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:
- 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
- NTI will
update, within six months, its policies and procedures to ensure that they
promote gender equality within the workforce.
- NTI will
conduct annual training focused on promoting respect for diversity within
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 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.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018