Sargent & Lundy Participates in Conference Advancing Role of Women in Nuclear Industry

Regional conference’s theme encourages participants to Be a Nuclear HERO! (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities)


Feb. 2, 2024 – The 2024 Region II U.S. Women in Nuclear Conference will kick off on Feb. 5, showcasing growing diversity within the nuclear sector and emphasizing the need to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging in the workforce. Sargent & Lundy is a platinum sponsor, and five women will represent the firm taking part in sessions aimed at inspiring advocacy and public support for the advancement of nuclear energy and technology.

The regional conference is designed to build networking relationships and encourage leadership. It is being held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, near one of Sargent & Lundy’s largest offices, and is being hosted by both the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority.Pareez Golub | Sargent & Lundy

“I am delighted to attend this conference along with a super-talented group of women from Sargent & Lundy,” said Pareez Golub, a vice president with the firm who will participate in a panel discussion about nuclear advocacy heroes. Her discussion will focus on nuclear power advocacy and fleet sustainability in our industry, schools, and communities.

Joyce Gardner, Barbara Dionne, Katelin Groom, and Sydney Adcock from Sargent & Lundy’s Chattanooga office will also attend.

The three-day conference will open with a keynote speech from Heather “Lucky” Penney, one of the first U.S. Air Force fighter pilots and the only women in the 121st Fighter Squadron to fly combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is now a senior resident fellow for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and uses her experience to inspire others to live a life of bravery, service, and connection.

The hero theme will run throughout the conference with sessions on finding your superhero and learning to advocate effectively on behalf of the industry.

Find out more about the conference here.

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