Friday, January 20, 2012

Berkeley Lab Promotes Recruiting and Retention of Women Scientists and Engineers

Women Scientists & Engineers Council Charter

Develop Leaders in Science and Engineering

To address issues that affect the careers of women scientists, engineers, and researchers around the world, Berkeley Lab created the Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC). The WSEC and Berkeley Lab’s Human Resources Department management work in partnership to review strategies and priorities for recruitment, retention, work life balance, and development of women scientists and engineers. Subgroups have been formed to focus on these areas and to address specific challenges.

Ideas are exchanged at quarterly seminars that celebrate the work of women engineers, scientists, and postdoctoral fellows. These seminars provide important networking opportunities, bringing women together and providing a comfortable forum for introductions and awareness of one another’s work.

Key Activities:
- Conduct periodic needs analyses to identify key strategies and priorities for the Subgroups
- Engage division leaders in recruitment, retention, and development
- Develop women scientist- and engineer-focused recruiting plan
- Conduct training and networking forums (more) Best Blogger Tips

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