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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.

Celebrate the Past: Women in 1930s

In celebration of Lab’s 90th anniversary, and as part of Women’s History Month, this photo story is dedicated to the notable and talented women who worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory throughout its first decade: the 1930s.

The WSEC Thanks Horst Simon for his Service

After more than 10 years serving as Berkeley Lab’s Deputy Director for Research and Chief Research Officer, Horst Simon has decided to step down from his position later this year. As part of reducing his commitments, he will also step down as an Executive Sponsor of the Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) on March […]

In Honor of Women’s History Month: A letter from Liz Stuart, WSEC Networking Co-Chair

Dear Energy Technology Area Colleagues, Happy Women’s History Month! For those who don’t know me, I’m a program manager and an assistant department leader with the Electricity Markets & Policy (EMP) Department. I’m also the co-chair of the networking committee of the Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC), one of the Lab’s Employee Resource […]