Berkeley Lab

“Enabling Inclusion Through Mindfulness” Talk on May 16 by Former Google Director Peter Weng

Peter Weng TalkPeter Weng, from the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and a former director at Google, will give a labwide talk on Monday, May 16th from 12:00-1:00 pm in the B50 Auditorium.  He will discuss how unconscious biases and automatic responses stemming from biases can be barriers to an inclusive environment.  By demonstrating practices of mindfulness to increase self-awareness, Weng will discuss how it is possible to see our reactions more clearly and surface automatic responses to stimuli.  The talk will explore aspects of how a mindfulness practice can be applied to recognize biased responses and enhance emotional intelligence.  There will also be a short examination of some of the scientific studies on the impact of mindfulness.

Peter Weng is the vice president of sales and marketing for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) and is also a Search Inside Yourself teacher.  Previously, Peter was a director at Google and led various organizations including global search quality evaluation as well as online sales and operations for Greater China. Prior to joining Google, Peter worked at Dell in sales, operations and marketing roles in the United States, Europe and Asia. Peter also held sales management and engineering positions with Rohm and Haas and Argo Scientific.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has worked on mindfulness and meditation programs in various settings including corporations and prisons. Peter serves on the board of Insight Santa Cruz and is also involved in work supporting wildlife conservation and sustainable transportation.

The event is sponsored by Berkeley Lab’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.  If you have any questions, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office at  Live streaming will be available at:

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To view a video recording of the talk, click here.

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