At Goddard Space and Flight Center (GSFC), the role of the Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC) is to assist the Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM) in pinpointing and eradicating any barriers that may hinder the outreach, recruitment, and/or employment of women. Through the eradication of any barriers that an employee may face, we strive to build an equitable and inclusive workplace where all employees can contribute to the success of GSFC and work to their full potential.
The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity - Goddard (ODEO) aims to protect the civil rights of all employees and further equity, diversity and inclusion at Goddard. The Women’s Advisory Committee was created to serve as a collaborative partner with the SEPM and act as their eyes and ears in the GSFC community and share any concerns or issues raised in the workplace with the SEPM.
The function of the WAC is to assist in strengthening the outreach, recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the GSFC community. Advisory committees serve as a partners that assist the SEPM in educating and advising changes at all levels of the Center’s leadership. The communication between the EOPO and Center leadership ensures equity, diversity and inclusion is not only aspiration, but is an actuality for all GSFC employees. GSFC is a workplace that values equal employment opportunity, creating an environment free of harassment and discrimination, and is built upon leadership that embraces inclusion of all employees.
At GSFC, our devotion to diverse populations exceed federal laws. We are dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout all facets of each individual’s identity. We believe our employees are our greatest assets, thus it is our duty to ensure each employee is given the opportunity, tools and resources to enhance their careers beyond identity barriers. The WAC plays a significant role in fulfilling the EOPO’s mission of, cultivating a culture of equity, fairness and inclusion where diverse talent is empowered and leveraged to advance GSFC’s mission and operations in service of the community.
Points of Contact at EOPO:
Name: Renee King
Advisory Committee Leadership:
Chair: Jennifer Neptune (Acting 2021) Becky Pike (Incoming 2022)
Co-Chairs: Kelly Busquets & Jennifer Krottinger
Recording Secretary: Kathy Doyle
Lead: Allysha Sneed
Senior Champion: Dr. Christyl Johnson
Monthly meetings for the WAC are held monthly every 2nd Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. To learn more about WAC initiatives, visit their public TEAMS space at: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3ae891fc2efd7c409e85b0706197bfdc69%40thread.skype/conversations?groupId=4c74d51e-8c56-4071-8865-3d1f07e636e1&tenantId=7005d458-45be-48ae-8140-d43da96dd17b