GROW Mentoring Program

BENEFIT – Professional Development and Networking

Growth, Relationships, and Opportunities through WIN (GROW) Mentoring Program



Provide knowledge and tools for mentees and mentors to be successful in leveraging relationships that foster career and personal growth for individuals in the nuclear energy and technology fields. Develop solid relationships, interpersonal skills, and business knowledge to drive organizational effectiveness and efficiency.


GROW Program Goals

A)     Pair experienced nuclear professionals with less experienced nuclear professionals or students.

B)     Share lessons learned, anecdotes, operational excellence, etc. relating to time in industry or academia.

C)     Set and complete goals using a tracking system for accountability and sharing purposes.

D)     Collect actionable feedback from program participants and use lessons learned to enhance the program.


About Us

The U.S. Women in Nuclear Professional Development Committee initiated a program for mentoring within the U.S. WIN organization for those individuals who wish to gain the benefits mentoring and being mentored can offer. The GROW program was piloted in 2021 and will launch as an official program at the U.S. WIN 2022 Annual Conference. The program requires a 12-month commitment with a monthly commitment of approximately one hour.


The purpose of the program is to provide personal development, building a learning culture, build connections and community within the mentoring network, develop leadership skills, support diversity and inclusivity, develop self-confidence and self-awareness.


Please visit The WINning Edge newsletter for GROW Mentoring Program quarterly updates and event announcements.


Mentee Applications and Mentor Applications should be submitted to Margie Barnes at [email protected].


Mentee Application

Mentor Application

Program Description




Participants of the 2021 U.S. WIN Mentoring Pilot Program

Carol BarajasAmy Baldwin
Margie BarnesRebecca Oberlander
Denise BrandonRobin Roper
Bonnie BryantAdrianna Lupercio
Lauren CoffeyVic Davis
Jamie ColemanAdria Peterkin
Leah CriderIesha Williamson
Janice CruzKristine Darling
Amanda DongesSarah Sullivan
Juliann EdwardsSara Driscoll
Laura EkernElizabeth Bramer
Kelly FerneauStephanie Meyer
Iba Ello-FletcherAlex Greif
Lynn KolonauskiAvery Wano-Gall
Lynn KolonauskiNicolie Aoki
Rachel LuebbeKristina Gerber
Dr. Catherine RiddleMackenzie Warwick
Maureen ZawalickChristopher Chadwick



U.S. WIN Mentoring Subcommittee

Margie Barnes (Sponsor)

Price Collins

Dr. LaKisha White

Kath Kunz

U.S. WIN Mentoring Oversight Board

Angie Howard

Rebecca Salvadore

Margie Barnes

Carol Barajas