Kudos to Gladys Oddoye & Danny Grieb: Excellence in Management Award Recipients

April 22, 2021

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One IT colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Gladys Oddoye in IST Telecom and Danny Grieb in IST Enterprise Data & Analytics for being awarded the Excellence in Management (EIM) award! Recipients are nominated directly by their staff and recognized for leading their teams and team members to meaningful accomplishments this past year. 

A virtual award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 4 from 2-4 p.m. where Gladys and Danny will be honored along with 82 other recipients. The full list of 2021 recipients will be posted on the EIM website the day of the ceremony.

The EIM Awards theme this year was Leading in Difficult Times. The theme highlights leadership which demonstrates and encourages resilience, inclusiveness, compassion, adaptiveness, work-life balance, and well-being/morale with their staff.

Recipients of the award exemplify the theme in one or more of the following ways: 

  • Resilience, adaptiveness: manager/supervisor models resilience in strenuous situations, adaptability to constantly changing circumstances, and builds up team members by being a source of strength and dependability.

  • Active and intentional engagement around diversity, inclusion, and belonging: manager/supervisor is always mindful of cultural distinctions, welcomes differing viewpoints, looks to strengthen team dynamics, and nurtures an environment of inclusivity.

  • Compassion, work-life balance, well-being/morale: manager/supervisor encourages work/life balance of team members, supports mental health and well-being, and is sympathetic and understanding of team members.

Gladys was also featured in a UC Women Who Rock IT article last month for her work scaling up Zoom at the beginning of the pandemic and her team’s continued support of the service ever since. 

Kudos to Gladys and Danny! A sincere thank you to you both for your exceptional leadership.


Jenn Stringer, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer

Related Links: EIM Award Info & Past Recipients | Berkeley Staff Assembly | Spot Awards | Pay IT Forward