The role of ERG leader brings challenges like any other role in the business or personal life. The main challenges include:

  • The low number of people who want to join an ERG to actively participate and make things happen
  • Members engagement and an ability to successfully motivate members
  • The workload of ERG members in their business role if a percentage of their job is not allocated to their work in the ERG
  • ERG leader’s burnout if their role is not properly supported, compensated, and recognized

Some of those challenges are in the area of the influence of an ERG Leader. Others, for example, the workload of ERG members or the lack of support and recognition from the organization, are mostly not and need to be addressed on the organizational level.