women's history month

Women's History Month ~ March 2022

Happy Women’s History Month! Show your support by downloading and using one of these Women’s History Month Zoom backgrounds in your next meeting. You may notice a certain change in name, more details to come soon. In the meantime, check out the following Women’s History events planned and available resources below.

Tuesday, March 8th - 12- 1:15 pm

Dr. Malika Grayson - Canceling Imposter Syndrome Through V.I.C.T.O.R.Y

Recording from event (for Lab employees only)

Presented in partnership with Women@SLAC Employee Resource Group, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women's Association, Sandia National Laboratory Women's Connection, Stanford VMWare Women's Leadership Innovation Lab, and the Berkeley Lab Women's Support and Empowerment Council (WSEC) and African American ERG (AAERG).

Dr. Malika Grayson is a Fortune 100 global speaker, #1 global bestselling author, and engineer. She has given over 100 workshops and keynotes and is the recipient of many honors including the Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award, National Society of Black Engineers – Mike Shin Award for Distinguished Member of the Year, Adelphi University’s Top 10 Alumni Under 10, and BEYA STEM’s Modern Day Technology Leader.

As a best-selling author, engineer, and STEM advocate, Dr. Malika Grayson is a highly regarded keynote speaker and educator. Malika’s appearances range from universities to Fortune 100 companies where she has presented keynotes and workshops. Malika’s talks use the basis of her personal experiences and inspirational journey as a way to connect with audiences and remind them of the lessons there are in every aspect of our lives. She presents on topics such as imposter syndrome, turning your impossibles to probables, navigating graduate school, networking, mentorship, and more.

March 6th - 12th - PIMD Celebrates Women in Construction Week

Women in Construction Week is an annual event organized by the National Association of Women in Construction, designed to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. As the construction arm of Berkeley Lab, the Projects & Infrastructure Modernization Division includes a number of women in various roles who chose a career in the industry. Learn more about what attracted these four women to the construction field and the challenges they overcame below.

Thursday, March 17th - 4-5 pm - Women's History Jeopardy

Join the Women’s Support and Empowerment Council’s Women’s History Month celebration and Jeopardy challenge at 4 p.m. on March 17. Connect with participants across the Lab and show off your knowledge of women’s history with a lively game of trivia. More details to come soon!

Georgina Marie Guardado

Kim Shuck

Monday, March 21st - 4-5 pm - LANA/WSEC Co-Sponsored Talk: Georgina Marie Guardado and Kim Schuck

To close out LBNL’s Women's History Month celebration, WSEC and LANA are proud to co-host readings by two distinguished poets, who speak to the issues of disappeared and murdered Native women. Kim Schuck was Poet Laureate of San Francisco in 2019. Georgina Marie Guardado is the Poet Laureate of Lake County. More details to be provided.

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Georgina Marie Guardado

Georgina Marie Guardado was raised in Lakeport, California. As part of the Broken Nose Collective, an annual handmade chapbook exchange, she created her first poetry chapbook, Finding the Roots of Water, in 2018 and her second chapbook,Tree Speak, in 2019. In 2020, she was an Anne G. Locasio scholar for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference poetry workshop. The Literary Coordinator and Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for the Lake County Arts Council, she served as co-editor for the Middletown Art Center’s RESILIENCE and RESTORE collections of written word and visual arts funded by the California Arts Council. She is the current Lake County Poet Laureate for 2020-2022, the first Mexican-American and youngest to serve in this role for Lake County. In 2021, Guardado received an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship.

Kim Shuck

Kim Shuck was born in San Francisco, California, and is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She received a BA in Art and an MFA in Textiles from San Francisco State University. Shuck is the author of Deer Trails, forthcoming from City Lights Books in October 2019), Clouds Running In (Taurean Horn Press, 2014), Rabbit Stories (Poetic Matrix Press, 2013), and Smuggling Cherokee (Greenfield Review Press, 2005), as well as of the chapbook collection Sidewalk Ndn (FootHills Press, 2018). In 2019, Shuck was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. She currently works at the California College of Art in the Diversity department and serves as the poet laureate of San Francisco, California.

Women's History Month - March 2022

Other Resources & Events:

Association for Women in Science: Her Hidden Genius with Marie Benedict

(March 10)

Thursday, March 10, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

  • In honor of Women's History Month, Marie Benedict will discuss her latest book with AWIS. Her Hidden Genius features Rosalind Franklin, PhD, the x-ray crystallographer who uncovered the helical nature of DNA, and the challenges she faced as a woman in science including family expectations, a sexist work environment, and deteriorating physical health from repeated radiation.

  • Marie Benedict is a former lawyer and the author of novels inspired by women whose achievements have been overlooked or under-appreciated throughout history and are highly relevant and critical to modern life. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, CBS This Morning, and Good Morning America. Her books include the New York Times bestsellers The Only Woman in the Room, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, and The Personal Librarian, as well as The Other Einstein, Carnegie’s Maid, and Lady Clementine. www.authormariebenedict.com

Preventing Gender Bias in Science Tickets, Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 3:30 PM | Eventbrite

The British Consulate-General San Francisco invites you to a panel discussion on Preventing Gender Bias in Science followed by a networking reception in honour of International Women’s Day.

