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Being Happy at Work Matters

People used to believe that you didn’t have to be happy at work to succeed. And you didn’t need to like the people you work with, or even share their values. “Work is not personal,” the thinking went. This is bunk.

Are We Underselling the Promise of Women in STEM Leadership Roles?

The future workforce will be dominated by a surge in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). STEM jobs are already a major engine of economic growth, and not just for traditional technology companies, as the impact of “tech” and digital disruption continues to grow in all industries. The problem? There is a huge talent shortage in tech—one that is primarily female.

Women in Tech: The Facts

The latest findings from recent research on technical women including the current state of affairs for technical women, a summary of the key barriers to women's participation in technology, promising practices for addressing these barriers, and tools to support your organization's change efforts.

Why Diversity Programs Fail

Despite a few new bells and whistles, courtesy of big data, companies are basically doubling down on the same approaches they’ve used since the 1960s—which often make things worse, not better.

These Labs Are Remarkably Diverse — Here’s Why They’re Winning at Science

Nature talked to three groups that have prioritized diversity in their ranks to ask about the benefits they have seen and the challenges and trade-offs they have to accept as part of the sometimes-difficult job of being inclusive.

What Does it Take to Make an Institution More Diverse?

Besides honing their strategies to draw more women and people of ethnic-minority groups, some organizations are also expanding opportunities for people from economically disadvantaged areas and those with physical disabilities. Nature spoke to six people on the front lines of diversity efforts for insights into what works.

Avoiding gender bias in reference writing

Got a great student? Planning to write a super letter of reference? Don't fall into these common traps based on unconscious gender bias.

Berkeley Lab Molecular Foundry

At the Molecular Foundry, we have seen first-hand the advantage of working together across disciplines, and we have also experienced the great benefit of a culture that welcomes and encourages diversity of thought and that includes people from a multitude of backgrounds. 

Stressed? Depressed? You are Not Alone

Many physicists find that establishing work–life balance is crucial to battling the COVID-related stresses of isolation, low productivity, and despondency.

EPSD Newsletter

I&D Graphics

These graphics were developed by the Energy & Photon Sciences Directorate Inclusion & Diversity Council with invaluable assistance from Graphic Design. Please use them as you need, for web postings, presentation slides, etc. Click on a poster image (below) to download a PDF file of each poster.

Anti-Bullying Messages Bullying is genderless. It is about power, and power disparities are found in all workplaces. It also applies to race, ethnic background, religion and other differences between people. The genders indicated in the pictures on these posters were chosen arbitrarily.

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