Looking through Different Lenses: A Panel Discussion on Intersectionality

On Tuesday, August 6th LEAG along with the A2W and BEST ERG’s hosted an intersectionality event moderated by Jacquie Johnson from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. After giving an introduction to the topic of intersectionality, Jacquie moderated a panel of diverse individuals addressing the topic.

Hampton Roads Pride 2019

LEAG hosted a large booth at Hampton Roads Pridefest in one of our most successful years yet. A breezy but moderately weathered day allowed NASA to interactive with many of the dozens of thousands of people that attend the event. The NASA booth had a long line of people from the public interested in learning about the agency, our mission, and our diversity initiatives.

Out & Equal Workplace Summit 2018

The LEAG Chair traveled to Seattle, WA to attend the Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Conference on behalf of NASA Langley Research Center.  We joined about 6000 other enthusiastic conference-goers for an almost full week of immersive content dedicated to promoting workplace diversity and inclusion.  Major sponsors/presenters at the event included Boeing, American Airlines, Apple, Bank of America, Comcast NBC Universal, Dell, Deloitte, Disney, Northrop Grumman, Sodexo, Wells Fargo, Whirlpool, and many more. More than 90 workshop/panel sessions loaded with curated content related to a number of tracks that included allies, D&I, ERG/BRG, first timer, global, intersectionality, recruiter, and trans inclusion were available to attendees.

The “Leadership” day gave the opportunity to interface with various federal agencies, including but not limited to the CIA, NGA, NSA, FBI, USDA, EPA, GSA, DoD, and the Treasury Dept. This allowed for the discussion of best practices, difficulties, and policies that groups running within the government can encounter. This occasion allowed for the networking that allowed for LaRC to participate with other government agencies as part of a collection of ERG’s that will be able to work together to collaborate and make recommendations for changes that affect all federal agencies. In addition at leadership day, LEAG’s Chair person participated on a panel of 4 federal employees where they answered questions from the audience and from the moderator about ongoing D&I efforts at Langley and issues facing the federal employee community.

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