On December 19, 2022, Tatiana Terentyeva, Deputy Director General for Human Resources at ROSATOM, spoke at the plenary session Women's Leadership 2.0. New Opportunities in a Perfect Storm held as part of the IV International Forum for Women in the Nuclear Industry.
The plenary session also involved Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Council of the Eurasian Women's Forum at the Federation Council; Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of MISIS National Research Technological University; and Marina Medvedeva, Director of Sibur LLC. Moderating the event was Alexandra Ryabykh, co-founder of Foundation for Support and Development of Women's Initiatives "Association of Women in Nuclear Industry", member of the Council of Eurasian Women's Forum at the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
The participants discussed adaptation of "women's agenda" to the "perfect storm" environment, new opportunities and the changing role of women in technology and innovation, reorientation of personnel strategies of large industrial companies in terms of building sustainable future human capital and career guidance programs for the younger generation.
Tatyana Terentyeva noted that in Rosatom, women hold leading positions both in science and in management, and also pointed out the fact that enterprises with an inclusive environment and diversity of opportunities have a higher level of labor productivity.
"Unfortunately, there are still some problems today in the area of gender balance," notes ROSATOM's Deputy Director General for Human Resources. - We see that at job interviews, women have much lower salary expectations than men with similar or even lower qualifications. At the same time, studies show that women are more demanding of themselves; for them, the content and meaning of the work is more important than the financial component. And this is characteristic not only for Russia, but for the whole world.”
At the same time, according to Tatiana Terentyeva, almost half of Russian women are not active in the labor market. "This means that we as employers must see in this situation the potential that we can use in the interests of the economy and to solve the most important tasks of the industry," she says. - Rosatom has already launched a program to develop the leadership potential of female executives, AtomDebates are held to help women present their positions more confidently, the Women of Nuclear Industry community is developing, and mentoring sessions are held for female engineering students and schoolgirls in the cities where Rosatom operates".
The 4th International Forum of Women in Nuclear Industry brought together Russian and international experts, female technological leaders from 13 countries of Central, South-East and South Asia, Africa, Central Europe and other regions, Rosatom specialists, representatives of industrial and tech companies, young scientists and experts in STEM fields. It has become a large-scale platform for presenting new opportunities for women in the field of high technology and innovation in the changed economic conditions.
Organizers of the event: Foundation for Support and Development of Women's Initiatives "Association of Women in the Nuclear Industry" with the support of ROSATOM.