Saint John, New Brunswick (Monday, May 31, 2021) – Moltex Energy is proud to sponsor a virtual event on gender equality in the energy sector, hosted by Maritimes Energy Association (MEA) and featuring University of Calgary Chancellor and long-time journalist Deborah Yedlin.
About the event:
WHAT: Virtual event on gender equality in the energy sector.
WHO: Deborah Yedlin
WHEN: Wednesday, June 2 at 1pm AT / 12pm ET
WHERE: Register online. Tickets are $25 for MEA members and $50 for non-members.
About the speaker:
Deborah Yedlin was appointed Chancellor of the University of Calgary in July 2018. For nearly two decades, Yedlin has been observing, commenting and writing about business and politics for as a journalist for the Financial Post, Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald newspapers. She has also been a regular commentator for CBC Radio and Television, and CTV since 1996.
Yedlin is also very active in the Calgary community. She has served on the board of a number of organizations, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Opera, YMCA Calgary, United Way Calgary, and Winsport. She was also co-chair of the 2016 United Way Campaign, which raised more than $55 million.
About gender equality:
In Canada, women make up less than one quarter of the people employed in STEM careers and less than one fifth of the nuclear sector’s workforce. Research shows that businesses that actively support gender equality tend to make better business decisions – and ultimately make more money.
“Gender equality is a major issue in the nuclear sector, and one that we are working hard to address,” said Rory O’Sullivan, CEO North America, Moltex Energy. “Our goal at Moltex is to close the gender gap by instituting policies that ensure equal pay, equal treatment, equal representation on leadership teams, and equal access to training and career-building opportunities.”
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Moltex is a privately held company striving to solve the world’s most critical challenge: providing sufficient clean, reliable and affordable energy. In collaboration with innovators and energy experts, the company is developing a small modular reactor that will help keep fossil fuels in the ground. Moltex was selected by NB Power and the Government of New Brunswick to progress development of its reactor technology in New Brunswick, Canada, with the aim of deploying its first reactor at the Point Lepreau site by the early 2030s.