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Women urged to consider career in nuclear industry

Although the nuclear energy sector is growing, the number of women working in it remains low, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

As nuclear technology is used in medicine, agriculture and food security, for example, the UN agency is urging young women to consider careers in the field by studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known collectively as STEM.

Janice Dunn Lee is the IAEA’s first woman Deputy Director General. She also heads its Department of Management.