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We are frank, fearless and female

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Just over week ago Nicole Cowles was interviewed by ITV Border for one of a series of programmes titled “We are Frank, Fearless and Female” that was broadcast to mark International Women’s Day 2020. Nicole gives us an insight into being a transgender woman and working for a equal opportunities employer that welcomes equality, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.

Is there a science to success in STEM?

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Rebecca Ballantyne sitting down reading a story to children

Rebecca Ballantyne, a Sellafield Ltd scientist, thought she wanted a career in forensic science, yet ended up at Sellafield and on an international stage and named as one of the top 20 female scientists in the world. She is passionate about promoting STEM subjects and here she shares her tips for how to get the most out of STEM subjects.

From HR and recruitment to Quality at Sellafield. My route into STEM.

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a portrait of Philippa Hawley

Celebrating International Women's Day continues with another inspirational female who has just been included in the 2020 Northern Power Women Future list, She tells us about her career path from a history and philosophy degree to a job in quality.

Creating a gender-balanced workforce

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In the week that International Women's Day is being celebrated, Claire Gallery-Strong, Head of Business Improvements at Sellafield Ltd and chair of Women in Nuclear, is spreading the world about gender equality in the workplace. Here, she gives us her 6 top tips on how we can all make a difference..

The NDA’s ‘Grand Challenges’ for technical innovation

Two scientists wearing 3D goggles

Sara Huntingdon, the NDA’s Head of Innovation, explains why the NDA group is committed to taking more of a lead on innovation as it launches its Grand Challenges for Technical Innovation.

Celebrating World Digital Preservation Day

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Jenny Mitcham and Paul Wheatley from the DPC outside Oldbury's reactor building

On World Digital Preservation Day tomorrow, Jenny Mitcham, Head of Good Practice and Standards for the Digital Preservation Coalition, is spreading the word about digital preservation. Here, she reflects on her work for the NDA and provides an update on progress.

Dounreay learning shared at Japanese fast reactor

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The NDA and two of its major contractors are sharing experience gained at Dounreay to help dismantle an experimental fast breeder reactor in Japan. Commercial manager Sarah Groves discusses the work, and how it’s helping to foster dialogue between the two communities.

Building a sustainable process with the community at its heart

Marie Berggren, from the Swedish municipality of Östhammar, shares her thoughts on the journey her community has taken within the Swedish geological disposal programme.