Berkeley Lab

Seeking Nominations for Honorees at “Women @ The Lab” 2018 Event

In an effort to continue DOE’s Women @ Energy initiative here at Berkeley Lab, our Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Office are excited to host the third “Women @ The Lab” event in June 2018 (date and time TBD) at the Berkeley Lab B50 Auditorium.

The Women @ The Lab events in 2013 and 2015 showcased some of our accomplished employees at Berkeley Lab. These women shared profiles and stories, including what inspired them to work in STEM, what excites them about their work at the Lab, and their ideas for getting more underrepresented groups engaged in STEM.

This year, we are seeking nominations for talented and dedicated women employees across Berkeley Lab whose contributions and achievements to the Lab’s mission merit recognition. Nominations are accepted for women employees across the categories below, and self-nominations will also be accepted. The nomination period is open from now until Friday, March 9, 2018Click here to complete form.

Categories for nominations for Women @ The Lab 2018:

  • Early Career Scientists or Engineers (< 10 years after Ph.D.)
  • Mid-Career Scientist or Engineers (> 10 years after Ph.D.)
  • Senior Scientists or Engineers
  • Operations/Administrative Professional
  • Technical Staff

Selection Criteria:

Criteria for selection from the nominations may include examples of the following:

  • Scientific/Professional Achievements
  • Leadership and Professional Community Service
  • Mentorship
  • Commitment to Outreach and Science Communication

We are looking for accomplished women who aside from their scientific/professional achievements also serve their community (scientific and local) and help grow the next generation of scientists/engineers.


All women employees of Berkeley Lab are eligible for nomination to be recognized at our Women @ The Lab event. Former employees who retired within the last year are eligible for nominations; however, preference will be given to current Lab staff members. We are aiming for 1-2 awards per category. Former Women @ The Lab honorees (2013 and 2015) are not eligible. Click here to view past honorees from 2013 and 2015.

Nomination Process:

Complete and submit the Women @ The Lab nomination form. Click here to complete.

Review Committee:

Nominations will be reviewed by members of the Women Scientists and Engineers Council. WSEC will contact all nominators to follow up on their submissions.

  • Review nomination for appropriateness and verify the nomination meets the stated criteria.
  • Representation of women employees across categories at the Lab.

Award Presentation:

Recognition of selected women will be conducted at the third Women @ The Lab event to be held in June 2018. Certificates will be presented to recipients at the event, along with a display of each awardee’s profile, in recognition of their contributions and achievements in support of Berkeley Lab’s mission.

For any questions, please contact Esther Singer at