WiN Global President
Dominique, President of WiN Global since 2020, is one of the most recognized Woman Business Leaders in the French nuclear sector. She has held senior management positions in prominent Groups. Currently, she is working for the Spanish Group GD Energy Services (GDES), as Vice President of GDES in France.
She has demonstrated strong commitment, leadership and support for women in the Nuclear Industry across the world, contributing to the growth and success of WiN Global association. She has been President of WiN France for more than 15 years, contributing to the development of the association.
As President of WiN France, she has led numerous programmes to promote nuclear technology and gender balance. In 2008, Dominique co-founded the Fem’Energia Awards with EDF with the objective of promoting diversity in the nuclear industry by giving more visibility to women in scientific, technical and technological nuclear energy-related occupations, and attracting young women to the nuclear sector.
Executive Director GWNET
Christine Lins works as Executive Director of GWNET, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, which aims at empowering women in the sustainable energy sector. Furthermore, she is Member of the Board of Directors of ISES, the International Solar Energy Society.
From July 2011 until March 2018, Christine Lins acted as Executive Secretary of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network of the 21st Century, headquartered at UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris/France. Between 2001 and 2011, Ms. Lins served as Secretary General of the European Renewable Energy Council. Previously, she worked in a regional energy agency in Austria promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
Ms. Lins holds a Masters degree in international economics and applied languages. She has more than 25 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.
Top 50 Keynote Speaker In The World 2022 |
Best-selling Author X 2
Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, TedX speaker, podcast host and Board Member of Healthlynked Corporation. As a former C-suite executive in media, she was named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018. Heather’s podcast Creating Confidence is a Top 100 show in the Business category on Apple Podcast. Heather was named one of the Top 40 Female Keynote Speakers of 2020 and Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World 2022 by Real Leaders and her new book Overcome Your Villains is available now in addition to her first book Confidence Creator.
Business unit manager at VINCI Energies
in “Pole Nucleaire”
Laurence VAUX have been evolved in the energy sector for more than 20 years in France and abroad. She held various leadership position in France, Africa and Europe for companies such General Electric and VINCI Energies.
Laurence took challenge positions in her career. She had to lead the transformation of different business units. The transformation was focused on the sales, organisational and resources with the final objective to make a sustainable and profitable business unit.
She is currently business unit manager at VINCI Energies in “Pole Nucleaire” leading an organisation of 30 people with ITER and CEA as mainly customers.
Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Thor Associates and Co-Founder of Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear
Callum is the founder and CEO of Thomas Thor Associates, a recruitment, executive search and HR consulting organisation dedicated exclusively to the global nuclear industry and with offices across Europe, North America and the Middle East. Callum has a global perspective on human resources and capacity building within nuclear. He is passionate about achieving inclusion and diversity in the global nuclear workforce and is co-founder of the not-for-profit initiative ‘’Inclusion & Diversity in Nuclear’’. Callum also works as a consultant for the IAEA in the areas of Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management and sits on the UK’s Next Generation Nuclear Industry Council.
Senior expert | Project manager
in GENIV Collaborations
Gilles Rodriguez is a senior expert engineer at the IRESNE institute of the CEA, situated on the CADARACHE Center (Research Institute for Nuclear Systems for a low carbon Energy production - French Atomic Energy Commission/Cadarache center).
He is project manager in GENIV Collaborations and Technological affairs since January 2022.
During his career, Gilles Rodriguez contributed to over 120 scientific publications dedicated to Generation IV systems (Fast Reactor design & technology, safety processes); hydrogen massive production processes; coolant performances and technico-economy of nuclear reactors. He is also involved in Knowledge Capitalization and Knowledge Preservation innovative methods, winning in 2021 two awards for its innovative KM technique development and promotion.
Founder and Managing Director
Founder and managing partner of TerraPraxis, is an internationally sought-after advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and NGOs. Kirsty is regularly invited as an expert speaker on science communication, climate change, competitiveness and innovation to high profile events around the world. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior advisor to Government on climate and energy policy, including 10 Downing St, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. Kirsty is managing partner of LucidCatalyst, a highly specialized international consultancy focused on large-scale, affordable, market-based decarbonization of the global economy. LucidCatalyst was recently commissioned to produce the widely cited Energy Technologies Institute Nuclear Cost Drivers Study, and by ARPA-E to conduct a study on Cost and Performance Requirements for Flexible Advanced Nuclear Plants in Future U.S. Power Markets.
Kirsty chairs the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) Cost Reduction Working Group.
WiN Global Young Generation
Partnership & Grant lead
Adeline works as a Scientific Framework at Regulatory and Technical Acts Service for the NRPA’s Coastline Regional Antenna. She is involved in Inspection of Radiation Protection, Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials, Nuclear Security Measures for Major Public Events, Quality Control of Devices, Radiation protection training for users, as well as the execution of food and environmental sample’s radioanalysis. Her background is enriched with Industrial Agrofood Process Engineering and Master research in Valuation and Sustainable Management of Animal Resources. As a Partnerships and Grants Lead, she is responsible for organizing tasks within the group and collaborating with partners to efficiently achieve goals.
Director, Division of Nuclear Power, IAEA
Aline des Cloizeaux
Ms Aline DES CLOIZEAUX, is Director, Division of Nuclear Power, in the Department of Nuclear Energy of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Before joining the Agency, Ms des Cloizeaux worked as Director, Civil Nuclear and Equipment Business Line at Naval Group, Program Director at Framatome, Large Investment Projects SVP at Orano, and held various positions at Areva and Cegelec, in Paris, France. She is Vice-President of Women in Nuclear IAEA, after having served as President of WiN France.
