Berkeley Lab

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Forces

In April 2018, approximately 50 Lab employees across Berkeley Lab came together as a working group for a two-day Action Planning session. The purpose of the meeting was to gather employee input at the grassroots level on what Berkeley Lab should include as part of its Labwide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy. The session resulted in the creation of six ad hoc Task Forces (listed below) focusing on various aspects of DEI. The groups were given one year to review the current state of Berkeley Lab’s activities, programs, and practices, and provide their recommendations to the DEI Senior Leadership Council (SLC) for consideration. Task Force participation also increased member capacity to build community, share support, encourage leadership, and deepen self-awareness to guide the development of Labwide DEI recommendations.

Community-Builders – “Building unity through community”

  • Community Building
  • Lead: Tom Gallant (Nuclear Science)
  • Senior Leadership Council Sponsor: Bill Collins, Inder Monga

DEI Messaging Mavens – “Words that matter. Messages that change.”

  • Strategic Communications
  • Lead: Jackie Scoggins (IT)
  • Senior Leadership Council Sponsor: David Brown, Margaret Dick, John German

DEI Policy, Implementation, and Execution (PIE) – “Everyone deserves a piece of the pie”

  • Policy
  • Lead: Stacy Curry (Engineering)
  • Logistics Coordinator: Andrea Taylor
  • Senior Leadership Council Sponsor: Mary Maxon, Mary Sidney

L4DEI – “Personal transformation through learning”

  • Learning and Development
  • Lead: Massie Ballon (JGI)
  • Senior Leadership Council Sponsor: Horst Simon, Theresa Triplett

Project Sunshine – “Injustice thrives in darkness. Shine the light.”

  • Data Analytics
  • Lead: Christopher Payne (ETA)
  • Senior Leadership Council Sponsor: Michael Brandt, Michelle Lee, Mary Ann Piette

Workforce Inclusion and Recruitment for Equity and Diversity (WIRED) Outreach – Outreach done right”

  • Diversity Outreach
  • Lead: Tammy Campbell (IT)
  • Senior Leadership Council Sponsor: Don Medley, Blake Simmons, Henrik von der Lippe