ERGs are groups of employees who join together based on shared characteristics or life experiences to provide fellowship, friendship and support, enhance career and personal development and contribute to the organization’s vision and values.
ERGs promote diversity and equality by raising awareness and ensuring that group members have a voice in the organization. ERGs are often organized around traits or characteristics of underrepresented groups, for example, ethnicity or race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or veteran status.
At Berkeley Lab, our ERGs also allow employees to participate directly with our ongoing IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, accountability) initiatives and assist in fully integrating IDEA into the Lab’s day-to-day business practices through strategic initiatives and policy-related goals.
The mission of the Lambda Alliance ERG is to enhance the work environment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for Sexual-orientation and Gender Minority (SGM) employees. Our goal is to promote an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, enhance policies of non-discrimination, create guidance for institutional processes, identify and address emerging issues or challenges, increase visibility and awareness, and recognize achievements impacting our community.
The group is open to all employees, including SGMs and allies.
We will do this through such actions as:
Advocating at all levels for greater accessibility and identifying opportunities for improvement
Learning about and implementing best practices
Reaching out and collaborating with other lab groups, organizations and the broader community to leverage our resources
Communicating with the lab to raise the collective awareness about inclusion
Striving to become a leader for disability inclusion in the DOE and national lab community
Standing ERG Meeting
The Lambda Alliance ERG meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1-2pm PT. You can access the meeting via zoom (https://lbnl.zoom.us/j/92609028256) and when we meet in person, it will generally be in Building 50A, 5132 (Sessler).
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