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Nominations Open for Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards

Awards recognize outstanding mid-career women for leadership in clean energy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nominations Open for Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards

The 2014 C3E Awards winners. Left to right: Sila Kiliccote, Debra Rowe, Dorothy Barnett, Lisa Dyson, Zadhya Mohammed, Ashley Muspratt, Phuong Young Phillips, Ghita Levenstein Carroll.

The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2015 C3E Awards. The C3E Awards will recognize amazing women who harness their talents to advance clean, renewable sources of energy, related technologies, or clean energy policy. The Awards provide critical recognition of women’s clean energy leadership and achievement, to support women’s career advancement and inspire women of all ages to contribute to the clean energy field.

Nominations will be accepted
until June 1, 2015,

View a flyer describing the
 2015 C3E Awards opportunity

Nominations for mid-career achievement and leadership are sought in each of eight categories: Advocacy, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Government, International,Law and finance, and Research. One award will be made in each category, and each winner will receive $8,000 to advance their specific work or support the broader contributions of women in clean energy.

Employers, universities, professional societies, membership organizations, associations, community groups, individuals, and other sponsors are invited to nominate women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in these eight areas.

C3E Award nominees will be evaluated on their clean energy leadership qualities and accomplishments, which should be sufficient to merit national recognition. The winners will be announced at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium in November. 

C3E Award winners are an impressive group of women making a difference. Past winners are continuing their outstanding contributions and leadership in clean energy. Many have garnered further national recognition, earned promotions, and become recognized thought leaders in their areas of expertise.

The U.S. Department of Energy and the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) collaborate to implement the U.S. C3E program, an effort to advance the careers and leadership of women in the field of clean energy. The program, launched in 2012, is part of the international C3E initiative within the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial.

To learn more or nominate an outstanding mid-career woman in clean energy for a C3E Award, visit