Cheryl Peterson, SHINE community & employee engagement manager, accepts the award from Angela Moore, executive director of the YWCA Rock County.

SHINE Medical Technologies named the 2020 Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace Award Recipient

JANESVILLE, Wis., Nov. 2, 2020 – SHINE Medical Technologies today announced that it has been named the recipient of the sixth annual YWCA Rock County Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace Award. SHINE was presented the award at the YWCA Rock County Racial Justice Conference on Nov. 12, 2020.

The Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace Award is presented to businesses and organizations in Rock County that demonstrate cultural diversity achievements, as well as a sustained commitment to racial justice in its policies and practices. A community-led committee selects the recipient each year.

“Through its commitment to diversity and inclusion, SHINE continues to put in work to create a more inclusive environment for all of its employees,” said Angela Moore, YWCA Rock County executive director. “Among its efforts, SHINE has implemented a blind screening process for potential new hires, implemented diversity-focused recruiting and the company encourages its employees to participate in local and national events to broaden employees’ knowledge and understanding.”

SHINE CEO Greg Piefer said the company will continue to put in the work when it comes to creating a truly inclusive environment.

“SHINE is honored to receive this award, particularly because it is named for Dorothy Height, one of the most influential women in the civil rights movement,” Piefer said. “SHINE has made a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that our commitment is important for our company, our community, and, ultimately, the world. While we are taking steps to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, we know we can and must do better on these important workplace issues. All of us at SHINE are grateful to the YWCA for this award and take inspiration from Ms. Height’s life and work.”

Previous recipients of the Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace Award include Community Health Systems Inc., Community Action Inc., Beloit School District, Blackhawk Bank, and Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care.

About SHINE Medical Technologies
SHINE is a nuclear technology company committed to improving the lives of patients around the world. The company is focused initially on the commercialization of medical isotopes, including molybdenum-99, a diagnostic isotope used to diagnose heart disease, cancer and other diseases, and lutetium-177, a therapeutic isotope that holds the promise of significantly improving the outcomes for some cancer patients. SHINE has created isotope production processes that will deliver products to benefit physicians and patients and help solve critical supply problems in the United States and markets in Europe and around the world. SHINE has a long-term strategy to solve some of humanity’s biggest problems and advance our vision for progressively broad and impactful uses of nuclear technology. For more information, please visit our website at

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