4th FEM’ENERGIA AWARD: Women of Talent in Nuclear
For the fourth consecutive year, the Fem’Energia Award was presented. The award highlighted the achievements of young women and women who promote gender development through their commitment to the nuclear sector.
Women in Nuclear (WiN) Europe, WiN France and EDF are convinced that jobs in nuclear are often wrongly considered “men’s jobs”. The nuclear sector would benefit from welcoming more women to its ranks. By flagging the achievements of remarkable women since 2009, the Fem’Energia Award promotes the contribution of women to the nuclear sector by highlighting those who have scientific, technical and nuclear technology jobs. The objective of the award is to attract young women and to consolidate their choice of a career in nuclear.
Once again this year’s jury was composed of nuclear experts (specialising in technical fields, training and human resources) who was impressed by the quality of the applicants, their enthusiasm, their exceptional professional commitment and their confidence in the future of their chosen career in nuclear.
The women competed for the award according to several categories, students and Professionals.
1. Vocational secondary school students
2. Graduate students with 2 or 3 years of higher education
3. Final year post-graduate students with 4 or 5 years, and more, of higher education
1. Women working in the nuclear industry in France
2. Women working in the nuclear industry in Europe
Women Working in Europe Category
1er Prize Sara Tania MONGELLI
Company: Axpo AG (Switzerland)
Position: Project Manager – Nuclear Fuel Department
2nd Prize Neruja SRIKANTHARAJAH
Company: Sellafield Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Position: Chemical Engineer – Magnox Fuel Drying Project
3rd Prize Joëlle VALLORY
Company: CCFE (United Kingdom)
Position: Mechanical Engineer – Central Engineering Department
WiN Europe brings together female professionals working in the many fields of nuclear science and technologies, such as energy, medicine, biology, agriculture, hydrology, environment, physics and chemistry and research. Benefiting from the cultural and geographical proximity of its members, WiN Europe aims to exchange experiences, ideas and best practices in order to play an active role at the European level, providing support for the European nuclear community and contributing to the sustainable development of peaceful nuclear applications in Europe. At the end of 2012, WiN Europe registered some 1200 members in Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the IAEA, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. WiN Europe is part of the international network of WiN Global (4000 members in 102 countries).