March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women. The theme for 2016 is to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. In honor or Women’s History Month Berkeley Lab has profiled Facilities Division Director Reva Nickelson, as well as two Biosciences women, Shiela Dixson and Lauren Lui:
Shiela Dixson, a financial analyst matrixed to the Biosciences University/Hill Operations, who left the Lab March 15 for a new position at Livermore, talks about achieving her life goals of obtaining her MBA and creating a nonprofit for mentoring underprivileged girls.
Lauren Lui, a postdoctoral fellow in Adam Arkin’s bioengineering lab, has been at the Lab for only 5 months but has already taken on the role of secretary with the Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council. As a postdoc, she says, having a good mentor is key to a female scientist’s career.
Read their inspiring stories on the Diversity & Inclusion at Berkeley Lab website.