Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada Names Colleen Sidford President

TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada is pleased to announce and introduce our new President, Colleen Sidford.

As  Vice President, Treasurer at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Colleen has been a champion for women's advancement both within OPG and in the community. She was awarded the Catalyst 2010 Business Leader Champion Award, for her efforts in providing opportunities to women to develop, advance and become diversity champions.

Prior to OPG, Colleen owned a private consulting business and held financial positions with The Molson Companies Limited, Bank of America and the Bank of Nova Scotia.

In her new position, Colleen will also represent Canada on the WiN-Global board.

With over 30 years of international bank, treasury, and cash management experience, developed through positions held with banks and multinational corporations in both North America and Europe, Colleen is well positioned to lead WiN-Canada through its next phase of development.

Please join us in welcoming Colleen as she begins the new challenges and opportunities in leading WiN-Canada.

Colleen is taking over this role from Susan Brissette. "The WiN-Canada board would like to take this opportunity to offer our very sincere thanks and appreciation to Susan for her many years of tremendous dedication and service to WiN," said Cheryl Cottrill, Executive Director of WiN-Canada. "We are very pleased Susan will remain on the board as Past President."

About WiN

WiN (Women in Nuclear) is a world-wide association of women working professionally in various fields of nuclear energy and radiation applications. WiN-Canada was formed in early 2004 and has been working to support the objectives of WiN-Global and emphasize and support the role that women can and do have in addressing the general public's concerns about nuclear energy and the application of radiation and nuclear technology. WiN-Canada also works to provide an opportunity for women to succeed in the industry through initiatives such as mentoring, networking, and personal development opportunities, as well as promoting career interest in nuclear engineering, science, technology, the trades and other nuclear-related professions, especially among women and young people.

SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.

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Cheryl Cottrill

Executive Director




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