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As ERG Lead Coach for IHG Hotels & Resorts, Emma drives ERG strategic planning, lobbying for budgets, and developing group leaders. She partners with HR to ensure all groups align strategically to the business and are resourced to serve ethnically diverse and other under-served colleague groups. She identifies and assesses under-served groups to create new ERG programming and resources, recruiting new executive-level ERG sponsors. Engaged with community efforts to advocate for civil and human rights, and as an engaged and active ally to the multiple diverse colleague populations at IHG, Emma chooses to lead colleague-driven efforts to create a more inclusive culture at IHG. She serves as a member of IHG’s Americas DE&I Board. As a member of IHG’s Global Commercial & Technology team, Emma recognizes that more diverse organizations make better decisions, achieve greater success more quickly, and positively impact the communities they’re part of.