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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 […]

Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work – Oct 5, 2023

Achieving workplace equity calls for both individual actions and collective engagement that bridges gender and racial differences. Join us for a virtual session focusing on strategies for bringing together members of historically power-dominant and marginalized groups to collaborate around advancing equity for all. VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab Co-Founder Lori Nishiura Mackenzie will be in conversation with Tina Opie, […]

ONE enERGy Community Employee Resource Group Summit Virtual Meeting – September 20-21, 2023

We are excited to invite you to a groundbreaking event that is set to reshape the landscape of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) across the Department of Energy (DOE). The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity’s Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (ODEIA) proudly presents the inaugural “ONE enERGy Community Employee Resource Group Summit,” taking […]

Stutterer Interrupted: A Conversation with Comedian, Accessibility Advocate and Author Nina G – Friday, Sept. 8

Please join the IDEA Office and the All Access ERG for a HYBRID event with Nina G. We hope you’ll join us in the 50 Auditorium. Through comedy, storytelling and a question and answer session with the audience, Nina G will explore the Disability experience including: Educating nondisabled employees about disability issues including etiquette and […]

Monday is the Juneteenth Holiday: A Day to Reflect – Message from Mike Witherell

Dear colleagues, Berkeley Lab will celebrate Juneteenth on Monday, June 19, 2023. The Lab will be closed on Monday. June 19, shortened to Juneteenth, is the date in 1865 that federal forces arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce federal laws enacted two and a half years earlier prohibiting the enslavement of people of African descent. […]

Five Years of IDEA Progress: An Interview with Director Witherell and Aditi Chakravarty

The stewardship of people at Berkeley Lab is critical to the Lab’s future. It enables the Lab to better attract, develop, and retain talented, dedicated professionals and continue our efforts towards building a more welcoming and supportive environment. Employees and candidates expect principles-based work cultures, opportunities for growth, and supportive people programs. Offering the resources […]

What to Expect in 2023: IDEA Office

The IDEA Office has brought many changes to the Lab in the past three years. In this conversation with IDEA Program Manager Kelly Perce, part of a series on 2023 changes at the Lab, Kelly discusses new ways to put IDEA principles into action, the return of some favorites from last year, and how the […]

Celebrating Latin American Heritage Month & Supporting our DACA Community

Dear Colleagues, Each year between September 15 and October 15, Berkeley Lab celebrates Latin American Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generations of Latin Americans who have influenced our Lab’s culture and enriched our nation and society. In his recent Presidential Proclamation, President Biden wrote, “Since the beginning, our country has drawn strength and insights […]

Honor Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the contributions of Native people. Show your support with a Zoom background from the Latin American and Native American ERG.

Add an ERG Logo To Your Bucketlist Profile

Did you know that you can add an employee resource group logo to your Bucketlist profile? It’s a fun way to share your involvement! Go to, click “Redeem” on the left-hand menu, pick an ERG logo, and click the green “redeem” button in the upper-left-hand corner. That’s it!