The mandate of the Early Career, Gender & Diversity (ECGD) office is to
oversee the well being and working environment of all LHCb members. The
ECGD office was created by the LHCb management in 2014. Since March
2019, the role of the ECGD office is defined in the LHCb constitution.
One ECGD officer is invited to attend the LHCb Collaboration Board as a
The ECGD officers advise the LHCb management and act as LHCb contacts
for all matters related to ECGD. They are available for listening to and
advising - in a confidential manner - colleagues who have witnessed or
have been subject to harassment, discrimination or other inappropriate
behaviour. They help raise awareness in the collaboration for topics
related to ECGD, for example by organizing regular meetings within the
collaboration and by advertising related activities that are ongoing
outside the collaboration.
In this talk we briefly introduce the ECGD office, we share the
experience gained over the last years, and we present our vision for the
future evolution of the ECGD.