Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

04 Feb 2020

A director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has scooped a top award from WiN UK


The Women in Nuclear (WiN) Annual Awards recognises those who have gone above and beyond to promote gender balance and diversity across the nuclear sector.

Professor Melanie Brownridge, the NDA’s Technology and Innovation Director, scooped the award for Champion of the Year. She champions flexible working – not just for women who may be mothers or carers, but as an option for everyone. Her working practices have influenced the organisation as a whole.

Prof Brownridge, said:

"I'm very humbled to have been nominated by colleagues and to have won this award. It was amazing to receive feedback from colleagues on how the way I work with others has a positive impact." 

Speaking at the annual WiN conference, David Peattie, NDA Chief Executive and new patron of WiN UK, said it was an honour to attend the event and hear so many inspiring stories.

"I would like to congratulate all of the winners and those who were nominated for an award. It is hugely important that we recognise those who go the extra mile to improve diversity."

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