Achieving gender equality in the clean energy sector by 2030 is the goal of Equal by 30, a campaign of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative. ANS joined the campaign on June 25 and is now one of nearly 150 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.
“As the voice of nuclear engineers and scientists, ANS is committed to taking action for achieving gender equality in the workforce,” said ANS President Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar. “Women must be encouraged and recognized for the contributions they make in nuclear science and technology.”
Equal by 30 was launched in May 2018 at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in Copenhagen, Denmark. It operates under the banner of C3E, which is a joint initiative launched in 2010 by the CEM and the International Energy Agency to encourage greater gender diversity in clean energy professions.
ANS’s commitment to Equal by 30 follows the recent announcement that ANS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Craig Piercy is now representing ANS in Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP). ANS Immediate Past President Marilyn Kray joined GNCP in 2019 at the recommendation of the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee.
More information on the Equal by 30 initiative is available by visiting its website.