As CEO of the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Adrienne was awarded the Transformational Leader Award, receiving much-deserved recognition for her excellent work as a role model leader. In addition, impressing the judges with their goal of accelerating gender equality by pursuing game-changing ideas, Women in Nuclear – of which Adrienne is Patron – took the top spot for the Innovation Award.
WiN Cumbria has given countless women within the nuclear industry access to conferences and events that they wouldn’t have otherwise been within their reach. Adrienne was the first female Executive Director at ONR and has increased female representation by 32% under her inclusive and innovative leadership.
The Northern Power Women awards are in their fourth year and were founded by Simone Roche MBE to help showcase role models and best practice from across the North of England. The awards ceremony, recognising people working towards gender diversity in the North, celebrated the success of individuals and businesses at Manchester Central. The event welcomed over 800 people who were there to applaud the fantastic work being delivered across our regions by some of North’s inspiring individuals.
With the theme of the event being #WeCan, Simone Roche encouraged every person in the room to continue being role models and to keep pushing the boundaries. Simone explained:
“The passion and enthusiasm I saw for the winners last night is exactly why these awards are so important. The atmosphere in the room was full of hope and aspiration and it just goes to show what can happen when people work together and say yes we can.”
On the night Adrienne commented:
“I am privileged and proud to be here with The ONR team tonight, supporting the achievements, courage and energy of women and men all over the northwest who are supporting gender diversity.”