Enec installs second reactor vessel at Barakah

Originally published at https://www.thenational.ae/uae Second reactor vessel at Barakah plant is giant step in energy self-sufficiency plan, delivered safely and on schedule. ABU DHABI // The UAE completed another milestone on Wednesday in its groundbreaking nuclear power programme. Enec, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation,has installed the plant’s second reactor vessel, which is where energy production takes… Continue Reading

Powering on: Lady Barbara Judge on nuclear tech, corporate governance and women

Originally published at https://japantoday.com/ TOKYO – Lady Barbara Judge CBE was once described by BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” as the best-connected woman in Britain. She has seen a number of achievements across her career, leading to her CBE appointment in 2010 for services in the nuclear and financial industries. She is the first female chairman… Continue Reading

Training the UAE’s nuclear pioneers at the Barakah plant

Originally published at https://www.thenational.ae/uae ABU DHABI // The five consoles in the Barakah nuclear plant training simulator may not look like much, but they are a second home for students learning to operate the complex systems at the plant. The Emirati trainees, in groups of five at a time, spend hundreds of hours during the… Continue Reading

Start-up HiBob raises another £14 million for HR platform

Originally published at https://www.standard.co.uk/ A Shoreditch-based start-up chaired by Lady Barbara Judge has raised another £14 million for its growth, just four months after officially launching its human resources software. HiBob’s latest cash injection came from US investment firm Battery Ventures, as well as Fidelity’s venture capital fund Eight Roads Ventures. Early backers include TransferWise chief… Continue Reading

Team sports give girls confidence in their careers and parents should encourage them to play, says top woman boss

Team sports give girls confidence in their careers and parents should encourage them to play, says top woman boss

Originally published at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html Parents and teachers should encourage girls to play team sports to help them in their future careers, says one of Britain’s top woman bosses. Lady Barbara Judge, the first female president of the Institute of Directors, says that joining in a sport such as hockey, netball or soccer may help girls grow… Continue Reading

Simplicity is key to Nokia revival

Originally published at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/ In 2011, The Sunday Times published a letter from me recounting a conversation I had had with a senior executive of Nokia extolling the benefits of my Nokia 6310i and urging the company to keep it in production. Read more… Continue Reading

Improvements in tech will safeguard UAE’s nuclear future officials claim

Originally published at https://www.thenational.ae/uae ABU DHABI // While countries such as Germany and Italy have chosen to pull back from nuclear power, the Middle East is taking the lead in adopting nuclear energy as one of its future sources of power. But officials said on Tuesday that advancements in new technologies were needed to build public… Continue Reading

Nuclear power can now sweep the developing world – safely

Originally published by City A.M. With everyone fixated on the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme, it is regrettable but perhaps understandable that the world has missed a crucial moment in the history of nuclear non-proliferation.  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the government of Kazakhstan and a host of other international actors have agreed a deal… Continue Reading

Lixil Director Aims to Lead the Charge Against Japan’s Glass Ceiling

Originally published at the Wall Street Journal TOKYO—Thirty-six years ago Barbara Thomas, then an American corporate lawyer, visited Japan as a tourist, drawn by her interest in the country’s porcelain. Now, as Lady Barbara Judge, chairman of the Institute of Directors, a British business networking club, she wants to help Japan break its glass ceiling… Continue Reading