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.
2021 All Member Meetings
Hosted the 3rd Annual Holiday Social and 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration Events
Participated in the All ERG open house
Participated in National Labs ERG leadership summit at LLNL.
Hosted virtual coffee hours and virtual happy hours to build community during shelter-in-place.
Held an AAERG Forum In Honor of Juneteenth ~ Empowering Ourselves to Inspire Positive Change
Hosted a career workshop and provided three one-on-one sessions with a career counselor - "Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace"
Worked with Lab leadership in response to national focus on racial equity issues.
Met with UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May
Colette Flood, Workforce Development & Education, Human Resources - CLFlood@lbl.gov
Miles Green, IT Collaboration Services - Audio Visual Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Johnson, Talent Outreach, Human Resources - KNJohnson@lbl.gov
Angela Kumar, Senior Resource Analyst, ETA - ADKumar@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.