African american erg
Berkeley Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) aims to advance a diverse and inclusive work environment with a particular focus on African American current and future employees. Working through a dedicated network of professionals, the AAERG undertakes internal and external activities to attract, retain, empower, and inspire African American employees. These efforts are geared toward helping African American staff members achieve their fullest potential across the spectrum of professional development and employment opportunities at Berkeley Lab, including those for scientists, engineers, technologists, and operations staff.
Delegated Angela Kumar to attend the ERG Leader Boot Camp
Secured new Secretary ~ Dionne Myers
Held virtual holiday event and Holiday Groove Lounge by DJ Miles Green
Submitted AAERG Pulse Survey to membership
Held Black History Month Events:
AAERG Black History Month Banner at Blackberry Gate
"A Plan of Action" Speaker Series
IDEA Spectrum Series
ETA/AAERG Jeopardy partnership
Hosted speaker Candace Doby for Black History Month Celebration
Organized Juneteenth Event ~ Short Film Screening about the history of Juneteenth
Held Community Conversations - Workplace Misconduct
All Member Meetings
Colette Flood, Workforce Development & Education, Human Resources - CLFlood@lbl.gov
LaTonja Wright, Human Resources - email@example.com
Dionne Myers, Computing Sciences - firstname.lastname@example.org
Attract/Recruit - Outreach efforts to attract and recruit qualified Black/African American talent to Research and Business Operations positions at Berkeley Lab.
Retain - Support the retention of Black/African American employees by creating a culture of belonging within the AAERG: virtual social events, check-ins, and wellness.
Empower - Offer ongoing and updated tools and resources to members so that they can successfully manage career goals and develop the professional skills that allow them to represent their own interests in a self-determined way
Inspire - Host annual Black History Month and other celebrations to showcase the history and accomplishments of Blacks / African Americans.