Berkeley Lab

Allyship at Work – Spring 2023

group of people beneath event titleJoin us for Lean In’s Allyship at Work Program (
and build the skills you need to be a better ally at Berkeley Lab.

Why Allyship?  
Allyship is about people stewardship and living Berkeley Lab’s Stewardship Values of respect, trust, service and team science. We need every employee to show up as allies for each other in order to promote and advance a culture of inclusion and to create a supportive and accepting workplace culture for everyone at the Lab.

But did you know that while the majority of employees see themselves as allies, research shows ( relatively few are taking basic allyship actions?

What is allyship?
This program defines allyship as “An active and consistent effort to use your privilege and power to support and advocate for people with less privilege.”

Allyship at Work helps you understand your privilege and power to create change and teaches you more than 50 specific, research-backed actions you can take to show up as an ally. This program is for everyone, regardless of your role, level, or identity. You’ll learn how to show up in both private and public ways for your coworkers with traditionally marginalized identities – such as women, people of color, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and those with intersecting identities.

What to expect:
The program starts with two virtual 2-hour workshops that serves as a primer on allyship, why it’s important, and how to practice it. Following the workshop, you’ll meet in small groups three more times for an hour to provide accountability and support as you put what you’ve learned into practice.

Learn more about what you’ll do and learn during Allyship at Work (

Workshop #1: Friday, Feb 24, 10 am – 12 noon PT
Workshop #2: Friday, March 10, 10 am – 12 noon PT

Follow up session #1: Friday, April 14, 10 – 11 am PT
Follow up session #2: Friday, May 12, 10 – 11 am PT
Follow up session #3: Friday, June 9, 10 – 11 am PT

It’s important that participants commit to all workshops and sessions.

Registration: Allyship at Work Spring 2023 Registration Form

**The deadline to register is Friday, February 17th**

Please note: There are 40 spaces for the program this spring. If you register after the program fills we will add your name to a waitlist and a mailing list for future allyship workshops. 

Breakout rooms: We will have breakout rooms by job level and will also have space for people with traditionally marginalized identities, if you want to be in that space please indicate that on the registration form to let us know.

What you need:
There’s no need to prepare anything in advance. The sessions take place on Zoom and we recommend attending from a quiet place where you feel comfortable speaking openly.

We look forward to going through this program with you. Thank you for your support in making Berkeley Lab the most inclusive and equitable organization it can be.

~ The IDEA Office Team