affinity group


Definition of affinity group

: a group of people having a common interest or goal or acting together for a specific purpose (as for a chartered tour)

Examples of affinity group in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During his time with North Clackamas School District, Nicodemus, 47, helped found an affinity group for teachers of color and establish Black student unions at two middle schools. oregonlive, "Washington County elects 1st Black commissioner, other communities also mark firsts, increase diversity," 6 Nov. 2020 Does the account present itself as an affinity group but without a clear mention of a person or organization running the group? Suhauna Hussain Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "How to spot fake social media accounts and internet trolls," 3 Nov. 2020 The intertribal All Nations Singers are in front, then the folks carrying sacred eagle staffs, then tribal flag bearers, then the bannermen from a range of affinity groups. Washington Post, "Some Native Americans are taking on the Thanksgiving myth — by pushing for a more inclusive understanding of the past," 28 Nov. 2019 The program, held in advance of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, was put on by FedEx Express' military veterans network affinity group. NBC News, "Obscure unit of black women kept mail flowing to WWII troops," 4 Dec. 2019 Consider attending an affinity group related to your interests, especially if those interests differ from your current career. Dear Sam | Expert Resume, oregonlive, "How to create a networking plan that works," 4 Oct. 2019 Soon, Helayne started an LGBTQ affinity group at Montgomery County High School. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "As More States Require Schools to Teach LGBTQ History, Resources for Teachers Expand," 13 Dec. 2019 It is led by an employee affinity group—dubbed Hula—focused on women and their allies, and this quarter 42 percent of the Hulu employees who volunteered to participate in it as mentors are men. Ed Frauenheim, Fortune, "How the Best Workplaces Are Working Toward Better Gender Fairness," 19 Sep. 2019 Source networking opportunities through professional associations, affinity groups, organized meetups, and by simply asking targeted contacts to have coffee! Dear Sam | Expert Resume, oregonlive, "How do I expand my network?," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of affinity group

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Affinity group.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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