EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion to Drive Success
We embrace the exchange of ideas, incorporate diverse perspectives into our work, and foster an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and respected.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) play a crucial role in advancing a more diverse and inclusive culture by connecting colleagues with shared backgrounds and interests. We rely on their skills, insights and experiences to improve our hiring, retention and workforce development efforts, ultimately enhancing the employee experience. Our ERG community is composed of members of our 11 ERGs and the allies who support them. Membership is open to all CME Group employees around the globe.
Recent ERG Celebrations
DAWN - Differently Abled Workforce Network
Celebrating Black History Month with BOLD
Women's History Month with WIN & WIT
"Employee Resource Groups are a core component of our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy at CME Group. Our ERGs foster an inclusive culture, provide an environment of belonging, and extend various opportunities to help careers advance."
Julie Winkler, Client Development and Research, Executive Sponsor of ERGs and D&I Council Executive Committee Member
"I'm so proud to be a part of the LAUNCH Board, planning events to support new and existing employees develop their careers and industry knowledge. It has been incredibly rewarding and enriched my own employee experience too!"
Michal Bussi, Corporate Compliance, London, LAUNCH Board Member and D&I Council Member
"I started my CME Group career as an intern, so mentoring has always been really important to me. Through CME Mentoring, I was paired with a senior leader from the HR Division and the exposure I gained helped me move into a new role within HR a few months after the pilot ended and I couldn't be happier."
Colleen Smith, Professional Development, Chicago, PRIDE Board Member
"Being part of the CAN Board has allowed me to think differently, get creative planning enriching and educational events, and connect with many colleagues that I otherwise wouldn't come across. It's been a wonderful experience and a very welcome addition to my CME Group work-life."
Sachin Patel, Metals Business Line, Singapore, CAN Board Member
Learn about our 11 ERGs
WOMEN'S INITIATIVE NETWORK (2012)
WIN is a community supporting women of all titles, ages and geographic locations that offers support, guidance, direction and networking.
LAUNCH supports employees who are early in their career, new to CME Group or the derivatives industry or who have a general interest in meeting others.
SUSTAIN & ENHANCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL DIRECTION (2014)
SEED advocates for greater environmental sustainability within CME Group, helps promote our corporate social responsibility efforts and seeks ways to better manage the company's sustainability risk.
SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS (2015)
SERVE provides a forum for military veterans and service members to build relationships, explore professional development opportunities and promote education around topics affecting veterans
PROMOTING RIGHTS, INCLUSION, DIVERSITY & EQUALITY (2015)
PRIDE focuses on LGBTQ+ topics, helping to ensure that CME Group is at the forefront of recognizing, retaining and providing for its entire diverse workforce.
BLACK ORGANIZATION FOR LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT (2016)
BOLD strives to advance development, leadership and career opportunities for Black employees and employees of African heritage by providing a network and support system to enable success for themselves, their company and the community.
HISPANICS ORGANIZING FOR LEADERSHIP AND ACHIEVEMENT (2016)
HOLA provides a platform for the Latino and Hispanic community to contribute to the success of CME Group through leadership, development, and networking opportunities
FULFILLMENT, LIFESTYLE, OPENNESS & WELLNESS (2019)
FLOW supports employees' health, happiness and self-worth. The group unites employees who share a mutual passion for and interest in health and well-being.
CONNECTING ASIA NETWORK (2020)
CAN creates a platform for employees across regions to connect, contribute and network. The group encourages efforts to diversify our employee base, in addition to promoting education around Asian culture and heritage and the role APAC plays in our global business.
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY (2020)
WIT is a community supporting female information technology employees, helping them further develop their careers at the company and network with colleagues of similar interests - professionally and personally.
DIFFERENTLY ABLED WORKFORCE NETWORK (2022)
DAWN is focused on providing support and awareness for CME Group colleagues, family and friends living with diverse physical and mental abilities and serves to promote CME Group's diversity and inclusion efforts by increasing awareness and support for persons with disabilities.