Berkeley Lab and TechWomen
For ten years, Berkeley Lab staff from across almost all research areas have mentored TechWomen Emerging Leaders from accross 20 countries.
The TechWomen program brings "Emerging Leaders" from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East mentorship, knowledge sharing, and network opportunities. Read more about how they do it on their website, techwomen.org.
TechWomen is an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
I’m proud of the strong ties between TechWomen and Berkeley Lab over the past ten years. Hosting women STEM emerging leaders from around the world at the Lab leads to a scientific exchange that enables us to live out our mission of bringing scientific solutions to the world.
As mentors, we share not only scientific knowledge, but also share the Lab culture of stewardship, core values, and IDEA principles. This aligns with the mission of TechWomen to empower, connect, and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The impact of our partnership is impressive. We’ve hosted 46 emerging leaders and held four TechWomen International Days at the Lab. There is a place for each of us in the preparation of future science leaders and innovators. I look forward to hosting more TechWomen at the Lab to inspire and encourage the international community of women of STEM to join us in solving our most pressing global issues. If you would like to be a mentor for the next cohort, please contact Reshma Singh.
Deputy Lab Director, Research
Chief Research Officer
A vision-driven partnership between Berkeley Lab and TechWomen
Berkeley Lab is the only national lab involved in the TechWomen mentorship program to:
Support global women in STEM through access and opportunity to mentoring and resources
Highlight the importance of inclusion, equity, diversity, and accountability in science and energy technology
Engage with science-based diplomacy that spans multiple countries, the U.S. Department of State, and DOE national lab system
Celebrating 10 years of collaboration
This year, Berkeley Lab and TechWomen are celebrating a decade of collaboration on their joint goal of supporting emerging women leaders in STEM across the globe. Berkeley Lab was honored for its mentorship at a ceremony in 2022.
TechWomen celebrate 10 years of supporting Emerging Leaders.
(Left to right): Mary Ann Piette, Reshma Singh, Mike Withrell, and Jill Fuss with the TechWomen award for 10 years of mentorship at Berkeley Lab.
Impacts over a decade of collaboration
Upcoming Events and News
Lab staff can be part of the change by participating in the selection process and mentoring as professional or cultural mentors, or impact coaches. There will be a request for evaluators and mentors later in the summer. Keep an eye on this website for updates!