Founded in 1992, Women in Nuclear Global (WiN Global) is a global organisation which supports and encourages women working in nuclear industries throughout the world, particularly energy and radiation applications. WiN Global aims to promote the understanding and public awareness of the benefits of nuclear and radiation applications through a series of active networks, both national and international. Many countries have their own domestic WiN networks, often very active. 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. We are open to any applicant involved in the factual promotion of nuclear activities who pledges to adhere to the goals of the Charter – men are very welcome to join. WiN Global holds an annual congress, and many national chapters hold their own meetings. We also publish a quarterly newsletter, WiNFO, which is sent to all members and which provides a great insight into the activities of women in nuclear throughout the globe. Back copies of this newsletter are available here, so please take a look and see what some of our members are up to.
Nuclear and radiation technologies and applications are very beneficial for mankind. There are also many possibilities for future developments. The general public though, has some concerns on acceptance of nuclear. WiN wants to address these concerns and give the smile back to the atom, as well as giving a human face to nuclear and radiation technology. The WiN symbol, the smiling atom, is a symbol for all positive and beneficial uses of the atom and the general publics' appreciation of the uses
To be a forum for exchanging information and raising awareness of the benefits of nuclear and radiation applications, and of the safety measures that ensure protection of the public and the environment, thereby enhancing the quality of life.
WiN aims to develop a dialogue with the public to promote awareness and education of the contribution to people and society from nuclear technologies WiN aims to contribute to knowledge and experience exchange among members and chapters WiN aims to promote interest in nuclear engineering, science and other nuclear-related professions, especially among women and young people
To establish WiN chapters in as many locations around the world as possible to support the vision and mission To meet regularly to exchange ideas, information, and experience between members and between WiN chapters To create bridges between members in the spirit of equality To share or create and share materials for international use to support the vision and mission of WiN