Ms des Cloizeaux holds a Master’s degree in Science and Engineering Technology from the École Polytechnique, a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs.
President - Founder NAAREA
A graduate of Centrale-Supelec'92 and INSEAD, he has made a career in the engineering, construction and operation of complex industrial systems and infrastructure within major French groups: Spie Batignolles, Alstom, and Suez. 15 years of expatriation have also given him a deep knowledge of international landscape.
He has developed a full capacity to manage large complex projects under tight time constraints. His professional career is marked by a constant desire to precisely address the objectives of sustainable development.
Ecological Transition Director, EDF Provence
Anne Sophie Cochelin
Anne-Sophie Cochelin has a degree in Mecanichal Engineering and a Master in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
After several years working in the Research and Development Direction, then the Nuclear Engineering Direction, Anne-Sophie Cochelin joined Enedis in 2019 to accompany the development of electric mobility in Southern France.
She is now Director of Ecological Transition for EDF in Region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and accompany all the EDF projects concerning the development of new renewable production farms, and the decarbonization of transport, industry and buildings.
GWNET Senior Advisor
Irene’s main area of expertise is economic and social development, women’s rights’ issues, environment, energy, and development cooperation. She directed the international department of the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, was Austria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, IAEA, UNIDO and CTBTO in Vienna, and headed the UNIDO Office in New York. She was Director General for Austria’s development policy and cooperation before assuming the ambassadorship for Austria in China and Mongolia (2012 to 2017), followed by Brazil and Suriname (2017 until March 2021). She retired in April 2021 and continues to advocate for gender equality in the sustainable energy sector and to teach, lecture and publish widely..
Chair | President & CEA
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, END USERS & EPCs, ABB Canada
Joanna Osawe is the President & CEO of WiRE Women in Renewable Energy. Joanna attended Western University studying Languages, graduating with an Honours BA. Joanna works at ABB in the position of Business Development, End Users & EPCs. Joanna has used her language skills on a focused, 15+ year management career at leading renewable and energy sector companies in Canada and the United States. By carrying complex projects through many stages she has seen firsthand the vital role renewable energy and emerging technologies serve in moving the Canadian, American and global energy mix forward.
Recently, Joanna Osawe, has been appointed to the Federal Sustainable Development Advisory Council, led by Minister Steven Guilbeault of Environment and Climate Change. She looks forward to engaging and contributing to the Council's success. The Council is made up of the Canadian public that represent the views of different provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, as well as environmental non-governmental organizations and business and labour organizations.
Director, Net-Zero Program, Idaho National Laboratory
Jhansi Kandasamy is the director of INL’s Net-Zero program. She is responsible for leading INL to become a national model for achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2031 through the development and
implementation of carbon-free and carbon-capture technologies.
Kandasamy began serving in her role at INL in October 2021. She brings 30 years of industry experience and leadership as the former executive
vice president of engineering for GE-Hitachi. She began her career at the Limerick Generating station as an electrical engineer for the Philadelphia
Electric Company (PECO) and held progressive roles as maintenance supervisor, operations supervisor, engineering manager, regulatory assurance manager and chemistry environmental manager at Exelon’s
Limerick Generating Station and Oyster Creek Generating Station.
In addition, Kandasamy is past chair of U.S. Women in Nuclear (WIN), an organization with more than 8,000 members, and co-founder of U.S. WIN Nuclear Executives of Tomorrow, where she mentors women who are one to three years from being executives in the nuclear industry. She is also an American Nuclear Society executive committee chair member and co-founder of Atomic Allies.
Kandasamy received her Master of Business Administration from Eastern University and her bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania
Deputy Director | General International Business | State Power Investment Corporation, China
Xiaohong Cheng is deputy director general of international business of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC). Prior to joining SPIC, Xiaohong served State Power Corporation, China Power Investment Corporation and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation. She holds a bachelor’s in French language and literature from Fudan University, a master’s in civil law from China Politics and Law University. From 2013 to 2016, Xiaohong served as consultant of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) in TC Division for Asia and the Pacific and Division for Africa to deliver TC programme, particularly for countries planning the introduction of nuclear power programmes in the Region.
WiN IAEA Chapter President
Janette Y. Donner has over 20 years of experience in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament with a degree in management and leadership.
She has held several positions in the Department of Safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency since the year 2002.
She joined Women in Nuclear (WiN) IAEA in 2005 and was appointed as the President in 2022, where she continues to promote gender balance and parity commitment by Director’s General (HE Rafael Mariano Grossi). She serves as a Board member and Strategic committee member of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global since 2020. Passionate about gender equality, innovation and diversity, she likes to exchange new ideas for a better and more sustainable world with like-minded people.
Juriste experte | ITER
Jurist expert in nuclear and environmental law at the start of her career, having evolved into a position as legal manager of the ITER France/CEA Agency and Technical Advisor to the French High Representative for ITER until 2011, the year Winner of the prize WIN Femenergia “Woman working in France” and birth of the second child. From 2012, Legal Director in the Office of the Director General of the ITER Organization, also in charge of intellectual property and insurance, interface with the French authorities and with the Host Organization of ITER, the CEA. Also part-time student at the faculty of law since the beginning of his career (currently in renewable energy law) and co-directed two theses, the last of which was successfully defended in March 2022 in nuclear civil liability law.