Paragon hosted its first U.S. Women in Nuclear (WIN) chapter meeting in May of 2023. There were more than 30 participants, representing many states.

This chapter is led by Heather Born (President) and Tonya Trombley (Treasurer).

U.S. Women in Nuclear (U.S. WIN) is an organization of individuals who work in nuclear energy and technology fields around the United States. The vision of WIN is aimed at positioning the United States for the future of nuclear energy and technology through the advancement of women.

U.S. WIN’s objectives are to:
– Drive a culture in nuclear energy and technology in which individuals succeed
– Create professional development and networking opportunities for career advancement
– Enhance understanding and awareness of the value of nuclear energy and technology

U.S. WIN is an affiliate of Women in Nuclear Global organization (WiN Global). The WiN-Global organization is made of up thousands of members in more than 100 countries.

The Paragon chapter is working on some concepts on how to network and give back to the communities where Paragonians live, and the company is very excited about the future of this organization.

In July of 2023, Paragon sent several representatives to the U.S. Women in Nuclear Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Paragon’s James Cody Shipman, Amira Hyder, Katie Dannible, and Huong-Nga Tran were in attendance.

Heather Born established the Paragon WIN Chapter and saw a need to help promote women in the nuclear industry. The Paragon WIN Chapter meets monthly in Fort Worth (TX), with the option for remote employees to attend virtually.