The ABCs of ERGs and BRGs

Recorded On: 11/01/2023

If your firm is in the beginning stages of starting an Employee Resource Group, this learning session is for you! Find out how to create impactful and influential networks that drive change within your organization by hearing from industry firms in different stages of their ERG/RBG journeys about the most effective ways to:

  • Build new employee networks
  • Avoid struggles and pitfalls
  • Employ resources needed to ensure success and sustainability
  • Engage senior leadership
  • Gather and communicate feedback
  • Mobilize employee participation
  • Measure success and impact

Learning Objectives:

  • Build a structure for success and organizational buy-in
  • Attract maximum participation and engagement
  • Evolve ERGs/BRGs into influential change agents    

This program is sponsored by Diversity Project North America's Next Practices Committee:



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CPEs Earned: 1 

CPE Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

Advanced Preparation: None 

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Meagan Polidoro (Moderator)

Compliance Associate

Calamos Investments

Meagan Polidoro is a Compliance Associate at Calamos Investments. As a member of the firm’s DEI Committee, Meagan is heavily involved in the firm’s DEI initiatives. In addition to FINRA Series 7 & 24 licenses, Meagan holds a B.S. from Illinois State University and has more than five years of finance industry experience. Meagan was recognized as a 2023 DPNA Rising Star Recipient.

Anthony Almanzar

Program Manager, SSGA Technology & Transformation

State Street Global Advisors

Anthony joined State Street in 2015 as an Information Security Risk Analyst and more recently held a variety of roles in Identify & Access Management as a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Solutions Analyst within Corporate Information Security and Business Risk Intelligence and Operations Manager for State Street Global Markets. Anthony is currently a Program Manager for SSGA Technology & Transformation. He is responsible for driving, planning, and governance of prioritized technology deliverables across multiple applications, in support of new commercial/business growth mandates.

Anthony is currently the Chair of the Latin American Professionals Group (LAPG) and represents State Street in various external engagements and professional conventions. He is currently an active workstream member of Action #8 from the 10 Actions Against Racial & Inequality. Anthony is an advisory board member for Fisher College and the Boston Chapter of TecHire. Additionally, Anthony is a recipient of the 2022 Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Awards by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). In 2023 Anthony was appointed to be the Director of Financial Literacy for the Boston chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and a committee member of the Diversity Project for Nicsa.

Rosa Licea-Mailloux

Vice President and Head of Compliance, Americas, MFS Investment Management

Rosa Licea-Mailloux is a vice president and head of compliance, Americas, at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). She is also the chief compliance officer of the MFS Funds. In this role, she oversees all aspects of compliance for MFS investment products distributed throughout the Americas, collaborating with various groups across MFS to ensure all regulatory requirements are met and adhered to across the firm's various distribution channels. 

Rosa joined MFS in 2018 as a director of corporate compliance and was named to her current role in 2022. Previously, she worked at Natixis Investment Managers for over 14 years, holding several roles in the firm’s legal and compliance groups, including chief compliance officer for the Loomis Sayles Funds, Natixis Funds and Natixis ETFs and senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Natixis Investment Managers – US Distribution. She began her career in financial services in 2001 as a compliance specialist with Putnam Investments. 

Rosa earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and economics from Boston University, a Juris Doctor degree from the Northeastern University School of Law and an MBA from UNC KenanFlagler Business School. She is an adjunct professor of financial sector compliance and corporate counsel risk management at New England Law | Boston.

Susie Morris

Vice President, Co-Head of Internal Sales

American Century Investments

Susie Morris is a trusted and well-respected sales leader with decades of diverse financial services sales experience internally and externally. Skilled in all aspects of sales leadership including motivating staff, evaluating resources, and streamlining processes, Susie has been responsible for the performance and productivity of sales teams and new corporate initiatives.

Susie is currently Vice President, Co-Head of Internal Sales for American Century Investments. This role entails leading teams that focus on building relationships and partnering with wealth management clients. Previously, Susie was responsible for teams focused on innovation, new initiatives and helping to create efficient processes within the sales teams including ETF Sales Specialists, Division Strategists, and Investment Analysis Specialist roles. Susie was also on the Global Leadership team for Accelerate, our women’s BRG and also served a co-founder and co- leader of this group. She is also responsible for co-leading sponsorships for Women in ETFs and is a volunteer and member of the NICSA Diversity Project North America Next Practices Commtitee.

Susie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Marketing Emphasis from Kansas State University. She holds securities licenses 7, 24, and 63. She earned her CIMA® from the University of Chicago and the C(k)P® from the UCLA Anderson School of Business. Susie is knowledgeable in investment solutions including ETFs, mutual funds, collective investment trusts, 529s, Retirement Plans, separate accounts, and alternative investments.


The ABCs of ERGs: Creating & Evolving Employee Resource Groups
Recorded 11/01/2023  |  60 minutes
Recorded 11/01/2023  |  60 minutes
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