Lady Idos, MPA is the Deputy Director for the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Lady’s role is to design and implement a DOE-wide strategy to strengthen and integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) within the DOE, in alignment with Presidential directives and Executive Orders.
Currently on assignment at the DOE since August 2021, Lady previously served as the first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). LBNL is a DOE national laboratory managed by the University of California (UC). She was responsible for guiding LBNL and its senior leadership team to develop and execute a comprehensive IDEA strategy and program (for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability) that is embedded in the organizational culture and aligns with the Lab’s research mission.
Some of Lady’s accomplishments include: leading the implementation team to develop DOE’s DEIA Strategic Plan for Executive Order (EO) 14035; contributing towards the development of DOE’s gender equity goals for EO 14020; establishing LBNL’s first IDEA strategic plan; launching the Lab’s first Employee Resource Groups (ERGs); creating the first set of Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines within the national laboratory and UC system; and spearheading an internship program for individuals with disabilities and veterans. Lady is also experienced in HR compliance, e.g., equal employment opportunity (EEO), affirmative action (AA), and U.S. Department of Labor’s OFCCP regulations. She served as an investigator for Title IX and sexual harassment cases; as well as discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Lady serves as a co-chair for Bay Area Council’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee and Chief Diversity Officers group, and advisor for UC Berkeley’s startup accelerator SkyDeck. She was a former Board member for East Bay Innovations, providing social services for adults with developmental disabilities; and former member of the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. She was the 2016 recipient of the Kevin McCauley Memorial Award for Outstanding Staff (UC-wide). Lady holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco; B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz; and earned her Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ladyidos