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Women in Nuclear UK Press Release - Annual awards

Women in Nuclear UK Press Release 

Issue date: Wednesday 7 November   

Women in Nuclear UK has begun the search for the winners of its annual awards, which will be presented at its conference in January 2018. 

The awards, launched in 2017, are searching for the people who have gone above and beyond to promote gender balance and diversity across the nuclear sector. 

The three categories are Champion of the Year, Ally of the Year and Mission Possible.  Awards will be judged by a panel of people from across the sector, including WiN UK’s Patron, Adrienne Kelbie and its President, Jack Gritt. 

Jack Gritt, President of Women in Nuclear UK, said: 

“We launched the awards in 2017 and chose the people we felt had really helped WiN UK in its mission. This year, we want industry to recognise their peers. The awards are open to anyone who feels they fit the description outlined in the award category. You can either make the entry yourself, or you can nominate another person. We want to find the people who have really made a difference, so we can share their experiences with the rest of the industry.” 

The Awards ceremony will take place at the fourth annual WiN UK Conference, which will take place in London on 31 January 2018.


 Notes to Editors: 

  1. Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) is a non-profit making organisation run entirely by volunteers. Direction is set by its Executive Board which is composed of a wide range of representatives from industry and academia. Find out more at, follow @winuclear and on Women in Nuclear UK on LinkedIn. 
  1. Full details about the how to enter can be found at: 
  1. Awards categories are: 

Champion of the Year

A woman who has been supportive and influential across the sector in building recognition of the importance of gender balance and diversity. 

The judging panel will be looking for evidence which shows clear examples of work in promoting gender balance, influence within their own organisations and others as well as being a role model for others in the industry. 

Ally of the Year

A man in the nuclear sector who is going beyond the day job to improve gender balance and diversity. 

Judges will consider evidence which shows work undertaken to improve gender balance within their organisation, encouraging other men within the sector to recognise the importance of gender balance and providing guidance and support to WiN UK to meet its aims and objectives. 

Mission Possible

Someone who is tenacious in their mission to create change. 

The judges will look for someone who is passionate about promoting their sector or particular field to the next generation of workers as well as someone who has overcome hurdles and used all available opportunities to make the case for their mission. 

  1. The Conference takes place on 31 January at Church House, Dean’s Yard. Registration is open at