Berkeley Lab

Director’s Statement

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) plays an important and distinctive role within DOE’s network of great national laboratories. We celebrate our rich tradition of multidisciplinary teams working together to bring science solutions to the world that began with our founder, E.O. Lawrence. Fostering a diverse workforce—diverse in experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds—and a culture of inclusion are key to attracting and engaging the brightest minds and advancing our record of scientific excellence and groundbreaking innovations.

We all can help build a culture of inclusion and diversity at the Lab through IDEA, an acronym that stands for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. We are at our best when we live these ideals.

IDEA allows us to:

  • Advance scientific and technological innovation and discoveries
  • Build high-performing teams
  • Harness the power of our collective contributions
  • Unlock teams’ fullest potential
  • Achieve operational excellence

IDEA is integral to how we do our work, and its implementation represents a cultural shift that supports a community of welcoming and belonging. The IDEA campaign starts by helping us develop a shared language for this shift. Please join me in taking part in this Lab-wide experience.