Women bring a whole different perspective to the nuclear sector.
That’s the view of Miranda Kirschel, Energy Advisor at EY.
She also leads the Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) organisation, which aims to encourage them to develop a career in the sector and promote dialogues with other women out in the public.
Speaking to ELN she said: “The reality is we see things a little bit differently, we bring something new to the party, we tend to associate with some of the motive issues which perhaps in a meeting with men, only men, you wouldn’t necessarily get so you miss out on some really important elements.
“I think the important thing is also that men are part of this so it’s really important that men as leaders in the industry, as the people who can implement operations, who are choosing the resources that are going to deliver the projects, take ownership of this and ensure that diversity and inclusion are foremost in their companies and in all the operations they do.”
She believes women are concerned about the nuclear industry because “they don’t really know a lot about it”.
According to Ms Kirschel, WiN UK has created an industry charter so companies commit to employ more women and also provide tool kits to help them achieve a balance in the industry.