At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), our people are our strength. Their voices tell our story. At PNNL, we are committed to solving the world’s most challenging problems and answering its most elusive questions. Diversity and inclusion of people and thought is part of our unique social fabric, and a key to our research success. It is also a daily personal commitment and expectation.
The video below features our colleagues at PNNL who volunteered to share their personal stories. We applaud and thank them for their courage and vulnerability. This video was commissioned by the PNNL Diversity & Inclusion Council stewarded by the Diversity, Inclusion and EEO Manager. It is the first of a series of videos exploring what diversity and inclusion mean to us, told through personal testimonies of the individuals who work here at PNNL.
We aspire to be a model organization and a valued partner in the communities where we live and work. We respect and value individual differences among colleagues and neighbors. We seek collaboration and diverse points of view, and recognize and reward our staff who embody these values. In all these ways, we demonstrate our desire to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
“At PNNL, we are committed to fostering a work environment that fully embraces and values diversity and inclusion. By doing so, we benefit from a breadth of perspectives, insights, and experiences that enables the innovation and creativity one expects of a DOE national laboratory.”
– Steven Ashby, Laboratory Director
To encourage inclusion, our Employee Resource Groups offer professional, educational, and social activities that provide a culturally diverse and collaborative environment for PNNL employees. The groups host speakers and events, connect with community groups, share resources, and create safe spaces.