Why ERG volunteer work is both important and masochistic

ERG roles can contribute to the fatigue/burnout that *every* underrepresented minority experiences at least once (and sometimes continually) in their lives

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Row of closely spaced unlit wooden matches next to two that are burning against a red background

Launching an ERG is a TON of work

You will run out of spoons

ERG volunteers usually get lots of praise, but no extra financial compensation for the work

People who rely on commission income or are committed to product release dates are horribly under-represented in ERGs

ERG work exposes you to many difficult conversations

So why do ERG work?

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Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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