About The Initiative

Our aim is to provide the wider nuclear industry

 with practical support around Diversity & Inclusion.

 

Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) is a standalone non-profit company. Our aim is to complement the great work and initiatives that are already happening, and to provide support and enablement at an industry-level nationwide. 

Specifically, we are :

ADDRESSING all aspects of diversity; SHINING a spotlight on best practice in the UK nuclear industry so that we can see what is working in inclusion and diversity; BRINGING ideas, expertise and lessons learned from other industries and from inclusion and diversity experts; CREATING material, newsletters, workshops and events that are open to everyone in our sector; PROVIDING a safe space for people to share information, ask questions and learn

Our Background

IDN was founded in 2019, following a conversation between co-founders Monica Mwanje and Callum Thomas. They observed that  ‘organisations often have high-level policies for Diversity & Inclusionbut how individuals who build, lead and manage teams can achieve it is often lacking.

The aim of IDN is, therefore, to provide the wider nuclear industry with practical support around its Diversity & Inclusion efforts.

 

We have seen steady growth since our first conference in July 2019. In 2020, our team expanded with the addition of Val Saddi, now our Operations Lead. We have since hosted 2 annual conferences, 6 webinars, and are now gearing up for our 4th conference, taking place in Manchester on Thursday, 9th  June 2022. This will be our first conference since becoming a standalone, not-for-profit company in December 2021.

 

To facilitate our operations as a standalone non-profit, we’ve been running an Industry Partnership scheme, which allows us to provide extra support to a select few organisations. This partnership has allowed us to build an industry-led network of like-minded organisations, with the aim to share good practice and expand our offering.

 

IDN specialises in providing resources, connecting people with best practice through our events, facilitating conversations, and making meaningful connections to enable change. Our aim is to future-proof the industry by helping organisations reach and maintain a level of proficiency in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

 

We have bolder and bigger plans for the future, so make sure to stay updated by signing up to our newsletter!

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Our 2022 Industry Partners

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Meet the Team

Monica Mwanje

Monica Mwanje, Our Co-Founder

Managing Director

Monica Mwanje is the founder and Managing Director of MM Creative Solutions, a specialist Management Consultancy providing: Bid, Business Development and Strategic Support services to organisations seeking growth in the nuclear industry.

Valeria Saddi

This is a coloured picture of Val Saddi. Val has shoulder-height golden brown curly hair. She is wearing a mesh top with a black vest underneath. She is also wearing a striped blazer, with orange, brown and white stripes alternating. Val is a white mediterranean woman with olive skin. She has dark brown eyes, a straight nose, plump pink lips. She is smiling in this picture.

Operations Lead

Valeria Saddi (Val) is a BSc International Business Management graduate from Bristol University. 

Within the initiative, she is responsible for running daily operations, including organising events and  managing marketing and communications.

Monica Mwanje

Monica Mwanje, Our Co-Founder

Co-founder

Monica Mwanje (she/her) is the founder and Managing Director of MM Creative Solutions, a specialist Management Consultancy providing: Bid, Business Development and Strategic Support services to organisations seeking growth in the nuclear industry.

Valeria Saddi

This is a coloured picture of Val Saddi. Val has shoulder-height golden brown curly hair. She is wearing a mesh top with a black vest underneath. She is also wearing a striped blazer, with orange, brown and white stripes alternating. Val is a white mediterranean woman with olive skin. She has dark brown eyes, a straight nose, plump pink lips. She is smiling in this picture.

Operations Lead

Valeria Saddi (Val, she/her) is a BSc International Business Management graduate from Bristol University. 

Within the initiative, Val is responsible for running daily operations, including organising events and  managing marketing and communications.