This time, a wave of women’s professional development programs in nuclear energy was picked up by 40 representatives of the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Leading Ukrainian and international profile speakers conducted a training section for participants on the prospects and new trends in the industry, as well as a motivational part with an interactive lecture, practical exercises and a survey on gender and equal opportunities for men and women in the company.
From the partners of the event, namely the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority – Beata Mach, Project Manager on International Policy and Cooperation, supported the participants and expressed hope for fruitful cooperation with Energoatom, what will help strengthen the gender balance in the team and promote professional development of women in nuclear energy in general.
The presentation of the policy on gender parity of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was presented by Peter Frobel, Director of the Human Resources Department, former UN cooperator (UNICEF, ESCAP, UNOPS) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and expert of Nuclear Energy Department, former Head of the SNRCU Tetyana Kilochytska.
“First of all, we should consider a person as a professional, not in the context of his or her gender,” Natalia Klos said during her speech. – The participants of our seminar are concerned about issues no less special than themselves. For example: the question of self-realization without the age restrictions – on their own willingness to “move mountains.” It is very nice to hear inspiring stories from the women of Rivne NPP, who were able to realize themselves in the chosen field, and, at the same time, to see the support of the management of the nuclear power plant. This is a good motivation for professional growth, as well as a significant marker of industry development,” said Natalia Klos, Director of Regional Development and Cooperation at WIN Ukraine. In her speech, she revealed the concept of “gender” and the stereotypes that arise in society regarding this concept, as well as aspects of Ukrainian legislation on gender equality.
“The WIN Ukraine team expresses its respect to Energoatom for its treatment of
women and fruitful work on their professional development, and also thanks the
Swedish Radiation Safety Authority for its important partnership support,” said
Margaryta Rayets, President of WiN Ukraine.
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