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

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:

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)


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

(March 23-24)


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: