Here at BARK, we’re always looking for opportunities to make people feel connected to each other on an individual level as well as to BARK culturally. (In addition to our overwhelming obsession of dogs, of course.) One of the ways we try to foster a diverse and inclusive work culture is through our Employee Resource Groups, aka ERGs. ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that are made up of a community of team members with shared identities or experiences. Our ERGs are dedicated to upholding the pillars of DEI programming, which in our case focuses on recruiting, advocacy, education, and retention. Our ERGs are open to all BARK locations and employees, and everyone is encouraged to join one (or many) as a member of the community or as an ally. Below are overviews of the BARK ERGs and some of the recent programming they’ve put on for the company!