business Resource Group is open to all Team Members.
EmielLearning and Development Specialist & Vice President of the African American Business Resource Group
A few exciting happenings around the AABRG:
Giant Eagle’s African American Business Resource Group has been hard at work putting together countless opportunities for Team Members to develop themselves professionally, including sponsoring a chapter of Toastmasters ® in both Pittsburgh and Cleveland. By joining Toastmasters ® Team Members will gain the confidence to speak publicly and feel comfortable voicing their ideas and opinions in front of their peers.
Higher Achievement Career Day at Giant Eagle’s Headquarters
The AABRG is also an advocate for supporting our community. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the AABRG partnered with The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Education Partnership, Family House, and National Council of Jewish Women by providing an opportunity for Team Members to take advantage of a “Day of Service” in place of their typical work day.
The AABRG has also partnered with Higher Achievement, a Pittsburgh-based organization that works with middle school aged students to put them on the path to success. Each year Higher Achievement brings more than 50 students to our corporate campus for a “career day”. We have representatives from several departments speak to the students and then we give them the opportunity to do an activity related to that line of business. This event has been a huge success each year and we look forward to hosting them again this spring!