The Power of our People: Women in Nuclear Leadership Program
Kelly Ferneau, Cook Plant Manager at AEP, was one of 12 women selected to participate in the inaugural U.S. Women in Nuclear Women’s Leadership Cohort program. The 12-month pilot program is the first of its kind in the nuclear industry and aims to elevate strong female leaders. It was developed and produced by U.S. Women in Nuclear, with sponsorship and support from the Nuclear Energy Institute. Women selected are on track for executive level positions across the nuclear industry.
Women continue to be under-represented in STEM-related jobs and in the nuclear industry, especially in top leadership positions. This program will help build relationships within the cohort group and with industry executives to provide a strong and sustainable career network. These female leaders will gain new skills and additional training to help their companies achieve their long-term business goals. Ferneau’s selection is a groundbreaking accomplishment, and we are proud to have her represent AEP’s next generation of leadership.