• Celebrating Women's History Month

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Leadership

Stuart Henderson, Jefferson Lab Director 

"Fostering an inclusive work environment encourages collaboration across the community, leads to a greater exploration of ideas, and is key to the success of the Lab’s mission. DEIA should be embraced in all forms, placing emphasis on positive experiences for our employees, users, and all others that work or visit the Jefferson Lab campus. In all instances, we must strive to hold ourselves accountable and lead by example."

Rhonda Barbosa, HR Director

"DEIA is about keeping Jefferson Lab competitive. It will prepare us for new ways to attract, retain, motivate and embrace previously untapped perspectives, so we can remain leaders in the advancement of science in the nation."


Jennifer Carter, DEIA Program Manager 

"We believe a strong culture of DEIA will help support the lab's core mission and position the lab for future growth. A culture of DEIA is imperative to attracting future scientific and technical minds and developing our talent. We appreciate the differences in our lab community and believe having a diverse workforce provides the lab with new ideas and perspectives, greater collaboration opportunities and further allows us to reach and exceed our goals.”

Shana Matthews, DEIA Specialist 

"I serve as Jefferson Lab's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Specialist. I'm dedicated to promoting a more inclusive workplace through education and effective communication. I'm an experienced neurodiversity-affirming speech-language pathologist in both healthcare and educational environments. I'm committed to fostering a workplace culture that embraces diverse perspectives to enrich our collective experience."


DEIA

DEIA Event Calendar

Just Desserts-Women in Innovation & Inventorship: Thursday, March 14, at 3:00 PM in CC Room L102 and via Teams

RTPO and the DEIA Council will host a special Just Desserts Innovation Series event focused on amplifying and supporting women in innovation. Join the event for a lively conversation with panelists Michelle Shinn of the DOE Office of Science, the lab’s Anne-Marie Valente, and Nancy Mortar of Canon Virginia on breaking down the barriers and assumptions women face in business and innovation. The panel will discuss both easy and challenging ways that mentors, allies and systems can promote more innovation activity by women through patenting, entrepreneurship and continuous improvement efforts. Light refreshments will be served. 

DEIA Book Club

The DEIA team is thrilled to announce the launch of the lab’s new DEIA Book Club, a space for colleagues to come together to explore stories, gain new perspectives and foster meaningful discussions. The first book the club will read is “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High, Third Edition,” a selection of the DOE’s DEIA, Training and Organizational Development Division. Click the link to Join DEIA Book Club. The book club will meet on Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact Tish Creery to check out a hard copy or to gain access to the book via Percipio. For additional questions, contact Jennifer Carter or Shana Matthews.

Black History Month Speaker: Friday, February 23, 2024 @11:00 AM in CC F113.

Black History Month Speaker

Demographic Focus Group Meetings: There will be five focus group meetings in February and March. To view meeting dates/times, please click: schedule.

HBCU Spirit Day: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 @ 12:00 PM in CEBAF Center. 

Get connected with your colleagues for a visual celebration honoring our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at noon in the CEBAF Center atrium! You're encouraged to proudly showcase your support for HBCUs by wearing your HBCU spirit gear, such as t-shirts, hats and sweatshirts featuring HBCU logos, for a group photo at noon. Bring your lunch, stay and connect with colleagues if you have time!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 15, 2024

On behalf of the DEIA council, we express our gratitude for the enduring impact of Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to justice, equality, and civil rights. Commemorating MLK Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the transformative legacy of Dr. King. This year, we hope you have the opportunity to actively engage in a learning activity, whether watching a program on TV, attending a local event or participating in discussions within our community. May we continue to let this day serve as a catalyst for ongoing conversations and actions that support Dr. King’s dream for unity and justice. Please visit our DEIA Resources page to explore the rich legacy of Dr. King. 

Have a DEIA idea or concern?

 

JLab Employees & Scientific Users

If you or someone else feels uncomfortable in the workplace or believe you are subjected to a hostile or harassing environment, or have any other related concerns, please contact the Jefferson Lab Ethics Officer, Rhonda Barbosa, immediately at rbarbosa@jlab.org or visit the Lab’s Ethics Hotline at http://www.jsaecp.ethicspoint.com.  Alternately, you may contact your sponsor or the DEI Council at dcouncil@jlab.org.

