Nuclear plant boss up for national women’s award
Last updated at 16:23, Tuesday, 15 May 2012
A SELLAFIELD boss has been shortlisted for a top award.
Executive director Dawn James is up for an award which aims to celebrate women’s success.
The First Women Awards recognise women from sectors including engineering, science and technology, and media. Founded in 2005 by Real Business and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the awards celebrate women who are laying the foundations for the next generation of female talent.
Having started as an apprentice, Dawn James has reached the top of the male-dominated nuclear industry by her early 40s. She was appointed Nuclear Management Partnership (NMP) Executive Director, Engineering for Sellafield Ltd in 2011.
She said: “I am very pleased to have been nominated for the First Women awards and it is a great honour to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award.
“I am encouraged to see more women are finding their way into engineering.”
The shortlist for this year’s awards include inspirational 19-year-old Shauni O’Neill, apprentice ambassador and station supervisor for London Underground, who is in the running for the Public Service award. Also in consideration for a First Women Award are Kim Mears, who is leading the development of the £2.5bn UK super-fast fibre-optic network; and Suzanne Flynn, the RAF’s first engineering officer.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 28, 2012 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, hosted by BBC presenter Clare Balding.
First published at 13:51, Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
- Updated: Man's body found on Barrow beach
- Rescuers come to the aid of injured woman in Lake District
- Mountain rescue team attend to fell walker with head injury in Lakes
- Bottles of spirits stolen from Ulverston Food Festival stall
- UPDATE: Missing wild camper in Cumbria found safe and well
- Dog found on Cumbria mountain returns home
- Man, 66, dies after Cumbria crash
- Food lovers line the streets for Ulverston festival
- Your guide to Kidfest in Barrow - Britain's biggest children’s music festival
- Delight for Swarthmoor singer as Misstasia make live shows of Britain's Got Talent
- Adopted Cumbrian Ben blasts fastest Test ton at Lord's
- Grand National winner plots Cartmel success
- Record prize money on offer for Cartmel in 2015
- Raiders ace Wiper desperate for return
- Added sparkle for Cartmel ladies race
- Capital result and good time for bonding
- Max Wiper desperate for Barrow Raiders return
- Walney Cents win Barton Townley Cup thriller (1 comment)
- Hambley set for Barrow Raiders debut
- England Under-17s call-up for Barrow football ace
- Super South Cumbria holiday weekend for live music
- Countdown to December
- Price tag of £800 for the perfect pint
- Golden era of the variety acts gets return to stage
- WEDDING ALBUM: Michelle Fredericks and Matthew Wilson
- Rail station mix-up brought firm to town
- Church pulls in drinkers
- FOOD REVIEW: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer (1 comment)
- TRAVEL REVIEW: Slovenia
- An invite to party like its 1945
Visit our websites for...
F. Dickinson footwear
Homes and gardens 22
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|