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Spotlight on Henkel's ERGs

Spotlight on Henkel's ERGs

Published 10-07-22

Submitted by Henkel

Mariachi Arcoiris, the first LGBTQ+ Mariachi in the world
As a “kick-off” to Hispanic Heritage Month, the ¡Unidos! and PRIDE ERGs collaborated to host Mariachi Arcoiris, the first LGBTQ+ Mariachi in the world, at Henkel’s Culver City, CA location.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are an important part of company culture. They help build community and engage different perspectives with the goal of encouraging positive change within and outside of the company.

In our Spotlight on ERG series, learn about our 17 ERGs across Henkel North America with over 1,000 employees participating and helping us build an inclusive environment and spirit of belonging. Together we are advancing our DEI priorities.

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As a “kick-off” to Hispanic Heritage Month, the ¡Unidos! and PRIDE ERGs collaborated to host Mariachi Arcoiris, the first LGBTQ+ Mariachi in the world, at Henkel’s Culver City, CA location.

About ¡Unidos!

¡Unidos! is the Hispanic/Latinx ERG at Henkel. With a mission to give every Henkel employee the opportunity to connect and thrive by celebrating and harnessing the strength of the Hispanic/Latino community, ¡Unidos! offers opportunities to network and collaborate.

¡Unidos! means “together,” so it is fitting that our ¡Unidos! ERG shares Henkel’s belief that joining together to celebrate the richness of our cultures and contributions will lead to a stronger and more inclusive Henkel. ¡Unidos! facilitates personal growth opportunities that help build leadership skills, public speaking, project management and networking.

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The ¡Unidos! ERG organized an event about inclusive leadership for employees with Dr. Stephanie Johnson, Associate Professor, CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Dr. Johnson is the author of the national bestseller, Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams

"When we say ‘every Henkel employee,’ we truly mean every Henkel employee. As much as we are an ERG focused on the Latino/Hispanic community at Henkel, we make a concerted effort to draw in those outside these groups to engage with us. To learn from us and in turn, we learn from them too."

Guillermo Güereque, Senior Communications Manager, Digital & Integrated Marketing, JOICO and Communications Chair for ¡Unidos!

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Henkel recently held an ERG symposium, bringing together ERG leaders across Henkel North America. The event was an opportunity to network and plan for the future to strengthen DEI efforts. Here, ¡Unidos! ERG members pose with leaders from the Henkel North America executive team.


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About Henkel in North America
In North America, Henkel operates across its three business units: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care, and Laundry & Home Care. Its portfolio of well-known consumer and industrial brands includes Schwarzkopf® hair care, Dial® soaps, Right Guard® antiperspirants, Persil®, Purex®, and all® laundry detergents, Snuggle® fabric softeners as well as Loctite®, Technomelt® and Bonderite® adhesives. With sales of around 6 billion US dollars (5 billion euros) in 2019, North America accounts for 26 percent of the company’s global sales. Henkel employs approximately 9,000 people across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit, and on Twitter @Henkel_NA.

About Henkel
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit

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