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Члены Совета Евразийского женского форума приняли участие в ежегодной конференции по устойчивому развитию Global Impact Conference 2021

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The Global Impact Conference 2021 on sustainable development was held online for the second year on 2 December 2021.

The event was attended by representatives of the public sector, international organizations, major corporations, the non-profit sector, scientific institutions, and expert communities from more than 30 countries.

The 2021 conference was moderated by an AI virtual host Jaya.

Key speakers at the conference included Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Director General Alexey Likhachev, who noted that the proper combination of ambitions and skills could change the world during the global dialogue ‘Economy of Growth or Economy of Development: Business’s Role in the Energy Transition’, and Rosatom Deputy Director General for Human Resources Tatyana Terentyeva.

Alexandra Ryabykh, co-founder of the Association of Women of the Nuclear Industry Foundation, a member of the Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum, and coordinator of the project ‘Women in the Nuclear Industry: Development Vector’ spoke at the session ‘Driving Diversity and Inclusion’ together with colleagues from Switzerland, Egypt, and China. Ryabykh presented a project that aims to create an industrial women’s community in the nuclear industry that would promote women’s involvement in high-tech industries.

Ryabykh spoke about the importance of involving girls and women in STEM and international cooperation among women experts and scientists. During her speech, she presented the results of an international teleconference among women from the nuclear industry from different countries that was held on the sidelines of the 3rd Eurasian Women’s Forum.

She also noted that the global nuclear community is awaiting the soon-to-be published results of a study conducted under the auspices of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency that encompassed 34 countries, including Russia, on the representation of women in the global nuclear sector. The study examines issues associated with barriers and the positive expectations of women in terms of their career development, work in the nuclear industry, and the creation of conditions for women with children and women in STEM professions.

The conference was organized by Rosatom with the support of the UN Global Compact, Euronews, and the digital partner VK. The event resulted in the creation of a world library of sustainable development case studies. The library materials will be posted on the Eurasian Women’s Forum portal in January 2022.