Supporting talented people with a wide range of ideas, backgrounds, and experiences

The Laboratory's Diversity and Inclusion Office works to recruit the best technical and support talent from a diverse national pool of candidates, foster a work environment built on trust and inclusion, and adapt training and development approaches to ensure the professional growth of the Laboratory's diverse staff.

Employee resource groups are open to all Laboratory personnel and are resources to help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.

LLNEN

The New Employee Network (LLNEN) is a social networking group for new hires to help them transition into the Laboratory culture.

A brown-bag lunch hosted by LLNEN members brought Marc Bernstein, Associate Director, far right, to share his background and leadership advice.
A brown-bag lunch hosted by LLNEN members brought Marc Bernstein, Associate Director, far right, to share his background and leadership advice.

OPEN

The Out Professional Employee Network (OPEN) provides a forum for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community at Lincoln Laboratory. OPEN strives to make Lincoln Laboratory an environment in which LGBT+ employees can thrive and feel comfortable.

OPEN members and supporters attend the annual Pride Parade in Boston.
OPEN members and supporters attend the annual Pride Parade in Boston.

LLHLN

The Lincoln Laboratory Hispanic/Latino Network (LLHLN) is a community that fosters awareness of Hispanic culture and promotes networking and professional development for its members. LLHLN events provide a warm environment for employees to share ideas, experiences, language, and culture.

LLHLN members organized a food drive last summer.
LLHLN members organized a food drive last summer.

LLWN

Lincoln Laboratory Women's Network (LLWN) seeks to promote the recruitment, retention, and achievement of female employees and provides a forum in which women across the Laboratory can share experiences, strategies for success, and information about available resources.

LLWN hosted a panel discussion in celebration of Women's History Month, during which members shared their experiences transitioning to management roles in fields that are predominantly led by men and discussed ways to address workplace inequality.
LLWN hosted a panel discussion in celebration of Women's History Month, during which members shared their experiences transitioning to management roles in fields that are predominantly led by men and discussed ways to address workplace inequality.

LED

Lincoln Employees with Disabilities (LED) supports employees with disabilities and helps to create an efficient and accessible workspace that is inclusive to all. Additionally, LED is dedicated to supporting employees who have family members with disabilities.

A LED committee member, Gary Brendel, helped organize a seminar for employees to learn more about the Puffin, a wireless sip-and-puff joystick controller designed by MIT students for a client with cerebral palsy.
A LED committee member, Gary Brendel, helped organize a seminar for employees to learn more about the Puffin, a wireless sip-and-puff joystick controller designed by MIT students for a client with cerebral palsy.

LEAN

The Lincoln Employees' African American Network (LEAN) addresses the concerns and issues faced by African American employees and prospective candidates. LEAN has hosted and participated in a wide range of events. These events include recruiting efforts, community outreach, professional development seminars, and external networking opportunities.

The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, hosted by LEAN, celebrates the impact that King has had on increasing diversity and inclusion within the technical domain.
The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, hosted by LEAN, celebrates the impact that King has had on increasing diversity and inclusion within the technical domain.

RCG

Recent College Graduates (RCG) is a networking group for new employees who are transitioning from college life. RCG activities include social networking events and trips, lunchtime meetings with Laboratory leadership, community involvement, and peer-to-peer technical presentations to garner feedback in a supportive environment.

RCG volunteers organized a Science on Saturday event, teaching kids about the science of sound with the help of a mad scientist.
RCG volunteers organized a Science on Saturday event, teaching kids about the science of sound with the help of a mad scientist.

LLVETS

The Lincoln Laboratory Veterans' Network (LLVETS) recognizes Laboratory employees who are U.S. veterans, supports veterans who are transitioning directly from the military, provides outreach to local active-duty troops and veterans, and creates a network that informs its members of activities and legislation affecting veterans.

During the annual Veterans' Appreciation Luncheon, employees who served stand for a moment of recognition.
During the annual Veterans' Appreciation Luncheon, employees who served stand for a moment of recognition.

PALS

Pan Asian Laboratory Staff (PALS) promotes and builds awareness of the variety of Asian cultures present at the Laboratory and offers opportunities for its members to congregate and share experiences.

Laboratory employee Charles Hughes performed Japanese folk music on the koto, a traditional stringed instrument, at the Lunar New Year celebration.
Laboratory employee Charles Hughes performed Japanese folk music on the koto, a traditional stringed instrument, at the Lunar New Year celebration.