Women in Neutron Sciences (WiNS) – Empower, Encourage, Enlighten

The Women in Neutron Sciences (WiNS) group promotes professional development of women at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. WiNS seeks to foster a work environment that is equitable and inclusive through thoughtful discussion, awareness, outreach, learning events, partnerships, and support.

If you would like to receive updates of WiNS professional development activities or social events, join our listserv.

Women's Alliance Council - 2024 Women's Leadership Workshop

The Women’s Alliance Council (WAC) would like to invite you to the annual Women’s Leadership Workshop (WLW) on March 20th starting at 1:30 p.m. This is a hybrid event with two in-person locations- Hardin Valley Campus and the Conference Center.


The theme of this year’s WLW 2024 is Inspire Inclusion, and the program features a local non-profit spotlight on Girls on The Run, Mindset Training with Diane Burbie, and a special keynote address by Katatra Vasquez, “Sister Hope: The Legacy of the Invisible Woman in the Atomic City. All are welcome!


Registration is open now until March 12th (in-person) or March 18th (virtual only). More information to follow soon! See ORNL Today for updates.


Register here

WiNS Spotlight Nomination Form

As outlined in the mission statement, Women in Neutron Sciences promotes the professional development of women. The WiNS Spotlight Nomination Form below is intended to help nominate women across the lab to recognize their notable accomplishments and/or significant project contributions.

Due to our fast-changing groups, we ask managers and work colleagues to help us identify women in your group suitable of this nomination. Nominees will be featured quarterly on our WiNS website. Please go to link below to fill out a Nomination Form. 


WiNS Nomination Form


WiNS Executive Committee

Neelam Pradhan

Vice Chair
Dana Humphreys

Brittany McCarty

Learning & Development Project Lead
Makayla Edwards

Recognition & Engagement Project Lead
Rob Knudson

Outreach & Networking Project Lead
Cristina Boone

Strategic Events Project Lead
Shelly Ren

Spotlight on Women in Neutrons
Layla Marshall

Outings Coordinator Project Lead
Monique Wesh

DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
Carrie Elliot

HR Advisor

Lisa Bollinger


Members at Large

Cyndi Esau

Alicia Manjon Sanz

Cassie Sabens

Angel Berrocal

Jennifer Earles


Some links from our members and colleagues:

  1. Explore stories of Women in STEM through this fantastic series of posters: Posters – Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (ingeniumcanada.org)
  2. Story and video about the difficulty of working mothers during the pandemic https://www.kulikulifoods.com/pages/supermoms for the “SuperMoms here at ORNL” in his own words