Diversity is a scientific strength. The Laboratory thrives from diversity as each individual brings experiences and knowledge that enhances teamwork and productivity. Ideas are shared freely as multidisciplinary teams come together to create scientific and technological solutions for the nation.
"Bringing together individuals from a variety of backgrounds not only enhances our shared knowledge, but it also enriches our daily lives while working together. Diversity and inclusion strengthens the Laboratory’s mission, science, and our Lab-family’s bond.
We want to create an inclusive workforce that values a range of talents, styles and experiences. Our unity is a great display of our strength, and our diversity is our power. Our goal is to continue strengthening our current employee’s resources and talent, and to build a pipeline of individuals who will not only provide new ideas to an innovative laboratory, but who will also inspire our lab-community to flourish."
The women’s liberation movement in the late 20th century reduced inequality between men and women in American society.
U.S. Marine veteran Destiny Goddu has spent her whole life working with machines. As a young girl growing up in Livermore, she helped her father, a mechanic, disassemble and rebuild car engines and tinkered with auto parts in the family garage.
Before 13-year-old Elijah Brown started classes at Willie Brown Middle School, he'd had little access to computers and science labs.
More than 300 young women attended the 39th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) conference last weekend at Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus.
The Laboratory was well represented at the 2016 edition of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world's largest technical conference for women in computing, held in Houston, Texas in October.
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce
Diablo Magazine featured three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers in their 2016 "Forty Under Forty" issue. The annual list recognizes young professionals in the East Bay who are leading the charge in their fields. (Link to non-LLNL site.)
Sharing diversity data publicly truly enables us to learn from one another’s successes and failures. (Link to non-LLNL site.)