Lab Resource Groups

A lab resource group (LRG) is a voluntary network led by the Fermi-community that serves as a resource to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace that is aligned with the organization’s mission, values and goals.

LRGs are valuable to an organization for four key reasons:

  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Talent / Leadership Development
  • Outreach

Below are LRGs managed by the Diversity and Inclusion Office.

Women’s Initiative

Mission
To ensure women are respected and valued in the workplace, the Fermilab Women’s Initiative provides a platform for professional growth and empowerment.
Vision
All members of the Fermilab community contribute to an equitable workplace environment. The Fermilab Women’s Initiative is focused on the ways in which women have an impact on the workplace and the importance of promoting gender equity.
Contact
Jennifer Gondorchin, Lita Scott, Kathryn Zappia                  Sponsor: Robert Roser, PhD, CIO

Documents / Agendas/ Minutes

Fermilab African-American/Black Association

Mission
To serve as a resource and advocate for the lab’s black diaspora by encouraging and supporting an inclusive environment at Fermilab.
Vision
The group will directly contribute to Fermilab’s goal of retaining and recruiting a culturally diverse workforce by developing and fostering an environment which will allow African-Americans and allies to thrive as professionals.

Fermilab Chinese Society

Mission
To serve as a resource for the lab’s Chinese community by encouraging and supporting an inclusive environment at Fermilab.
Vision
The group will directly contribute to Fermilab’ s goal of retaining and recruiting a culturally diverse workforce by developing and fostering an environment which will allow the Chinese community to thrive as professionals.
Contact
Please email the Chinese Society or join the WeChat group (FNAL Chinese Society) using your smartphone.

Hispanic/Latino Forum

Mission
To advocate for educational, vocational and employment opportunities on behalf of Hispanic, Latino and people of Latin or Spanish cultures or origins, regardless of race.
Vision
The Hispanic/Latino Forum is focused on actively increasing awareness and providing inspiration and motivation to the Fermilab community to contribute to an equitable workplace environment for all on site.

Spectrum

Mission
To build awareness and provide resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allies (LGBTQA+) community in order to foster an environment of understanding, acceptance, and equality for all within the laboratory community.
Vision
The group will focus on promoting equity at all levels, advancing LGBTQA+ friendly policies and benefits, promoting an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment, and participating in outreach activities.

Veterans Group

Mission
To serve as a workplace resource for military veterans, and the families and friends of military service men and women at Fermilab.
Effort

Host annual Veteran’s Day luncheon

Promote workplace inclusion and employment efforts by:

  • Building collegiality, visibility and an information sharing network
  • Identifying professional development and workshop opportunities
  • Serving as ambassadors for lab’s veteran outreach initiatives
Contact
Gregory Gilbert