ARL selected for legacy award

September 24, 2014

By Joyce M. Conant, ARL Public Affairs

Story Highlights

  • ARL receives 2014 Baltimore Federal Executive Board's Federal Women's Advisory Council Legacy Award
  • Award coincides with Dr. Russell's "People First" campaign and reflects our shared belief that the key to our excellence is our quality workforce
  • Program held in conjunction with Women's Equality Day

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory was honored to receive the 2014 Baltimore Federal Executive Board's Federal Women's Advisory Council Legacy Award at the 32nd Annual Federal Women's Council Employee Development Program at Martin's West on Aug. 26.

ARL received this recognition for making great strides to improve employment and career advancement opportunities, working toward the elimination of sexual harassment in the workplace and by providing a supportive and flexible atmosphere.

The award was accepted by Lt. Col. Thomas Ryan, from the Army Research Office on behalf of ARL's director Dr. Thomas Russell.

"It was indeed a great privilege to accept this award," said Ryan. "The Legacy Award serves as recognition for the tremendous achievements ARL has made to improve the opportunities for women's career advancement and continuous efforts to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. As well as providing an excellent work climate where our professionals are able to make discoveries and innovations that enable our Soldiers to retain their technological edge."

Ryan said the timing of this award could not have been better as it coincides with Dr. Russell's "People First" campaign and reflects our shared belief that the key to our excellence is our quality workforce.

The theme for this year's event was Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment. The theme was developed to inspire and encourage women to continue to display character, courage and commitment in their daily lives and to recognize these attributes.

Awards were received for outstanding woman of the year, outstanding individual awards and the overall organizational award, which was received by ARL.

Also receiving recognition at the event was Sheryl Coleman, ARL, who is a longtime board member of the Federal Women's Council. Coleman received an award of merit for her outstanding efforts in support of the Baltimore Federal Executive Board's Diversity and Inclusion Program for 2014.

"Serving as a member of the Federal Women's Council is all about giving back," said Coleman. "This award represents countless hours of service in providing outstanding training to the federally employed women and men whose organizations makeup the Federal Executive Board."

This year's program was held in August in conjunction with Women's Equality Day.

The daylong program included opening remarks by the Honorable John Sarbanes and the Honorable Elijah Cummings. The keynote speaker, Angela Bailey, chief operating officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, provided a very inspiring speech to women and men in the federal workforce. In addition to the formal program, attendees also attended morning and afternoon workshop sessions.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: September 24, 2014