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WSEC Annual Networking Forum Event – March 16, 2020

Join us for Berkeley Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) Annual Networking Forum Event Featured speaker: Susan Hubbard, PhD. Associate Lab Director for Earth and Environmental Sciences Susan Hubbard will speak about her scientific and leadership journey at the Lab. She will also discuss diversity, equity, inclusion and accountability advances at the Laboratory and […]

The World Needs Science…and Science Needs Women

Today is the United Nation’s International Women & Girls in Science Day. In recognition of this event, we asked some women for their take on this important issue and highlight Lab programs that encourage and support women and girls to pursue science education and careers.  Read more>>

Arnold Touts Lab’s Diversity Efforts in ChemistryWorld

In a recent article in ChemistryWorld, Polly Arnold — director of the Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division — discusses her work to unlock the mystery of heavy elements, the joys of team science, and the “exciting” approach taken to increase diversity at the Lab. Full Article>>

Director’s Women in Science Series: Nicola Spaldin – December 19, 2019

Nicola Spaldin will be the speaker for the Director’s Women in Science Series on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. in the third-floor conference room in Bldg. 91 (the new Integrative Genomics Bldg.). The event will also be livestreamed, so we hope you can join in person or online! Online: Dr. Spaldin is Professor […]

Remarkable Women of UC Posters Come to Berkeley Lab

To highlight some of the numerous incredible women associated with the University of California System, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) has launched the “Remarkable Women of UC” series, recognizing various UC women each year beginning with the UC alumna for 2017. The alumni associations from each of the 10 UC […]

Campus Hosts Celebration of Women in Robotics on Oct. 8

The Women in Tech Initiative, a joint program of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute and Berkeley Engineering, and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) are excited to present the “Ada Lovelace Day Celebration of Women in Robotics” on Tuesday, October 8. Take a deep dive into robotic applications for good and discover how to enter the […]

2018 Women @ the Lab Speaker Series – October 8, 2019

WSEC is excited to launch a new speaker series featuring 2018 Women @ The Lab honorees, on Tuesday, October 8, 12:30-1:30pm  in Perseverance Hall (54-130) and via Zoom. (  Learn about the fantastic science being done by the women scientists at LBNL. Our first featured speaker is one of our own WSEC members: Qing Ji, […]

UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development 2020

The 2020 UC Women’s Initiative call for nominations is open and nominations are due here by October 1st, 2019! UC WI is a unique, experiential professional development program offered to mid-career women, faculty, academic personnel and staff who demonstrate the potential to advance their careers at UC. Purpose To help women advance in their UC […]

The Bearded Lady Project – Challenging the Face of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science is presenting an afternoon of art and discussion about the Bearded Lady Project, which aims to challenge tenacious gender biases in the sciences. Click to learn more about the project and register for the August 22 event.

Developing Your Pitch – August 20, 2019

Developing Your Pitch In June, the WSEC started a three-part workshop: Developing Your Pitch. The third workshop in the series will take place on August 20, 12 – 1 pm in Building 54, Room -130B – Pers Hall addition. This series is highly recommended for all LBNL researchers – including 2019 Research SLAM participants! Though […]