The panel discussion, moderated by Sofka Brown, Deputy Director and West Coast Regional Director, UK Science & Innovation Network will feature:

  • Polly Arnold, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Sciences Division Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Maggie McAdam, PhD, Associate Project Scientist, SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames Research Center

  • Anais Llorens, PhD, Assistant Project Scientist in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley

The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception—light refreshments will be served. Registration is mandatory to attend this event.

About gender bias in science:

Gender bias in research has been shown to impact the peer-review process for awarding funds and assessing manuscripts, hiring and promotion, and citations, among other critical areas, stifling career progression for women. A number of initiatives have proven effective in mitigating gender bias at several levels of the research ‘pipeline,’ a majority of which are yet to be systematically adopted by researchers, research institutions, funders, and publishers.

The panel discussion will examine current initiatives that have been shown to effectively reduce gender bias in STEM research, discuss hurdles to their widespread adoption, and how to circumvent them.

Proof of Covid vaccination will be required to attend the event. Any questions about the event? Contact us at: Florence.chaverneff@fcdo.gov.uk


AAUW-OML Saint Mary's STEM Conference for Middle School Girls

(March 19)

  • AAUW-Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette (OML) is presenting their annual STEM Conference for middle school girls on Saturday, March 19, 2022 in partnership with Saint Mary’s College in Moraga CA. The STEM Conference will be an in-person, hands-on event that starts at 8:45 and ends at 3 PM. Sign in begins at 8 AM.

  • The girls will attend 3 workshops given by professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. They will choose and rank 5 workshops out of 16. Not all preferences are guaranteed but we will make every effort to assign each girl to 2 of her top 5 choices.

  • Cost is $40. Many scholarships are available and no one will be denied participation for lack of funds. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration fee is not refundable for any reason.

  • The workshops to be offered are: CLICK HERE

  • CLICK HERE for the registration form


Long Term Impact of COVID 19 on the Future Careers of Women in STEM A Virtual Workshop | National Academies

(March 23-24)

  • The National Academies will hold a virtual workshop on March 23-24, 2022 to explore the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the future careers of women in STEM. This two-day workshop will convene experts and leaders to inform a national research agenda that ensures academic and federal institutions are prepared to monitor and mitigate the long-term negative impacts of the pandemic on the STEM careers of women—especially women of color. This forward-looking workshop aims to help institutions promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and not exacerbate existing inequities within the STEM enterprise that were further amplified by the pandemic.

  • This workshop will expand upon the 2021 consensus study report, The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Key themes that workshop discussions may explore include:

    • Work-Life Boundaries, Gendered Divisions of Labor, and the Family Caregiving Policy Landscape

    • Online/Virtual Dynamics in Research, Teaching, Mentorship, Collaboration, and Networking

    • Academic Leadership and Decision-Making

    • Academic Productivity and Institutional Responses

    • Mental Health and Well-being

  • This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The workshop planning committee includes: Terri G. Kinzy (Chair), Suzanne Barbour, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Leslie Gonzales, Adia Harvey Wingfield, and Jerry A. Jacobs.


Women of LBNL Timeline and Photo Stories

An interactive timeline celebrating a number of notable and talented women scientists who have worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory throughout the decades


Visible Spectrum Series

The Visible Spectrum series spotlights talented, dedicated women employees at the Lab


Together with our many women editors, authors, reviewers, and readers, ACS Publications works to promote the full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. We salute the hard work of women and girls in the chemistry community, who contribute to the American Chemical Society’s mission “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.


Women's History Month - March 2021

Berkeley Lab Resources & Events:

In Celebration of the Lab’s 90th Anniversary:

Other Events & Resources:

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine - Tuesday, March 9 - 8 am
    Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for the public release of the consensus study report, The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The report explores how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the careers of women in academic STEMM during 2020 and considers how these disruptions might shape future progress for women in academic STEMM.

  • We See You: The Power of Female STEM Role Models On and Off the Screen – Wednesday, March 17 - 1 pm
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Committee on Women in Science and Engineering and the Science & Entertainment Exchange Presents a discussion that will touch upon how writers for television and film develop characters that challenge stereotypes, the research on the powerful impact of role models in inspiring our next generation of scientists, and the very personal stories of struggle and triumph from a trail-blazing doctor who is a role model to so many.

  • 2021 Annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES) - Wednesday, March 10 - 9 am
    Pathways to invention, entrepreneurship, and STEM careers for students K-12 and beyond.”

  • Picture a Scientist Panel Discussion - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 12 noon
    The producers of the Picture a Scientist documentary film will host a live virtual event in partnership with ProQuest and Scientific American, featuring Dr. Raychelle Burks, and Dr. Jane Willenbring, and Nobel prize-winning chemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna. This event is free and open to all. Registration Required.

  • Finding Your Path: Women in Climate Action Careers - Wednesday, March 31 - 2 pm
    You are invited to join women in climate action at Sandia National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy to learn about ways you can work in clean energy and climate action in government. You’ll also hear from the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education about their website to find research and non-research opportunities. Meet the Women in Climate Action Who Give Us Hope