About WiN Australia
Women-in-Nuclear Australia has three aims:
1. To support an environment in nuclear and radiation science/technology in which women’s participation and contribution is valued and encouraged.
2. To provide a forum in which women in nuclear and radiation fields can network and increase awareness amongst themselves and others, of the diverse research and work members are involved in.
3. To work with like-minded organisations to inform the public and promote the safe and peaceful uses of nuclear and radiation technology.
WiN-Australia communicates with its members through both electronic and face-to-face communication.
Daily industry WNA briefings and bi-monthly WiN newsletters are available to members and Networking and Professional Development events are held several times a year in Sydney, with plans to have meetings Australia-wide in the near future.
An annual Global conference is staged each year, the most recent being the WiN-Global Conference in Sweden in 2012 and the 2013 Conference in South Africa in 2013. The 2014 WiN-Global Conference will be held in Sydney in October 2014.
Membership of WiN is open to any man or woman working in nuclear and radiation related fields, who supports the objectives of WiN-Australia and pledges to adhere to the mission and goals of the WiN-Global and WiN-Australia Charters.
A membership application is required for any individual seeking to join WiN and must include the endorsement of one Board member or two WIN members.
Membership is without charge.
WiN Australia is an independent Chapter of WiN Global.
About WiN Global
Women In Nuclear Global is a worldwide association of individuals, focusing on women, working professionally in various fields of nuclear and radiation applications. The members have a common commitment to provide information and communicate with the public. It is established as non-profit making. The working language of WIN is English.
To be a forum for exchanging information and raising awareness of the benefits of nuclear and radiation applications, and of the safety measures that ensure protection of the public and the environment, thereby enhancing the quality of life.
- WiN aims to develop a dialogue with the public to promote awareness about the factual contribution to people and society from nuclear technologies.
- WiN aims to contribute to knowledge and experience exchange among members and chapters.
- WiN aims to promote career interest in nuclear engineering, science and other nuclear-related professions, especially among women and young people.
Goals and Objectives
- To meet regularly to exchange ideas, information, and experience between members and between WiN chapters.
- To establish WiN chapters in as many locations around the world as possible.
- To create bridges between members in the spirit of equal opportunity and the free exchange of ideas.
- To share or create informational techniques and materials for international use.
Members and Achievements
WiN’s members include men and women working in medicine and health care, regulatory authorities, nuclear operations, nuclear and radiation safety, industry, mining, policy, communications, nuclear/radiation research and research involving nuclear techniques.
In September 2005, WiN was awarded the World Nuclear Association award for Distinguished Contribution to the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Technology. Seventeen individual women were also honoured for their contributions, in areas ranging from medicine & nutrition to work on non-proliferation through the Megatonnes to Megawatts programme, which converts weapons-grade uranium to fuel for power reactors.