The best way to start is at the beginning. Not just the moment we created Joyn, but all the moments that taught us firsthand what it’s like to build and manage a community of our own.
The beginning 🏁
We founded a mental health Employee Resource Group (ERG) in 2019. Our goal was simple: create a community of support for any employees facing mental or physical challenges. While our goal was straightforward, achieving it wasn’t. Even with support from our organization, we often felt like we were starting from scratch when it came to how to structure our ERG, managing our budget, finding speakers, measuring impact and, maybe most challenging, how to find the time to do all of these things.
We came from an organization and culture that very much valued Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We also saw the positive impact ERGs had on our employees, yet having that impact at scale to meaningfully move retention and belonging forward remained a struggle. We saw the struggle, we felt the struggle, and now we are building a platform that resolves that struggle for others.
We want to maximize the impact ERGs have and, as a result, make belonging integral to company cultures without the risk of burning ERG leaders out.
Hi, we’re Joyn 👋
We are a platform inspired by and created for ERG leaders and their communities. We provide the tools and resources to build, engage, and grow employee-led communities to move meaningful metrics in belonging, sentiment, and retention. We focus on three stages of managing and growing your community:
Whether you’re just starting or already on the journey, we help you navigate the building of your community: from leadership buy-in to structuring your community.
Templates and guides
Effectively engage your community by tapping into our tools to find and manage events, manage your budgets, create meaningful connections, and drive change from within.
Platform Integrations (e.g. Slack, Google Calendar)
Customized 1:1 Peer Matching
Change Management Resources (e.g. new benefit proposal)
Go beyond your workplace by connecting with community leaders and members of other companies. Learn from each other and make meaningful connections.
Cross-Company ERG community
Cross-Company ERG crowdsourced marketplace of vetted events, speakers, resources
Cross-Company Event collaboration to host events together
Join us 🦄
We believe in the power of community and we believe that ERG leaders are going above and beyond to foster a sense of belonging for their communities. We know how important you are, we understand how challenging doing the work you do can be, and we are here to support you.