The Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative

Recognizing outstanding Women leaders and accomplishments in clean energy


Who We Are

Closing the gender gap and increasing the participation, leadership, and success of women in clean energy fields are the goals of the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative.

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What We Do



The annual U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium is an invitation-only gathering of approximately 250 people across the clean energy spectrum.



The U.S. C3E Ambassadors are a group of more than 40 distinguished senior professionals who represent the U.S. C3E Initiative at public forums and work to strengthen the recruitment, retention, and advancement of highly qualified women in the energy field.


The U.S. C3E Awards recognize mid-career women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy.



The U.S. C3E Program’s social media presence provides women from around the world who are working in clean energy fields with information, insight, inspiration, and an opportunity to engage with peers and mentors.







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Get Involved


Make a nomination

Nominate a mid-career women making an impact in clean energy.

Present Your Research

Early- and pre-career women, start networking and presenting your research.


Join the Community

Connect with the C3E Initiative and women in the clean energy community.

Become a Sponsor

Support an active community of clean energy professionals and researchers.



2019 C3E Award nominations are now closed. To be announced at the 8th Annual C3E Symposium.

Meet the 2018 Awardees!

The 8th Annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium will be held in November 2019 in Texas.

Past Years: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 20142013 | 2012