The Emerging Entrepreneurs Rising through Growth and Education (EmERGE) ERG at Henkel North America seeks to drive positive change and foster an inclusive culture through networking, personal growth, and educational opportunities. The ERG focuses on inspiring emerging talent to tap into their entrepreneurial spirit and engage as pioneers for good, while creating new opportunities for Henkel. EmERGE embraces all types of diversity and abilities to create an engaging environment where individuals can flourish.
Creating that environment starts with establishing a sense of community and connections through activities they organize inside and outside the workplace. One of the ways EmERGE achieves this is by hosting an annual spring picnic for employees and their families to spend quality time with each other. Another is coming up this summer, when the ERG is organizing a fourth anniversary celebration to recognize achievements to date, encourage more people to join, and collaborate on a fun learning event. Since education is core to their mission, as part of their fourth anniversary this year, the ERG is partnering with the R&D team to organize a Kids Science Day where employees and their children will be invited to Henkel’s Madison Heights, MI facility to learn about science and Henkel innovation.