WiN Global Conference 2015
The theme of the 2015 WiN Global Conference, Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace, reflected its location at the IAEA in Vienna, Austria. Australians Jo Lackenby, Amy Le, Sarah Ballantyne and Jasmin Craufurd-Hill were among 470 participants from 62 countries to hear presentations on topics including
- Career development of women in nuclear-related fields and communication
- Nuclear applications
- Nuclear energy, environment and climate change
- Safeguards and non-proliferation
- IAEA Departments
This conference also saw the signing of the Women in Nuclear Declaration for the Earth Climate, acknowledging the crucial role of nuclear energy in preserving the earth for future generations. WiN took the declaration to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Conference that was held in Paris in December 2015.
The technical tours were a highlight of the conference, and included Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant, Seibersdorf Laboratories and Nuclear Engineering Seibersdorf, MedAustron Ion Beam Therapy Centre and Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO).
WiN Global Conference 2019
The 2019 WiN Global Conference was held in Madrid, Spain on 17-21 June 2019. The conference, with the theme “WiN power to face future challenges” was attended by was attended by over 300 nuclear professionals from 60 countries and 5 continents, including WiN Australia members Jo Lackenby, Jasmin Diab, Patricia Gadd and Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio.
Technical tours offered included the Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant and El Cabril Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility.
WiN Australia AGM 2017
The Women in Nuclear (WiN) Australia Annual General Meeting will be held on 17th November 2017 at the AINSE Theatre, Lucas Heights at 12.00pm. The AGM will be followed by a presentation by WiN member Katrina Van de Ven on her poster at the recent WiN Global Conference held in China.
If you wish to attend please contact us on [email protected] for futher details and information.
WiN Global Conference 2017
On 28 August to 1 September 2017, Jo Lackenby, Katrina Van de Ven and Jasmin Craufurd-Hill were among 350 delegates from 32 countries who met in Beijing, China under the theme ‘Women, Nuclear, Cooperation and Harmony’ for the WiN Global Annual Conference.
WiN Global 2017 highlighted the need for its members to continue communicating the benefits of nuclear energy to the wider public in order to oppose increasing efforts by the anti-nuclear community to eliminate this source of clean energy from countries’ energy portfolios. While this message came at a time when there was a decline in nuclear in some countries (e.g. Germany, Japan, Switzerland , Korea) other countries (e.g. UAE, China, Russia, UK) are embracing nuclear .
Participants were able to undertake technical tours to the Centre of Excellence on Nuclear Security, the CAP 1400 Project and the HTGR reactor in Rongcheng and the AP1000 Project in Haiyang.
In addition, a packed social program included visits to the Great Wall of China and the Imperial Palace as well as the Big Show at the Beijing Liyuan Theater.
WiN President at ANA
WiN Australia President Jo Lackenby is giving a talk at an ANA meeting on 29th June 2017 at 1.00pm at AINSE Theatre Lucas Heights
WiN Global Conference 2016
‘Powering Generations’ was the theme of the 2016 WiN Global Annual Conference, hosted for the first time in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi on 20-23 November 2016. Delegates were challenged by plenary themes such as ‘do you have to be from a ‘STEM’ background to become successful in the nuclear industry?’ in the home of one of the world’s newest nuclear programs.
56 countries were represented by 700 delegates – a change for many who were used to being the only woman in the room! However, they were reminded that putting one woman in a control room may not work to change culture. Men seem to be delighted when they have a woman working with them, but one woman among several men may not change culture and help increase diversity and teamwork – multiple women are often needed.
As part of the technical program delegates had the opportunity to visit the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. ANSTO’s Rebecca Moore and Kylie Olufson presented posters to the conference attendees.
Gender Equity and Networking with ANSTO personnel
During November as part of the value of “trust and respect” the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has run a number of sessions on Gender Equity.One of these events was a women’s networking lunch held on 13th November 2015. Many members of Women in Nuclear Australia are employees of ANSTO.ANSTO has a female workforce that comprises approximately 29% of the total workforce.As a way for women to create more contacts with each other, ANSTO held a lunch, sponsored by the CEO Dr Adi Paterson, on Friday 13th November to help “strengthen women’s networks”.All female staff on the site were invited to attend and over 130 (plus a few children) attended and connected. This was a chance for many of the women who don’t know each other or may work in isolation to make new networks.
But they worked for their lunch, answering questions around challenges they face, the kinds of events they want to see and what equity means to them.As part of the day, all attendees were able to sign up to Women in Nuclear which has resulted in more than 60 new members for Women in Nuclear Australia.
Those in attendance also had an opportunity to meet and listen to Kate Aitken, Managing Director, Human Capital Management for Asia Pacific at Goldman Sachs who has been involved in their successful gender equity programs for many years.She is a member of Chief Executive Women and was an implementation leader for the CEO of Goldman Sachs in Australia in the Male Champions of Change program.
Women in Nuclear Australia will be working with the ANSTO Gender Equity team in 2016 to deliver a program of mentoring and networking events to further strengthen the professional development and opportunities for the women in Australia who work in nuclear.
L-R Jo Lackenby (WiN Australia President), Samantha Arkapaw (ANSTO Gender Equity Team, WiN member), Karen Wolfe (ANSTO Gender Equity Team, WiN member), Kate Aitken (Managing Director Goldman Sachs).
Win Global Conference 2014 Programs and Proceedings
The preliminary conference program and proceedings can be found by clicking here
WiN Conference 2014 Overview
The final conference programme can be found by clicking here and a summary of key events follows:
|Monday 20th October
Board and Executive Meetings
Sydney Walking Tours
|Tuesday 21st October
|Wednesday 22nd October
|Thursday 23rd October
ANSTO Tour (Optional)
Zoo Visits (Optional)
|Friday 24th October
AS Tour ( Optional)
Zoo Visits (Optional)
|Saturday 25th October
Uranium Mine Tour (Optional)