Bringing more women into nuclear organisations

September 28, 2022

Increasing the number of women making a career in nuclear organisations was a key topic at this week’s 66th conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  

“Diversity, including gender diversity, is beneficial for innovation, and bringing together their varied experiences and world views, said Margaret Doane, IAEA's Deputy Director General. “Diverse teams are better able to understand problems and find solutions.”

Currently women comprise less than a quarter of the professional staff in the nuclear sector globally, and there are even fewer women in senior roles. “This gender gap harms the sector as diversity opens more opportunities and brings more talents,” said Dominique Mouillot, President of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global.

Since 2020 the IAEA has supported young women working for Masters degrees in nuclear science, safety and security through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP).  Over 200 students from 93 countries have participated in this programme and its internships.

For the full story please see:  Bringing More Women to Nuclear – Human Resource Strategies for Gender Equality in Nuclear Organizations | IAEA

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