Nuclear Institute – Press Release
Thursday 17 December 2015: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Nuclear Institute announces integration of Women in Nuclear UK
The Nuclear Institute (NI) is delighted to announce that from 1 February 2016 Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) will become a Branch of NI.
The integration, announced at the Nuclear Institute/Nuclear Industry Association Annual Dinner in London on 3 December, will allow WiN UK to manage its rapidly growing member base, while continuing its mission to address gender balance in the nuclear industry, providing an independent voice for workforce diversity within the sector.
Nuclear Institute Chief Executive John Warden said:
“The Institute’s Trustees and I are delighted to welcome all members of WiN UK into the NI. The combination of the Institute and WiN will be a powerful way of encouraging diversity and increasing the talent pool, which is vital for the industry both in the UK and globally.”
As part of the Nuclear Institute Branch structure, Women in Nuclear UK, like the Young Generation Network, will provide expert support, events, news, and opportunities to its members within the sector. It will also support increased nuclear professionalism and promote the advantages of nuclear to those outside the industry.
On 1 February, current members of Women in Nuclear UK will become Associates of NI as transitionary members and will have access to the benefits enjoyed by current NI learned members³. New members will be able to join by becoming Associates of NI and selecting WiN UK membership during the application process.
Miranda Kirschel, President of Women in Nuclear UK, said:
“WiN UK has gone from strength-to-strength in the two years since its inception and now has over 1,000 members. By joining forces with the Nuclear Institute we will remain an effective voice on the issues that are important to our members, as well as continuing to provide the successful events that are helping to develop and connect people in the nuclear industry.”
WiN UK members will continue to receive regular newsletters and updates as before along with access to an increased number of the networking opportunities and specialist events which have contributed to the whirlwind rise of Women in Nuclear UK since its inception in early 2014.
Affiliates, Associates, and professional members of the Nuclear Institute, as listed under the NI’s new membership structure for 2016, will also be entitled to become members of Women in Nuclear UK for free and to support its objectives and events across the sector.