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Webinar on Gender Diversity - Best Practices and Lessons for Growth Opportunities

16 December 2020 - 16 December 2020 Online, Public Event

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Workshop on autonomous and remotely operated systems: Benefits and challenges to nuclear security


WINS designed its Gender Champions Programme in 2018 to promote a diverse and inclusive nuclear security workforce and support the full participation of women in the sector. The programme is supported by the Government of Canada and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway.

WINS is an International Gender Champion and a Gender Champion for Women in Nuclear Policy. WINS is in active partnership with Women in Nuclear Global as well as the Group of Friends for Women in Nuclear, a group of Vienna-based ambassadors who advocate for greater representation of women in nuclear.

The WINS Gender Programme is designed around outreach efforts to advance its key objectives, which include increasing participation to 30% by the end of 2020.

The Government of Norway has funded WINS to increase the professional participation of women from OECD ODA countries in radioactive source security management to build capacity and strengthen and sustain radioactive source security through development of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

One of the ways that WINS intends to achieve this goal is to promote greater professional participation in radioactive source security management by exposing a wider audience to women leaders and subject matter experts in specific fields.

In Part 3 of the webinar series, experts in radioactive source security shared their lessons learned and best practices for recruitment, career growth, training and certification. The webinar was co-moderated by Rhonda Evans, Lead for the WINS Gender Champions Programme and Ms Patricia Godoy Kain, an international expert in radioactive source security. 

Our special guests for the webinar were:

  • Ms.  Lydia Paredes, Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Ms.  Maria Victoria Lodesi, Autoridad Reguladora Nuclear (ARN), Argentina
  • Ms.  Mercy Muriithi, Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Kenya


  • Review elements key to radioactive source security as discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of the series
  • Share lessons learned for competence-based recruitment, career growth and opportunities, training and certification
  • Discuss best practices with subject matter experts on building robust competences needed for radioactive source security

Reference materials

The Special Report on Gender and Nuclear Security

WINS gender webpages here.

WINS Academy Certification Programme here.

Part 1 of the webinar series is available here.

Part 2 of the webinar series is available here.


Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020 from 16:00-17:00 (CET)

Duration: 60 minutes

Language: English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation

Recording: The webinar recording is available here.

If you have any questions please contact: Mehri.Avlyakulova@wins.org

Contact Information

   Rhonda Evans

   Mehri Avlyakulova


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