Gender Champions

Wisconsin Project’s Participation in Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy Initiative

The Wisconsin Project proudly supports the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP) initiative. Our Executive Director, Valerie Lincy, was among 25 fellow leaders in the nuclear policy field who joined the initiative when it was launched on November 14, 2018.

GCNP represents leaders who are actively working to advance gender equity in their organization’s processes, practices, and policies or in its programmatic work, in order to make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. Gender Champions commit to avoid participating in single-gender panels and to fulfill three or more SMARTIE commitments each year. SMARTIE commitments are Specific, Measurable, Ambitious, Relevant, Time-bound, Inclusive, and Equitable. Learn more about the Gender Champions initiative here.

In addition to the panel parity pledge, Valerie has committed to the following three individual pledges for 2021, aimed at achieving effective gender balance at the Wisconsin Project:

  • Ensure that early career experts (especially women) are single author on at least one article per year.
  • Promote gender diversity in senior management positions, aiming at 50% of board and manager positions are held by women and guaranteeing that at least 40% of such positions are held by women.
  • Achieve an average of 50% women’s participation in the organization’s Iran Watch Roundtable events and Iran Watch Listen podcasts.

The organization continues to fulfill previous SMARTIE commitments and other policies that support gender equity and advance diversity, including a paid internship program and a commitment that all selection panels and final applicant pools for new positions in the organization are not single gender.

The Wisconsin Project is proud to be part of the GCNP initiative, which helps augment the organization’s efforts to build networks, skills, visibility, and voice among women working in the nuclear policy and related fields. In particular, Valerie’s pledges will ensure that the Wisconsin Project continues to build a diverse team committed to bringing forward women’s contributions in order to more effectively achieve the organization’s mission.

For more information: Press Release