WiN Global, a not-for-profit organization, currently has around 25,000 members including national chapters’ members and individuals from 102 countries and is still growing. Membership includes women working professionally in medicine and health care, in regulatory authorities, in industry and as independent researchers. The members have a common commitment to provide information and communicate with the public. Men are very welcome to join.

  • Promoting diversity in nuclear through networking, advocating for women in nuclear, and informing the nuclear debate.

  • Past Events

    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

    Conference delegates

    This conference also saw the signing of the Women in Nuclear Declaration for the Earth Climateacknowledging 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).

    Monitoring the planet for nuclear explosions 1 Jas, Sarah and Amy at Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant

    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

    Nuclear and dragons - what everyone wants to see Beijing 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.

    Beijing Conference delegates

    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.

    New AP1000 nuclear power reactors Beijing 2017


    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.


    WiNners at the Imperial Palace Beijing 2017

    Hidden Figures – Movie Screening & Networking Drinks

    Blue French FIlm Poster (1)

    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


    International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES)


    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.

    Conference delegates Abu Dhabi 2016

    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.

    A conference session Abu Dhabi 2016

    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.

    Kylie and Rebecca with their posters Abu Dhabi 2016

    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

    Harbour Cruise

    Registrations Open

    Tuesday 21st October

    Conference Opening

    Plenary Presentations

    Cocktail Reception

    Wednesday 22nd October

    Technical Presentations

    Country Reports

    General Assembly

    Gala Dinner

    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)