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NTI Joins Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy

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Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J.
Moniz announced today that NTI will participate in Gender Champions in Nuclear
Policy.  The new initiative brings
together the heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed
to breaking down gender barriers and making gender equality a working reality
in their spheres of influence.  Joan
Rohlfing, NTI president, joins Moniz as a Gender Champion. They announced the
following commitments:

  1. NTI will work
    over the next five years to sustain or enhance gender diversity in its
    leadership team and staff, Board of Directors, and symposia and seminar
    presenters.
  2. NTI will
    update, within six months, its policies and procedures to ensure that they
    promote gender equality within the workforce. 
  3. NTI will
    conduct annual training focused on promoting respect for diversity within
    the workplace.

Moniz and Rohlfing also made a commitment to avoid whenever
possible appearing on single-sex panels.

“Creativity and
innovation emerge from diversity of experience. We need women at the table to
generate new approaches to the very real challenges the world faces,” said
Moniz. 

“NTI was pleased
to be recognized by Women in International Security’s Gender
Scorecard
as having achieved gender parity at the expert level,”
said Rohlfing. “At the same time, we can and will do more.”

In
the Gender Scorecard, NTI was one of only three Washington, DC think tanks to
reach gender parity among its experts.
NTI
leadership (executive leadership and officers) is 80 percent women. 

About
the Nuclear Threat Initiative

The
Nuclear Threat Initiative works to protect our lives, environment, and quality
of life now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks
with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological,
radiological, chemical, and cyber. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            

CONTACT: Cathy Gwin

202-454-7706, [email protected]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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