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Employee Resource Group Archive

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!

Pride Banner Raising Virtual Ceremony – 2021

During this year’s banner-raising virtual ceremony, Chief Diversity Officer Lady Idos noted: “This year’s theme for San Francisco Pride is ‘All in this Together.’ Given all of the challenges that we’ve been through in the past year, as a nation and a global community, the theme of unity and solidarity is appropriate. ‘All in this […]

Understanding the Past and Present: Pride Flag and Banner

The Pride banner at the Lab has a long history, going back to 1999 and the start of the Lambda Alliance at the Lab. Several times the banner was removed by unknown persons, but when that happened, Lab leadership stepped up. Lambda Alliance first formed in October 2013 as an employee resource group (ERG) to […]

Three Questions For Alex Kim

Alex Kim, a Lab physicist and engineer, and a member of the Asian Pacific Island ERG, shares his previous experience as a Lab Ambassador and the value he has received from this program in expanding his knowledge, skills, and even recruiting talent to the Lab. Read the full interview>>

API ERG Book Discussion: They Called Us Enemy – June, 24, 2021

The Asian Pacific Islander ERG is hosting a book club to discuss the graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, on June 24 at 11 – 11:50 AM. It was written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott and illustrated by Harmony Becker. The book is the story told by Takei about his childhood while […]

Lambda Alliance presents Pride events 2021

Dear Lambda Alliance members, allies, and enthusiasts, Next week marks the start of Pride, a month in which we celebrate Sexual orientation & Gender Minority (SGM) culture at home and in the workplace! Fostering unity is a big part of any Pride month and this year SF Pride’s theme is “All in this together”. So […]

Veterans ERG Leadership Announcement – May 2021

The VERG co-chair Michael Batie has accepted a new role outside of Berkeley Lab and is in the process of transitioning from his role here at the Lab. It’s been an incredible experience to work with Michael in bringing some of our projects to fruition, like the formation of our Outreach Committee that had their […]