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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, […]

National Laboratory Women of Color Community Forum – October 26, 2022

The National Laboratory Women of Color Community Forum is a community-driven forum aimed at fostering equitable and increased representation for women of color within the DOE national laboratory system. This initial meeting will include a discussion about the forum’s structure, goals and potential activities. Future meetings will be held on a quarterly basis or as determined by […]

Achieving Equitable Representation for Women of Color at Our National Labs – March 29, 2022

Argonne National Laboratory will host a discussion on Achieving Equitable Representation for Women of Color at Our National Labs. DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 TIME: 11 am – 12: 30 pm PDT/1:00–2:30 p.m. CDT Registration Required – Free Virtual Event Argonne National Laboratory Director Paul Kearns will host the event, which will include opening remarks […]

Molecular Foundry IDEA Seminar: Women in the Workplace: Impacts of COVID, and Where to Go from Here – October 5, 2021

An IDEA Seminar: Megan Greenfield, McKinsey & Company Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Time: 11:00 am Talk Title:  Women in the Workplace: Impacts of COVID, and Where to Go from Here Zoom Link This seminar is presented by the Molecular Foundry Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability Committee Abstract: The evidence is clear that COVID-19 has had an […]

Maternal Mental Health Awareness

Did you know? 1 in 5 new moms may have strong feelings of sadness, anxiety (worry), or tiredness. These feelings are part of a medical condition known as perinatal depression. It is one of the most common complications that can happen during pregnancy and after childbirth. Perinatal depression can be treated. Yet, very few seek […]

Women Of Quantum Computing Go Tiny In Big Ways

 Early in their careers and from a variety of fields, four women in the Computational Chemistry, Materials, and Climate Group comprise more than half of the postdoctoral researchers in the group, a rarity in computing science. Learn how they are reshaping the future of quantum information science.

Lisa Kelly Featured W@TL Speaker – April 15, 2021

Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC) is excited to host the next speaker for the Women@The Lab honoree series, Lisa M. Kelly, Deputy of Operations for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area. Join this talk on April 15 at 4 p.m. to learn about how she leads and fosters a team of operations professionals who […]

Replay: Women @ the Lab Award Ceremony – March 2021

This year’s Women @ the Lab award ceremony was held virtually. Watch the replay where 15 talented and dedicated employees were honored for their work and achievements, as well as an overview of the Women Scientists and Engineers Council’s accomplishments to date.

Women@Energy: Akanksha Menon

In a new Q&A on, Akanksha Menon, a thermal scientist in the Energy Technologies Area, talks about what inspired her STEM career path, what excites her most about working at Berkeley Lab, and tips for someone looking to enter her field. Dr. Akanksha Menon is an ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow and thermal scientist in the […]

Maxon Pens Cover Article on Future of Bioengineering

Mary Maxon, ALD for Biosciences, and Executive Sponsor to the Lambda Alliance ERG, co-wrote the cover story for “The Environmental Forum,” The Environmental Law Institute’s policy magazine. In the article, Maxon provides an overview of the bioeconomy, including the Joint Genome Institute’s development of a biopesticide with antifungal properties.