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Lady Idos: Leading DOE-Wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for the Federal Workforce – Nov 7, 2023

Lady Idos: Leading DOE-Wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)
for the Federal Workforce

Please join the Women’s Support and Empowerment Council (WSEC) and the IDEA Office for a hybrid presentation by Lady Idos (she/they), Berkeley Lab’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.

She will discuss her two-year assignment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED). As part of ED’s leadership team, under its Director and Secretarial Advisor on Equity, Hon. Shalanda Baker, Idos served as ED’s Deputy Director and Head of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (ODEIA). She will discuss her role and responsibilities leading DEIA-related Executive Orders and DOE-wide action plans, serving as the DOE lead on White House DEIA Initiatives, supporting the implementation of an equitable and community-centered clean energy transition under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, and advancing the DOE Secretary’s vision for ensuring “equity and justice serve as our North Star in all that we do.”

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm PT

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In Person Location: Building 50 Auditorium

Headshot_Lady IdosLady Idos, MPA (pronouns: she/they) serves as the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL or Berkeley Lab), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory managed by the University of California (UC). She is responsible for the development and implementation of an organization-wide strategy and program to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability (IDEA), and ensure integration within its research mission, stewardship values, and organizational culture.

Some of Lady’s accomplishments include: establishing and implementing LBNL’s IDEA strategic plan; launching the Lab’s first Employee Resource Groups (ERGs); creating the first set of Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines within the national laboratory and UC system; spearheading an internship program for individuals with disabilities and veterans; and chairing the Lab’s first IDEA councils for senior leadership and employees.

Lady recently completed a two-year detail assignment at DOE Headquarters for the Biden-Harris Administration, reporting to Senate-confirmed appointee and Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED), Hon. Shalanda Baker. Lady provided leadership on DEIA strategy for the DOE Federal workforce, in accordance with Presidential and Government-wide priorities. She served as ED’s Deputy Director and head of the Office of DEIA (ODEIA), encompassing three Divisions focused on strategic planning, learning and organizational development, and workforce engagement. Lady was the DOE lead for six federal Executive Orders (EOs), including: DEIA (EO 14035); gender equity (EO 14020); LGBTQI+ equality (EO 14075 on SOGI data); and White House Initiatives on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (EO 14031); Black Americans (EO 14050); and Hispanic Americans (EO 14045).

Lady is also experienced in HR-related federal and state compliance, e.g., equal employment opportunity (EEO) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations under the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). She was a former investigator for Title IX and sexual harassment cases; as well as discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Lady is the co-chair for Bay Area Council’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee and Chief Diversity Officers group, and advisor for SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s startup accelerator. She was a former Board member for East Bay Innovations, a community-based organization providing social services for adults with developmental disabilities; and former member of the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. She was the 2016 recipient of the Kevin McCauley Memorial Award for Outstanding Staff (UC-wide) and received the 2022 U.S. Secretary of Energy Achievement Award for her role in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Standup Team, nominated by the Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure.

Lady holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco; B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz; and a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University.