Women and the NICE Future initiative: Building the gender-inclusive workforce of the future


In this webinar, a multinational panel of experts discuss how the:

  • NICE Future initiative hopes to collaborate within the CEM to foster a more diverse and gender inclusive workforce in the nuclear sector around the world
  • Nuclear sector is promoting women to leadership positions and encouraging the next generation of girls and women in STEM fields.

Webinar participants hear about CEM's Equal by 30 Campaign, which was launched at CEM9 in 2018 and is co-led by Canada and Sweden. The campaign is a commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030. Equal by 30 asks companies and governments to endorse principles and take concrete actions to support women in the sector to help close the gender gap. Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States are all are signatories.

Participants also hear about the CEM Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Technology Collaboration Program (C3E TCP), which aims to advance women's leadership in the clean energy field by harnessing all talent. The program enhances international collaboration and increases visibility for gender issues, bringing together a network of 6,000 experts. The C3E was launched at CEM8 in 2017 by founding members Canada, Italy, and Sweden. Since then, Australia, Austria, Chile, the Czech Republic, Finland, and the United States have joined the initiative.


  • Suzie Jaworowski, Vice-Chair of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Technology Collaboration Program; and Senior Advisor for Policy and Communications, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy, United States
  • Alexandra Nowak, Former C3E TCP Desk Officer, Program Specialist, U.S. OECD Mission, France
  • Per-Anders Widell, Former C3E TCP Vice-Chair, International Energy Agency, Programme Manager, Energy Technology Division, France
  • C3E Representative, Canada (invited)
  • Agneta Rising, Director General, World Nuclear Association, London; and cofounder, Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global, United Kingdom
  • Yeonhee Ha, Head of Division of Radiological Protection and Human Aspects of Nuclear Safety, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, France
  • Jhansi Kandasamy, Vice Chair, U.S. WiN, United States
  • Beccy Pleasant, Nuclear Skills Lead, Nuclear Skills Strategy Group, United Kingdom

All NICE Future initiative webinar presentations are followed by question-and-answer sessions with webinar participants.
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