Women in Nuclear UK to hold third Annual Conference in February

Jack Gritt, President of WiNUK
Jack Gritt, President of WiNUK

Women in Nuclear UK has opened registration for its third annual conference, to be held in London on 1 February 2017.

The conference will focus on ‘The Big Questions’ and will feature a diverse range of speakers from inside and outside the nuclear sector.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Adriènne Kelbie, Chief Executive of the Office for Nuclear Regulation, and WiN UK Patron
  • Tom Samson, Chief Executive of NuGeneration
  • Amanda Clack, President of RICS
  • Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy
  • Brian McConnell, Managing Director of Hydrock

Following the success at the 2016 conference, workshops to aid managerial and professional development will be included for all delegates. Topics include, emotional intelligence, how to say no, building a personal brand on social media, understanding the National Equality Standard, and how to increase your influence by being inclusive.

Jack Gritt, President, Women in Nuclear UK, told Nuclear Matters, “We’re delighted to confirm launch the third annual conference, which is quickly becoming a staple in the nuclear industry calendar. We have received much support for our aims and objectives and encourage people to attend to help us debate the issues, so that we know what matters most to industry, as we move to improve the representation of women in leadership and to engage with the public on nuclear issues.”

NuGeneration Ltd, has taken lead sponsorship of the event, confirming its commitment to diversity across the nuclear sector.

Jack continued, “We are delighted to have sponsors and exhibitors confirmed before we even launch the event. This shows the commitment from organisations across the sector to addressing the issues of gender balance and diversity.”

Commenting on their sponsorship, Tom Samson, Chief Executive of NuGeneration, said, “NuGen remains absolutely committed to WiN UK and I’m extremely proud to announce our sponsorship of this flagship event. Our staff profile is unique within the nuclear industry – predominantly young, more than 40 per cent female and well positioned to take on the unique challenge of helping deliver the Moorside Project.”

In addition to the main conference, a reception for conference delegates will be held on 31 January in the House of Commons, hosted by Jamie Reed MP.

Further information and registration can be found at: http://www.nuclearinst.com/Branch-events/Women-in-Nuclear/Women-in-Nuclear-UK-2017-conference/39932