American Nuclear Society partners with Equal by 30 campaign for gender equality

June 25, 2020, 11:02AMPress Releases

La Grange Park, IL – The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is proud to announce today its partnership with the Equal by 30 campaign. ANS joins over 145 other public and private sector organizations committed to taking concrete action toward achieving equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.

Equal by 30 is a campaign under the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E) International Initiative, a multi-country-led effort to accelerate the participation of women in the world’s clean energy transition and to close the gender gap in employment opportunities and earnings. C3E International is a joint initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

“As the voice of nuclear engineers and scientists, ANS is committed to taking action for achieving gender equality in the workforce,” said ANS’s new President Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar. “Women must be encouraged and recognized for the contributions they make in nuclear science and technology.”

Dunzik-Gougar assumed the ANS presidency on June 11 from her predecessor Marilyn Kray, who will remain on the ANS Board of Directors for one year as Immediate Past President.

ANS’s partnership with Equal by 30 follows on the recent announcement that ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy has joined Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP), continuing ANS’s commitment to breaking down gender barriers in the field of nuclear policy.

Previously, Kray represented ANS as a Gender Champion after joining in 2019, at the recommendation of the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee.

“Fighting for gender equality within the nuclear profession is a vital part of making our community more inclusive and dynamic,” said Piercy. “ANS is committed to not only recognizing the contributions of women in nuclear but amplifying their voices as well.”

For more information on the Equal by 30 initiative, visit

Established in 1954, ANS is an international professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 9,500 members represent government, academia, research laboratories, medical facilities, and private industry. ANS’s mission is to advance, foster, and spur the development and application of nuclear science, engineering, and technology to benefit society.

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