Jennifer Carter, DEIA Program Manager 

Shana Matthews, DEIA Specialist

To join our mailing list, please click this link! Mailing List 

For anonymous requests, please contact the Ethics Committee

Community Standards 

DEIA Council

DEIA council ambassadors are dedicated representatives advocating for DEIA at the Jefferson Lab. They actively collaborate to support DEIA programs, initiatives, and education. Our DEIA ambassadors' champion DEIA practices, striving to ensure inclusive representation of perspectives to foster innovation and promote an enriched scientific community and workplace. 

We encourage everyone to contact our ambassadors with feedback or information, to ensure pertinent information is addressed during our council meetings. Click DEIA Council Ambassadors below to view a list of our council members. 

DEIA Council Ambassadors

DEIA Council Charter

Are you interested in collaborating with your colleagues? Are you ready to share your insight, idea and perspective on specific topics? Click DEIA Focus Groups to submit your interest form! 

DEIA Demographic Focus Group Charter

DEIA Strategic Plan & Policy
DEIA Engagement

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, members of the JLab team attended the Old Dominion University Women's Initiative Network (ODU WIN) Speaker Series. The speaker was Dr. Mae Jemison, an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. Dr. Jemison delivered an inspiring discussion about her passion for science and the arts, space exploration, and embracing life without fear. The ODU WIN celebrated 10 years of connecting women students with local and regional business mentors to promote personal, academic and professional success.  

ODU WIN | Women's Initiative Network Speaker Series

HBCU Spirit Day Photos on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024

HBCU Spirit Photo

HBCU Spirit Day Photo

We're committed to supporting our veterans as they transition into the scientific community. Click here to learn more about the program. If you're interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please use the links below to sign up!

Veteran Mentor Program

Veteran Mentee Program

Have a DEIA idea or concern?

 

JLab Employees & Scientific Users

If you or someone else feels uncomfortable in the workplace or believe you are subjected to a hostile or harassing environment, or have any other related concerns, please contact the Jefferson Lab Ethics Officer, Rhonda Barbosa, immediately at rbarbosa@jlab.org or visit the Lab’s Ethics Hotline at http://www.jsaecp.ethicspoint.com.  Alternately, you may contact your sponsor or the DEI Council at dcouncil@jlab.org.

Jennifer Carter, DEIA Program Manager 

Shana Matthews, DEIA Specialist

To join our mailing list, please click this link! Mailing List 

For anonymous requests, please contact the Ethics Committee

Community Standards 

DEIA Council

DEIA council ambassadors are dedicated representatives advocating for DEIA at the Jefferson Lab. They actively collaborate to support DEIA programs, initiatives, and education. Our DEIA ambassadors' champion DEIA practices, striving to ensure inclusive representation of perspectives to foster innovation and promote an enriched scientific community and workplace. 

We encourage everyone to contact our ambassadors with feedback or information, to ensure pertinent information is addressed during our council meetings. Click DEIA Council Ambassadors below to view a list of our council members. 

DEIA Council Ambassadors

DEIA Council Charter

DEIA Strategic Plan & Policy
DEIA Engagement

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, members of the JLab team attended the Old Dominion University Women's Initiative Network (ODU WIN) Speaker Series. The speaker was Dr. Mae Jemison, an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. Dr. Jemison delivered an inspiring discussion about her passion for science and the arts, space exploration, and embracing life without fear. The ODU WIN celebrated 10 years of connecting women students with local and regional business mentors to promote personal, academic and professional success.  

ODU WIN | Women's Initiative Network Speaker Series

HBCU Spirit Day Photos on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024

HBCU Spirit Photo

HBCU Spirit Day Photo

We're committed to supporting our veterans as they transition into the scientific community. Click here to learn more about the program. If you're interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please use the links below to sign up!

Veteran Mentor Program

Veteran Mentee Program