WOMEN IN NUCLEAR CANADA CONGRATULATES “WiNNER” – LAURIE SWAMI
October 17, 2016
WOMEN IN NUCLEAR CANADA CONGRATULATES “WiNNER” – LAURIE SWAMI – ON HER APPOINTMENT TO PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION
TORONTO, ON – WiN-Canada congratulates Laurie Swami, longtime WiN-Canada member and supporter, on her appointment as the new President and CEO of The Nuclear Waste Management Organization, effective November 14th, 2016. In an industry with less than 20 per cent female representation, WiN-Canada is thrilled that Ms. Swami will be leading a nuclear organization.
“We are extremely proud and grateful for Laurie’s 30-year dedication to the nuclear industry,” says Heather Kleb, President of WiN-Canada. “Her new role as President and CEO demonstrates not only the progress this industry is achieving in diversity, but also provides a role model for young girls who are interested in STEM careers in other industries.”
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Swami held the role of Senior Vice-President of Decommissioning and Nuclear Waste Management at Ontario Power Generation. Her duties included the implementation of OPG’s low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste deep geologic repository and managing operations of the nuclear waste management facilities.
Ms. Swami assumes leadership of the NWMO at a vital time for women in nuclear careers, a premise that will be acknowledged by WiN-Canada at its upcoming conference. Our 13th Annual WiN-Canada conference theme is “Strengthening the Core”, and in the spirit of celebrating Ms. Swami’s achievements, it will offer sessions on advancing the careers of women in nuclear, amongst many other pivotal topics.
Our 13th Annual WiN-Canada conference will be held at the Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ontario on November 7, 2016. For more information, please visit the WiN-Canada website http://wincanada.org.
Women in Nuclear (WiN)-Canada, the Canadian chapter of WiN-Global, is an association of women who work professionally in the fields of nuclear energy and radiation applications. Established in 2004, its vision is to educate the public, particularly women, of the benefits of nuclear and radiation application. WiN-Canada supports the mission of WiN-Global.
For more information, please contact:
Executive Director, Women in Nuclear Canada
Phone: 416.915.3020 ext. 101