c3e Networking reception & dinner · December 3, 2018 · 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
2018 C3E Symposium · December 4, 2018 · 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Celebrating and Recognizing Past and Present Women Awardees of the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Program 

In 2018, the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment symposium and awards will recognize eight outstanding mid-career women who are advancing and implementing solutions that can transform our energy infrastructure and reduce emissions. Drawing upon our illustrious and distinguished C3E Ambassadors, we will explore trends and innovations from energy storage to siting natural gas pipelines and wind generation, and from clean energy finance to saving money through lowering energy and water intensity in their businesses. In its seventh year, exceptional past C3E Awardees will share with us what winning a C3E Award has allowed these women to accomplish over the subsequent years - how they have been able to inspire women and men, from all walks of life, in energy careers using science, technology, engineering and math.


Keynote Speakers

Professor, Energy Resources Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; C3E Ambassador

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy

President & Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine

Founder & CEO, MAP


  ELIZABETH A. “BETSY” MOLER  Retired Executive Vice President - Government Affairs and Policy, Exelon Corporation

Retired Executive Vice President - Government Affairs and Policy, Exelon Corporation



Monday, December 3, 2018, C3E Networking Reception & Dinner at The Foster Art Museum

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm     Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, C3E Symposium, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

8:30     Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 noon   Welcome, Keynotes, Award Presentations, Panels
Welcome and Keynotes

My Journey In Energy: Like Yours - Ever Evolving
Jane Woodward, Founder & CEO, MAP

Lessons In Energy Leadership: Government, Business, and Personal
Dan Brouillette, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy

Advancing The Health Equity Footprint In Communities
Valerie Montgomery Rice, President & Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine

Powering up the C3E Network

Moderated by: Dawn Lippert, CEO, Elemental Excelerator; C3E Award Winner (2015)

Erica Mackie, Co-Founder & CEO, GRID Alternatives; C3E Award Winner (2013)

Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission; C3E Award Winner (2015)

Constance H. Lau, President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries; C3E Ambassador

12:00 noon – 6:30 pm Lunch+Skill-Building Session, Award Presentations, Panels, Networking, Poster Session

Building Communities

Jenny Hou, Senior Product Manager, LinkedIn

Peggy Brannigan, Global Program Manager, Environmental Sustainability, LinkedIn

The Global Climate & Energy Challenge

Sally Benson, Professor, Energy Resources Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; C3E Ambassador

C3E Student Poster Winner Presentations

Introduction of C3E Lifetime Achievement Award

Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Moler, Retired Executive Vice President - Government Affairs & Policy, Exelon Corporation; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Former Chair, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Scaling Energy Storage

Moderated by: Janice Lin, Founder & CEO, Strategen; Co-Founder, Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA); Co-Founder & Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)

Catherine E. Von Burg, Founder, President & CEO, SimpliPhi Power

Ellen Anderson, Founder, Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance, and Director of the Energy Transition Lab at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment

Betar Gallant, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Sustainability & Energy Management: Good Business

Fahmida Ahmed Bangert, Director, Sustainability & SEM Business Services, Stanford University

Women Helping Women Discussion with Corporate Representatives From ExxonMobil, Shell, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Southern California Edison

Moderated by: Dian Grueneich, Precourt Energy Scholar, Precourt Institute for Energy; Member, Shultz-Stephenson Energy Policy Task Force, Stanford University (ret.); C3E Ambassador

Lene Hviid, Global Manager, Shell Research Connect & GameChanger, Shell Global Solutions

Jennifer Rockwood, Global Power & Utilities Practice Leader for Russell Reynolds Associates

Liji Thomas, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Southern California Edison

Sarah Torkamani, Co-President of R&D Women Interest Network, Corporate Strategic Research at ExxonMobil 

Closing remarks

Valentini Pappa, Academic Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Energy; Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Agriculture & Biological Engineering, Texas A&M Energy Institute 

Poster Session and closing reception




C3E Networking Reception & Dinner

December 3

The Foster Art Museum
940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA


There will be a private shuttle service (Bauer’s Transportation) leaving from Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at 4:45 pm and at 5:00 pm to reception venue, and returning back to the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at end of the evening.  Please look for C3E and Alumni Center signage.

Please park at Galvez Parking Lot at the corner of Galvez Street and Campus Drive, Stanford. Shuttle pick-up will be in front of the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.



Located at the corner of Galvez Street and Campus Drive, Stanford, CA

Instructions below:

  1. First park and remember your license plate number or take a photo with your smart phone

  2. Touch any key to wake the machine if necessary

  3. Enter your plate number and Press [OK] to Continue

  4. Select #1 to Purchase a Ticket

  5. On the next screen, select (#2) Event Code Parking Option

  6. Select “Yes” when it asks if you have an event code

  7. Enter the event code (6358) and press OK

  8. You’ll receive a series of messages that say "Completing Payment Please

  9. Wait" then "Free Parking" message appears briefly. “Completing Payment” appears again

  10. Pay Station will ask if you would like a receipt, Press OK for Yes, Cancel for No, no receipt will print unless requested. No need to display receipt on dashboard.


Sheraton Palo Alto

Online reservation or call (650) 328-2800 to speak to Sheraton Palo Alto reservationist. Please mention C3E Symposium room block.  Special group rate available until November 1

A listing of additional accommodations near Stanford University can be found here.