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IAEA Hosts Event With Over 400 Women Building a Career in Nuclear in Celebration of International Women’s Day


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) works to address the underrepresentation of women in the nuclear field through the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) and the Lise Meitner Programme (LMP). By enabling more women to enter and pursue careers in the nuclear field, the programmes help build the future nuclear workforce.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the IAEA will host an event, For More Women in Nuclear: IAEA Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship and the Lise Meitner Programmes, on 7-8 March. Over 400 programme recipients will participate in career talk sessions and networking activities, including with senior experts and representatives of the nuclear industry.

Director General Grossi will open the event on 7 March at 14:00 CET in Boardroom B, on the first floor of the M-Building of the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria. The opening session, which is open to the media, will include a high-level panel discussion. The panel will focus on breaking barriers and supporting the next generation of women leaders.

The plenary sessions of the event are open to media and will also be live streamed. Click here for more information.

There will be a group photo opportunity with Director General Grossi on 7 March at 13:30 CET, from the first floor of the VIC Rotunda. At the closing session, also open to the media, a “Statement for more Women in Nuclear” will be presented by the programme recipients to the IAEA and will be published here.

This event will bring together MSCFP students and alumnae, and the LMP participants, to exchange ideas and to strengthen their network and leadership skills. This is also an occasion for industry to meet with this rapidly growing community of women nuclear experts and explore opportunities to advance their careers.

Watch the announcement of the event made by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi on 7 November 2023, the birthday of these two great scientists.

The IAEA welcomes partnering with public and private sectors, academia and civil society to work together for more women in nuclear. The programme is being finalized and will be made available here.

For more information and information on how to participate in the event, please contact press@iaea.org and  IWD2024@iaea.org.

Last update: 13 Mar 2024

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