About Us


Positioning the United States for the future of nuclear energy and technology through the advancement of women

U.S. Women in Nuclear Strategic Objectives

  • Drive a culture in nuclear energy and technology in which women and men succeed
  • Create professional development and networking opportunities for career advancement
  • Enhance understanding and awareness of the value of nuclear energy and technology

In May 1999, WiN-Global held a meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, U.S. attendees met and agreed to establish U.S. Women in Nuclear. The meeting was a result of the efforts of the Nuclear Energy Institute—the meeting’s sponsoring organization—nuclear industry executives, the WiN-Global Board, and U.S. members of WiN-Global.


In the years since that organizing meeting, U.S. WIN membership has expanded to include over 65 chapters with individual members across the United States. National conferences provide networking and learning opportunities and attract several hundred attendees and presenters from major utilities, vendors, universities and government agencies. Members are also active in local and regional chapters, meetings, and activities.


In 2017, the U.S. Women in Nuclear Steering Committee adopted a new structure that provided for a Chair and Vice Chair to lead the national organization as part of the Steering Committee. The Nuclear Energy Institute WIN Director transitioned into a liaison role. The Steering Committee, with support from the Nuclear Energy Institute, also instituted the first Executive Advisory Council comprised of executives from the nuclear industry. These changes reflect the evolution of U.S. Women in Nuclear as an organization which is elevating its mission in 2018 to drive focus to the advancement of women in the nuclear industry.